CINCINNATI — Standard Textile President and CEO Gary Heiman was recently presented with the Carl H. Lindner Award for Entrepreneurial and Civic Spirit at the 2013 Deloitte Cincinnati USA 100 luncheon, the company reports.
The annual Deloitte Cincinnati USA 100 list recognizes the achievements of Greater Cincinnati’s largest privately held businesses, the company says, where Standard Textile was recognized as one of the region’s 100 largest privately held companies, and was one of just 14 companies that have been included in the list every year since it was first compiled in 1983.
The Carl H. Lindner Award for Entrepreneurial and Civic Spirit was presented to Heiman for “personifying the leadership, business success and civic involvement that was characterized by Carl Lindner, who made a profound impact on the Cincinnati community,” Standard Textile says.
In 1986, Heiman became president of Standard Textile, which his grandfather, Charles, had founded as a linen distribution company in 1940. Heiman was named CEO in 1994, and the company has since expanded into the hospitality and workwear industry.
Since undertaking his role as CEO, Heiman established “the first textile wholly owned foreign enterprise in China,” as well as led Standard Textile to become “the first American company to build a manufacturing facility in Irbid, Jordan,” in 1997, the company says.
Heiman is a member of the board of trustees of the University of Cincinnati, where he also serves as chairman of the Finance and Administration Committee, the company adds. Additionally, he is chairman of the board of trustees of the Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati; former chairman of the Jewish Community Center; a member of the Cincinnati Business Committee; and former chairman of the board of The Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati.