Stouse, LLC Appoints Clay Davis President And CEO
Supplier Stouse, LLC (PPAI 113066) has named Clay Davis president and CEO, effective immediately. Davis succeeds Bruce Reed, who is retiring after 14 years of leading the organization and will remain active on the New Century, Kansas-based company’s board of directors. The news was first reported Monday in a PPB Newslink Breaking News alert.
“After an extensive search, we are very pleased to have found a leader of Clay’s stature and experience,” says Reed. “I feel very confident leaving this organization in his capable hands and look forward to working with and supporting him as he builds upon the Stouse platform. We have ambitious growth plans for the company, and he is the right leader for the job.”
Davis has more than 25 years of experience in senior leadership, sales and marketing roles in the packaging, printing and food manufacturing sectors. He most recently served as vice president and general manager for Flint Group North America’s packaging business and has served in leadership positions with some of the most well-known consumer brands in the country.
“Stouse has a strong reputation for excellent service in the specialty printing industry and I am thrilled to join the company,” says Davis. “We plan to explore ways to innovate and help drive growth for our customers while upholding the high-value service our clients deserve.”
Stouse is a portfolio company of Goldner Hawn. It partnered with the Minneapolis-based firm to recapitalize Stouse and support its growth trajectory. Joe Heinen, managing director of Goldner Hawn, says, “Bruce has been instrumental in building Stouse to its market-leading position. All of us at Goldner Hawn and the Stouse team are thankful for his vision, leadership, integrity and friendship over these many years. He is leaving behind an exceptionally strong organization poised for even more success in the future. We are thrilled to partner with a proven leader like Clay to continue to execute the exciting growth vision for Stouse.”