John Q. Baumann
President & CEO
John Q. Baumann is the President and Chief Executive Officer of
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
A highly skilled and award-winning senior executive with more than
35 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 a 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.
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