Chris Kaboth Named Whitacre Greer President

We are pleased to announce that Chris Kaboth has been named President of the Whitacre Greer Company at the annual meeting of the common stockholders.

Chris worked in the plant during the summer months while studying at Otterbein University. After graduating, he returned to Whitacre Greer full-time, first working in the customer service office and later as Manager of Human Resources and Corporate Vice President of Finance. Most recently, Chris has served as Vice President of Operations. In addition to his undergraduate degree, Chris earned a Masters of Business Administration from Kennesaw State University.

Chris resides in Canton, Ohio with his wife and two children. He is active in the community, serving on several nonprofit boards.

The Whitacre family announced Chris’ promotion to company employees April 17th with the following letter:

To All Employees,

It is with great pleasure that we announce the election of Chris Kaboth to the office of President by the Common Stockholders of Whitacre Greer Company. Janet will remain CEO and Chairman in order to oversee and ensure the long term progression toward our goals.

Chris has been with Whitacre Greer for over 10 years, and has worked in many aspects of our company, with this last year being in charge of all areas of production.

We are very pleased and proud that we have two members of the next generation of the Whitacre family to carry us into the future, as Chris and Stephen will both show the ability and desire to help each other and all of us in order to continue our family legacy.

As a family, we remain focused on the modernization of our manufacturing facility. We remain willing to invest all that we have in order to realize this goal.

We than you for all of your hard work, especially over the past year. We hope you will join us to look to a great future.

Lynn Whitacre-Cart          Janet Kaboth          John Whitacre III

Please help us welcome Chris to his new role at Whitacre Greer!

The Whitacre Greer Company is a leading producer of fired-clay paving bricks and fire bricks. Whitacre Greer paving products have been used in many prestigious projects throughout North America including The National World War Two Museum in New Orleans and Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. They are the pavers of choice for Emory University, The University of Dayton and other prominent institutions. The company was established in 1916 and is based in Alliance, Ohio.