This area manufacturer is preparing for a new CEO

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

Midmark Corp., a privately held designer and producer of medical, dental and veterinary products, is preparing to welcome a new chief executive.

President Jon Wells will take that role from current CEO John Baumann effective April 1, 2021, Midmark announced.

Baumann will remain a director of the board, a position he has held since 2009.

Wells was promoted to president in September. The Midmark board of directors approved the appointment of Wells to CEO last week, the company said.

Anne Eiting Klamar, chair of the board and shareholder of Midmark. LISA POWELL / STAFF
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Anne Eiting Klamar, chair of the board and shareholder of Midmark. LISA POWELL / STAFF

“Midmark grew significantly during Baumann’s tenure as president and CEO,” the business said in a release. “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.”

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In his tenure, Midmark added 550 employees and some 265,000 square-feet of manufacturing space across sites in Lebanon, Leesburg and Versailles, Ohio; Buffalo Grove, Ill; Carthage, Mo.; and Traverse City, Mich.

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 campus.

And Midmark in recent weeks announced the rebuilding of a 32,000-plus square-foot hotel in Versailles.

“I absolutely cherished my time here engaging with teammates in pursuit of opportunities to grow Midmark,” Baumann said in the release. “I especially enjoyed the new friends and relationships that I have formed over these years at Midmark.”

Added Baumann: “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.”

“John Baumann has been an inspirational leader during his tenure with Midmark,” said Anne Eiting Klamar, Midmark chair of the board and shareholder of the company.

“I truly believe Midmark has a great strategy, a talented team and is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the changing healthcare environment,” Wells said.

Baumann spent 18 years as president and CEO, as well as shareholder, of Ampac, a Cincinnati-based business in creative packaging solutions serving the retail, food, pharmaceutical and security markets.

Wells has held positions in sales, project management, marketing and senior leadership.

He sits on the board of the Health Industry Distributors Association’s education foundation, is a former board member and president of the Healthcare Manufacturers Management Council and has held roles on several industry trade councils.

In recent years, the company has had about 1,700 employees worldwide, with most of its manufacturing operations in Versailles. Midmark has an Austin Landing headquarters in Miami Twp.

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