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