Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> June 23, 2003
Robert Kohlhepp – Cintas Corporation (ctas)
ROBERT J. KOHLHEPP is Chief Executive Officer of Cintas
Corporation. He joined Cintas in July 1967 as Controller. Mr.
Kohlhepp was promoted to positions of General Manager, Vice
President and Treasurer. In 1979 he was elected Executive Vice
President and a member of the company's Board of Directors. In
1984 he was elected President and in 1995 was elected Chief
Executive Officer. Mr. Kohlhepp is a member of the following
organizations: Member ' Chief Executives Organization; Member '
World Presidents' Organization; Member ' Commercial Club '
Cincinnati, Ohio; Member ' Commonwealth Club ' Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mr. Kohlhepp is a Director of Cintas Corporation, Trustee of
Xavier University and Director of Parker Hannifin Corporation. He
is a Certified Public Accountant. He holds a BS degree in
Business Administration from Thomas More College, 1963 and an MBA
from Xavier University, 1971. Profile
TWST: Would you begin with an overview of Cintas Corporation?
Mr. Kohlhepp: Our primary business is the uniform business. About
50% of our sales are uniform rental, about 15% of our sales