Holloman Retiring as Cintas’ President/COO

Staff Writer |

Has been with company for 22 years; retirement effective July 31

CINCINNATI — J. Phillip Holloman has informed Cintas Corp. of his intention to retire as president and chief operating officer effective July 31, 2018, the company reports.

“I thank Phillip for the tremendous contributions he has made during his many years with Cintas,” says Scott D. Farmer, chairman and CEO. “Those of us who have had the privilege of working with Phillip know that Cintas is a better company because of him and he will be missed.”

Holloman has been with Cintas for 22 years and has held many positions, including vice president of engineering/construction, vice president of distribution/production planning, executive champion of Six Sigma initiatives, senior vice president of global supply chain management, and rental division president and COO, and president and COO. 

The company says Holloman is a founding member of Cintas’ Diversity Committee and also received the Excalibur Award, the company’s highest award reserved for business executives who demonstrate excellence during their tenure.

Holloman is also the recipient of numerous external awards and recognition, according to the company. In 2009, he was recognized in Black Enterprise magazine as one of the “100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America.” He received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Wilberforce University; was a 2010 Cincinnati “Men of Honor, A Salute to African American Men” award recipient; and received the Merlin Pope, Jr. Diversity Leadership Award in 2012. Holloman was named a University of Cincinnati Kautz Alumni Master in 2012 as well.

Cintas adds that Holloman serves as a member of the board of directors for Rockwell Automation; serves on the Business School advisory board for Florida A&M University and on the advisory boards for the Business School and the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences for the University of Cincinnati; is a board member of the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati; serves on the executive committee of the board of directors of the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC); serves on the University of Cincinnati Foundation’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council; and serves on the advisory board of the Middletown, Ohio, Teen Mentoring Program.

With Holloman’s departure, the company says it is reorganizing its top executives. Todd Schneider, currently president and COO of the rental division, has been promoted to the newly created role of executive vice president and COO. Michael Thompson, currently senior vice president and chief information officer, is being promoted to the newly created role of executive vice president and chief administrative officer. J. Michael Hansen, currently senior vice president and CFO, is being promoted to the newly created role of executive vice president and CFO.


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