CINCINNATI — Cintas Corp. reports that it has promoted Jim Rozakis to executive vice president (EVP) and chief operating officer (COO), effective June 1.
Currently, he is EVP and COO of Cintas’s rental division.
The company also reports that Michael L. Thompson, EVP and chief administration officer (CAO), will retire on Aug. 31.
He will cease being an executive officer of the company as of May 31.
Rozakis is a 24-year Cintas employee-partner whose strategic acumen and commitment to excellence have continually pushed the company forward.
He came to Cintas in 1999 as a sales associate and rose through the rental division’s sales and operations ranks, including roles as sales vice president, group vice president, senior vice president, and most recently, rental president and COO, a position he has held since June 2020.
Since assuming his most recent role, the company says Rozakis has led the business to remarkable success.
Assuming leadership less than three months into the COVID-19 pandemic, Rozakis guided the rental division to record sales and profits through the expansion of new workwear and facility services offerings that helped Cintas customers remain open and operating in a safer, healthier and efficient manner.
“Jim’s vision and focus on our customers and employee-partners has had an incredible impact on the rental division and it has created our road map for Cintas’s future,” says Todd Schneider, Cintas president and CEO.
“Coupled with his drive and his commitment to excellence, Jim is poised to help lead Cintas’s businesses to even greater success in his new role as chief operating officer.”
Thompson joined Cintas in 1994 as a financial analyst and has held a variety of ascending roles in the years that have followed, including director of corporate development, corporate controller, vice president and treasurer, senior vice president of rental facility services, senior vice president of business transformation, senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO), and, most recently, EVP and CAO.
Throughout Thompson’s Cintas career, he helped optimize the company for ongoing growth while also prioritizing the customer experience.
“I want to thank Mike for his tremendous contributions during his incredible 29 years with Cintas,” says Schneider. “Over his career, Mike has successfully taken on many challenging areas and created opportunities that have made our company significantly better because of his leadership.
“I value Mike’s perspective, dedication, and friendship and will miss working with him every day. I wish he and his family all the best in the future as they enjoy this new phase in life.”
Cintas says it will not fill Thompson’s CAO role at this time. Thompson’s responsibilities and areas of oversight will be distributed among the company’s executive administration.
Rozakis will move into the COO role which has been unfilled since Schneider, the last EVP and COO, was appointed president and CEO in June 2021.
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