CMC Group Inc. Announces Senior Leadership Transition
Jeffrey Gayer named President & CEO; Jeff Palmer and Craig Dixon retire
By: CMC Group Inc.
Each with more than 30 years of service to CMC Group, Jeff Palmer and Craig Dixon, have positively influenced CMC's customer, supplier, and team member communities throughout their careers. Both rose within the company, holding leadership positions in operations, production management, information technology, business development and sales. They also both led efforts to create the leadership succession plan in anticipation of their retirement in 2020. Together, with CMC Board Chairman and Founder Al Caperna, Palmer and Dixon have named Jeffrey Gayer President & CEO of CMC Group.
"It has been an honor to learn from and be mentored by each of these incredible men who have developed such extraordinary people and companies," says Gayer. "Am blessed to serve our team and mission as we smile at an exciting future!"
Before joining CMC Group in 2016, Gayer was a 25-year veteran of the janitorial/sanitary supply industry, where he held senior positions in strategic marketing and category management. A graduate of Wright State University, Gayer has been awarded several patents and completed numerous certifications and educational programs. In the past, he has acted as an adjunct professor of industrial engineering at his alma mater.
"As I look back on CMC Group's rich history of fostering people and innovation, I can see clearly that as man develops plans, God really does direct our steps," says Caperna. "Today we are smiling, knowing that Craig and Jeff have found the right leader in Jeff Gayer, to continue to bring CMC Group forward into the future."
Jeremiah 29:11 -- For I know the plans I have for you … plans to prosper you … plans to give you hope and a future.
About CMC Group
CMC Group, Inc., formerly Century Marketing, was originally established in 1980 as a small label distributor. Over its 40-year history, CMC Group has expanded to include multiple companies of excellence, with world-class printing capabilities as the foundation. CMC Group has facilities in the USA and Canada, and sells throughout North America, the United Kingdom, and the Middle East. CMC Group companies include Century Label, providing the precision printing of pressure sensitive and shrink sleeve prime labels, as well as flexible packaging for the specialty food & beverage, craft beer, CBD, nutraceutical and industrial markets; DayMark® Safety Systems, providing the food service industry with efficient, economical, and innovative kitchen automation solutions and food safety labeling, as well as employee and facility safety products; and SmartSolve Industries, which encompasses a family of environmentally sustainable, water soluble materials that can be produced in a variety of applications. CMC Group's global distributor partners include Master Distributor Retail Packaging Solutions Ltd in the United Kingdom; Stylepoint BV in The Netherlands;