G&O recently welcomed the Fox 6 News WakeUp crew to our Fredonia, WI facility to feature G&O on their morning news program. Fox 6 interviewed several employees throughout the morning to learn more about our history, our culture, the products we make, our high quality standards and how the products we make help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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.
Fredonia, WI, April 1, 2020 — Guy & O'Neill is named one of Milwaukee’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® by the National Association For Business Resources for the year 2020. Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach are given this honor.
Fredonia, WI – Guy & O’Neill Inc. has been awarded a 2019 Top Workplaces honor by The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.
“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.”
“Being recognized for the Top Workplace Award for four years in a row is an honor. Our hard-working team members make Guy & O’Neill a great place to be,” said Tom Misgen, CEO and President, Guy & O’Neill, Inc. “Our motto Can do. Will do. Done. is something we strive for and I see this dedication and comradery every day.”
Jennifer Engert, Human Resources Manager, added “We are proud to receive this award again in 2019. Even though we moved up to the medium-sized category, we still have a family feel. Everyone is hard-working and respects each other. Our employees make Guy & O’Neill hum with positive energy and fun!”
“Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy,” Claffey said. “It’s an achievement organizations have worked for and a distinction that gives them a competitive advantage. It’s a big deal.”