• John Q. Baumann
  • Sharyl S. Gardner
  • Robert (Bob) Morris
  • Eric Shirley
  • Mike Walker

John Baumann

John Q. Baumann

President & CEO
Midmark Corporation
1700 S. Patterson Blvd., Suite 400   Dayton, OH 45409


John Q. Baumann is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Midmark Corporation.
Prior to holding this position, he joined the Midmark Board of Directors in 2009 and was named Chairman in 2013. He leads the company with a strong focus on Midmark’s vision, values and strategies, which support innovation and growth initiatives to increase the efficiency of healthcare. 

A highly skilled and award-winning senior executive with more than 38 years of experience, Baumann, a Cincinnati native, began his career in the Cincinnati office of Arthur Andersen in 1979. He left Arthur Andersen to serve as the COO/CFO of Duro Bag Manufacturing, the largest manufacturer of carrier shopping bags for major specialty retail and department stores. He joined Fisher Investment Group in 1994 serving as Vice President, Corporate Development.

In 1997, Baumann became President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as shareholder of Ampac, a Cincinnati-based global leader in creative packaging solutions serving the retail, food, pharmaceutical and security markets. During his tenure, Ampac increased its size twenty-fold, completed twelve acquisitions and expanded into Europe and Asia, where it now operates several global manufacturing centers.

Baumann has won numerous awards for leadership and entrepreneurship, including the 2014 Entrepreneur Vision Award from the Entrepreneur Organization of Cincinnati and Entrepreneur of the Year from Ernst & Young in 2005. Furthermore, Baumann brings leadership experience from several corporate boards which currently include Basco, Kost USA, Ocean Accelerator, Inc. and, formerly, Bethesda, Inc., amongst others.

Baumann remains actively involved with organizations throughout the community, including Higher Branches, a charity he and his wife Emily founded to help build community in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati. Baumann formerly contributed on the boards of the Cincinnati Museum Center and the Cincinnati Parks Foundation, the latter of which he was a founder.  

Baumann received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Xavier University.

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Sharyl S. Gardner

Chief Administrative Officer

Sharyl Gardner is Chief Administrative Officer for Midmark Corporation and serves as Secretary for the Midmark Board of Directors.

Offering more than three decades of managerial and leadership experience, Gardner oversees corporate strategy, human resources, including leadership development and training, safety, marketing/corporate communications, IT, customer experience, tech service and guest services for Midmark.

In 2007, Gardner was hired as Vice President of Human Resources for Midmark to help lead and support corporate strategies for continual growth and global market expansion. She continues to be a catalyst for the company’s ongoing organizational transformation to support these strategies.  She previously served as Vice President of Human Resources for Relizon, a document management company, now part of Taylor Communications (formerly Standard Register) in Dayton, Ohio, which employed more than 4,000 people in North America. Prior to Relizon, Gardner spent four years as the Managing Director for Right Management, where she led both the career transition and organizational development businesses in the Dayton region. In her early career, she held a sales leadership position at AT&T, a global telecommunications service provider, where she was employed for eighteen years.

Gardner has a passion for developing leaders in both her professional and personal life. A member of the Miami Valley Senior Human Resources Group and Leadership Dayton Association, Gardner also served as Regional Chairperson for Junior Achievement in the Dayton/Cincinnati area and on the ERA (Employer Resource Association) Board of Directors, which provides assistance to employers in Dayton, Cincinnati, Columbus and Eastern Indiana. She is also a member, mentor and advisor to Professional Women in Healthcare, a nonprofit industry association established to support the development of women as leaders. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Home City Ice Corporation headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Gardner holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton.

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Robert (Bob) Morris

Chief Financial and Growth Officer

Bob Morris is the Chief Financial and Growth Officer for Midmark Corporation.

He joined Midmark in 2011 and is the executive leader directing the Midmark finance and accounting teams, including financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, treasury, legal and taxation.  Morris is also responsible for Midmark’s growth functions, including acquisitions and internally developed products via our product engineering group.

With more than 25 years of professional and managerial experience prior to joining Midmark, Morris was Vice President, Finance for BorgWarner Drivetrain Systems, a worldwide leader in automotive automatic transmission components and four-wheel-drive systems. He also served as Chief Financial Officer of Michelman, Inc., a multi-national supplier of packaging coatings and wax/polymer emulsion additives. He began his career with Arthur Andersen in their Greater Cincinnati practice where he became an audit manager, serving manufacturing and construction clients with a particular emphasis on start-up companies, acquisition projects and financial consulting. 

Morris is a member of the board, the nominating committee and finance committee for Dayton-based Community Blood Bank/Community Tissue Services, a leading provider of life-saving blood and tissue to more than 2000 hospitals across the nation.

Morris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from The Ohio State University and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School “Owners and Presidents Management” program. He earned his CPA in the State of Ohio.

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Eric Shirley

Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)

Eric Shirley is the Chief Commercial Officer of Midmark Corporation, responsible for overseeing the global sales and marketing teams. Prior to joining Midmark in 2004, he held positions in product development, sales and marketing with Sybron Dental Specialties and Dentsply International. Due to his experience with manufacturers of dental, medical and animal health devices, Shirley offers particular expertise in sales management, marketing, public relations and new product development.

A recent past-chairman of the Dental Trade Alliance, Shirley currently serves on the Board of Directors for several philanthropic organizations, including TeamSmile, Oral Health America and the Dental Lifeline Network. Born and raised in Southern California, Shirley has a BA in Journalism from Long Beach State University, and received his MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA. 
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Mike Walker

Chief Operations Officer

Mike Walker is the Chief Operations Officer (COO) for Midmark Corporation—a privately held company founded in 1915 that is a leading provider of medical, dental and veterinary equipment and workflow solutions. The company strives to bring efficient patient care to millions of people each day in the human and animal healthcare industries around the world.

Walker has more than 30 years of experience with Midmark. He was named an executive in 2000 and has held leadership positions in operations, quality assurance, technical service, product development and general management. In his current role, Walker is responsible for leading all areas of quality, engineering and operations, as well as all technology research and development for the company.   

A Beta Gamma Sigma member, Mike served on the HIDA Educational Board for five years. 

Walker received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from Eastern Kentucky University and Master of Business Administration degree from Xavier University.