Midmark announces CEO transition

Dec 21, 2020, 15:30 PM
Jon Wells to assume CEO position on April 1, 2021

DAYTON, Ohio, Dec. 21, 2020 — Midmark Corp., a leading clinical environmental design company providing medical, dental and veterinary solutions that enable a better experience at the point of care, today announced that John Baumann will be stepping out of his CEO role which will transfer to Jon Wells, effective April 1, 2021. Baumann will focus on his position as a director of the board, a position he has held since 2009.

Wells was promoted to president on Sept. 15, 2020. Baumann will continue to transition his leadership responsibilities to Wells which will be completed on March 31, 2021. Baumann will transition away from his leadership role and devote his time to Midmark as a board member and Wells will have full management and leadership responsibilities as president and CEO, effective April 1, 2021. The Midmark board of directors approved the appointment of Wells to CEO on Dec. 18, 2020.

Midmark grew significantly during Baumann’s tenure as president and CEO. The company’s growth was stimulated through strategic investments made in the organization’s capabilities, innovative solutions and technologies, customer-facing systems and three acquisitions. During this time, the organization added more than 550 employees and approximately 265,000 square-feet of manufacturing space across sites in Lebanon, Leesburg and Versailles, Ohio; Buffalo Grove, Ill; Carthage, Mo.; and Traverse City, Mich. Outside of manufacturing, the company has invested in additional corporate facilities across the United States, including a 114,000 square-foot technology and customer experience center at its Versailles, Ohio, campus. The company recently announced a 32,000+ square-foot hotel to support the company’s growing customer and employee engagement opportunities in Versailles and to promote the economic vitality of the community that is home to the company’s largest operations site.

Baumann stated, “I absolutely cherished my time here engaging with teammates in pursuit of opportunities to grow Midmark. I especially enjoyed the new friends and relationships that I have formed over these years at Midmark. I am deeply grateful to all our Midmark teammates for their support and hard work. Midmark is a special place with such positive energy. I can look to my future invigorated and energized for the new adventures and challenges that lie ahead knowing that Jon Wells and our leadership team are in place to take Midmark into its future. I want to thank our Midmark board for their direction and support of me and our leadership team.”

In reference to Wells’ promotion to president in Sept. 2020, Baumann said, “Jon is uniquely qualified for this role. Through his deep market and customer knowledge, thought leadership and insight, he has an expansive network in healthcare and amongst Midmark’s channel partner communities. His strategic mindedness allows him to discern the long-term and potential ramifications in every decision. He has established himself as a values-based leader, caring for others while managing what is best for our organization.”

Anne Eiting Klamar, Midmark chair of the board and shareholder, commented, “John Baumann has been an inspirational leader during his tenure with Midmark. He has led through a period of tremendous growth for the company while he added to the culture that we all cherish. He always exhibited integrity and courage that has been especially appreciated through this time of COVID-19 and economic crisis. John is an energizing, charismatic, thoughtful leader and we are grateful that he will continue to serve on our board of directors. Jon Wells is a well-respected leader for the future, especially seasoned to lead through Midmark’s next phase of growth. Jon’s tenure here and closeness to our customers and markets will serve Midmark well during this time of change within healthcare. His values and integrity strengthen the culture within Midmark.”

Regarding his recent appointment to president and CEO of Midmark, Jon Wells stated, “I truly believe Midmark has a great strategy, a talented team and is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the changing healthcare environment.” In succeeding John Bauman, Wells noted that “John’s legacy is one of trust, caring and doing what is right to put the business in a position of success for the long term. He made a lasting impact on Midmark.”

Baumann is an award-winning entrepreneur who accredits his track record of success to intrapreneurship—building companies through building teams. He has dedicated his entire career to consulting and leading privately held companies, including 29 years in a C-suite role and 24 of those in the role of CEO. Baumann spent 18 years as president and CEO, 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.

Midmark has a legacy of deep-rooted CEOs across its 105-year history and appointing Wells continues this trend, having dedicated his 30-year career to Midmark. Wells’ depth of knowledge about Midmark’s customers, dealer communities and industries is unmatched. He has proven his leadership efficacy working together with the Midmark executive team to solidify its strategy and execution, ensuring the delivery of the Midmark brand promise to design seamless solutions that simplify and enable better care.

Wells has held positions in sales, project management, marketing and senior leadership. As vice president of marketing, he led both forward-thinking upstream and downstream marketing. He played a significant role in Midmark’s rebranding efforts, which included the assessment, customer research, ideation and implementation of Midmark’s new brand identity across the organization.

Wells currently sits on the board of the Health Industry Distributors Association’s (HIDA) education foundation, is a former board member and president of the Healthcare Manufacturers Management Council (HMMC) and has held roles on several industry trade councils. Wells is also engaged in his community—volunteering time to support projects in New Bremen, Ohio, with his wife Suzanne and four children.

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John Baumann (right), current CEO, Jon Wells (left) appointed CEO, effective April 1, 2021.

About Midmark 
Midmark Corporation is the only clinical environmental design company that enables a better care experience for the medical, dental and animal health markets. With nearly 2,000 teammates worldwide, Midmark focuses on harmonizing clinical room design, technology and workflows, creating a better experience for providers and patients at the point of care. Founded in 1915 and headquartered in the greater Dayton, Ohio, area, Midmark maintains production facilities and administrative offices in Versailles, Ohio, with eight additional locations in the United States as well as subsidiaries in India and Italy. To learn more about Midmark, visit midmark.com.

Contact: 
Susan Kaiser
Media and Communications Manager
Midmark Corporation
937.417.2430 – mobile
skaiser@midmark.com