June 15, 2020 - Guy & O’Neill today announced that Jeff D. Brooks has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. He succeeds Thomas A. Misgen who will resign from the company effective June 30, 2020 and become a consultant to Guy & O’Neill.
Mr. Brooks is a consumer products industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience at Procter & Gamble, including stints as CFO of the Global Pet Care division and the Prestige Beauty Care division as well as extensive merger & acquisition experience.
Bruce Pollack, Managing Director of Centre Partners, said: “Jeff brings an impressive suite of skills in leadership, strategy, and finance – and a track record of delivering transformative business results. He has played an instrumental role as a Director and as Executive Chairman, and we are very pleased to bring him on board as CEO to partner with our strong G&O team and accelerate our value creation plans.”
Jeff added, “It is my sincere thrill to join this amazing Guy & O’Neill team. We have tremendous opportunities to grow and am very excited to partner with the entire G&O organization to better meet customer needs, make this a great place to work, and help this company thrive.”
“I also want to thank Tom for the strong leadership he has bestowed on Guy & O’Neill during his 15-years of service. He has been a key architect of our historical growth plan and has been a major contributor to our success to-date,” added Brooks.
Mr. Brooks holds a B.S. in Management and an M.S. in Industrial Administration from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
About Guy & O’Neill
Headquartered in Fredonia, Wisconsin, Guy & O’Neill Inc. is a leading consumer products company focused on the household cleaning, personal care, and pharmaceutical industries. The Company has a strong presence in the wet wipe and liquid-fill sub-sector, offering a value-added suite of services to its customers. Over the last several years, Guy & O’Neill has leveraged its strength in contract manufacturing to enter the private label market with a portfolio of new and innovative products. For more information, please visit www.guyandoneill.com
About Centre Partners
Founded in 1986, Centre Partners is a leading middle-market private equity firm focusing on the consumer and healthcare sectors, with offices in New York and Los Angeles and over $2 billion of equity capital invested in more than 80 transactions. Centre Partners seeks to partner with founders and management teams to build exceptional businesses. Centre Partners provides management teams access to its unique resources, which includes an extended network of experienced and proven operating executives. Additional information is available at www.centrepartners.com.