Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) today announced the appointment by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) of Dave Wheeler, senior vice president of global supply chain, to chair of its Program Committee. The Program Committee is a standing committee of the NMSDC Board of Directors charged with analyzing the benefits of new and current NMSDC programs that support the organization’s 3,500 corporate members and 16,000 certified minority business enterprises (MBEs). Mr. Wheeler was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2011 and the Executive Committee in 2012. “Mr. Wheeler was instrumental in the development of our five-year strategic plan last year, leading the committee focused on the area of business process standardization,” said NMSDC President Joset B. Wright. “We look forward to Dave bringing his perspective and insight to this important role.” NMSDC’s programs aim to connect corporate members with MBEs of all sizes in order to increase procurement and business opportunities. As chair for the Program Committee, Wheeler will also identify opportunities for new services and guide the implementation of program improvements and new initiatives. The committee is comprised of representatives from NMSDC affiliates and corporate and minority business constituent groups. It convenes at least three times each year. Wheeler joined Cintas in 2001 and has since worked in a variety of leadership roles. He currently oversees the company’s supplier diversity and environmental sustainability initiatives in addition to overall global supply chain responsibilities. “Many organizations today, including Cintas, make it a priority to include diverse suppliers in their supply chains,” said Wheeler. “In my new role with NMSDC, I plan to make it easier for corporate members to connect and grow relationships with minority business enterprises. Developing and improving programs that enable learning and collaboration will be the keys to our success.” To learn more about Cintas and its corporate diversity initiatives, please visit www.cintas.com. About Cintas Corporation: Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types primarily throughout North America. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom cleaning and supplies, tile and carpet cleaning, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products and services and document management services for more than 1 million businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.
About NMSDCThe National Minority Supplier Development Council advances business opportunities for certified Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business enterprises and connects them to corporate members. One of the country's leading corporate membership organizations, NMSDC was chartered in 1972 to provide increased procurement and business opportunities for minority businesses of all sizes. The NMSDC Network includes a National Office in New York and 36 Regional Councils across the country. There are 3,500 corporate members throughout the network, including most of America's largest publicly-owned, privately-owned and foreign-owned NMSDC companies, as well as universities, hospitals and other buying institutions. The Regional Councils certify and match more than 16,000 minority-owned businesses with member corporations that want to purchase their products and services.