Robert J. Kohlhepp joined Cintas Corporation in July 1967 as controller. Over a span of 50 years with Cintas, he was promoted to positions of general manager, vice president and treasurer, executive vice president, president, and CEO, then served as Vice Chair and Board Chair until retiring in 2016. Additionally, Kohlhepp has served on several association, corporation, nonprofit and university boards.


“You can hire the best talent, invest in the best equipment, and serve the best customers, but unless you create a corporate culture that is satisfied only with excellence, your efforts will fail.”
—Robert J. Kohlhepp


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