San Diego, March 31, 2015— Vistage Chairs Harry Robinson and Roger Johannigman have announced the formation of the newest chief executive group, for owners and CEOs in Cincinnati, Ohio. As two of more than 400 Vistage Chairs in the US, Robinson and Johannigman will help their group members get results using a proprietary issue processing method to tackle their most challenging business questions. More than 21,000 executives, business owners and CEOs around the world rely on local area groups to get the most out of their businesses.
Vistage Regional Executive Rob Knauer applauded their success: “Together Harry, as a long tenured Chair, and Roger as a relatively new Chair and past long time member, will deliver an attractive and interesting balance of experience and freshness to their Vistage group. This “self-start” group came together very quickly, comparatively speaking, and is a testament to the value these members anticipate Harry and Roger will provide. Harry and Roger are polished professionals “on and off the court”. They serve the Vistage and local community in ways that go well above and beyond the normal call of duty. We are privileged to have them as part of our team.”
Harry Robinson is an experienced CEO with a passion for increasing the effectiveness and enhancing the lives of CEOs and business owners. Harry has coached and successfully led CEO and senior executive peer groups for more than 10 years. Previously, as Senior Vice President for Coca-Cola Foods, he led U.S. marketing of more than $100 million in spending and developed an entry plan for Coca-Cola in Europe. He also served as President and CEO of Coca-Cola Foods in Canada. Harry holds an AB degree from Princeton and served as a board member for the Cincinnati chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.
Roger was the President/CEO and owner of Loveland Pet Products from 1979-2008. Roger gained leadership experience in strategy planning and implementation, outside board formation and management, new ventures, business planning and budgeting, banking, capital planning and financial management, acquisitions, organizational development, quality improvement, and business development. Roger operated the business until a successful sale to Bradley Caldwell, Inc., in July, 2008. Roger serves on local and national non-profit boards, as well as for-profit private company boards. Roger has also been an adjunct professor of management at the College of Mt. St. Joseph. Roger is a graduate of Harvard University, and holds an MBA degree from Xavier University. He also holds a Graduate Certificate in Spiritual Direction from the College of Mt. St. Joseph.
About Vistage Worldwide, Inc.
Vistage Worldwide is an organization designed exclusively for high-integrity CEOs and executive leaders who are looking to drive better decisions and better results for their companies. Our members — 21,000 strong in more than 17 countries — gather in trusted, confidential peer advisory groups where they tackle their toughest challenges and biggest opportunities. Leveraging the Vistage platform, our members have demonstrated the ability to refine their instincts, improve their judgment, expand their perspectives and optimize decision making. CEOs who joined Vistage grew their companies at three times the rate of the average U.S. company, according to a 2015 analysis of Dun & Bradstreet data. Learn more at vistage.com.
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