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Guy & O’Neill, Inc. Named a Winner of the Southest Wisconsin 2021 Top Workplace Award by The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Posted by Guy & O'Neill, Inc. on May 10, 2021 4:51:01 PM

Guy & O’Neill, Inc. has been awarded a 2021 Top Workplaces honor by The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The awards are based solely upon employee feedback which is captured through an annual engagement survey. This anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection. The results were compiled by Energage, LLC — an employee engagement technology partner who also awarded Guy & O’Neill with a national Top Workplace in Manufacturing Industry and Culture Excellence Award earlier this year.

“Being recognized for the Top Workplace Award is an honor. This award is particularly encouraging because it derives from the opinions of our employees. We are so proud of our entire G&O community who collectively make G&O a great workplace,” said Jeff Brooks, CEO and President, Guy & O’Neill, Inc.

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.

"During this very challenging time, Top Workplaces has proven to be a beacon of light for organizations, as well as a sign of resiliency and strong business performance," said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. "When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward. Top Workplaces draw on real-time insights into what works best for their organization, so they can make informed decisions that have a positive impact on their people and their business."

Jennifer Engert, Human Resources Manager, added “We are so excited to receive the Top Workplace Award for the 2021. We make a priority to give our employees a work environment that is rewarding and fulfilling and a place they are proud to come to work to every day.”

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Guy & O’Neill Expands Footprint

Posted by Guy & O'Neill, Inc. on Apr 2, 2021 4:36:56 PM

Guy & O’Neill, Inc (Fredonia, WI) is expanding its building footprint due to increased growth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Working around the clock to manufacture disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizing products, and a variety of cleaning products, G&O continues to rapidly grow. 

The construction will begin Monday, April 5, 2021 on a 125,000-square-foot warehouse addition on the south end of 200 Industrial Drive. The new building will serve as a warehouse space complete with high-density racking, push-back racking, shipping offices and bathrooms. The addition will also include seven dock doors. 

“We continue to grow to meet the needs of our customers, and we need more warehouse space to handle the increased flow of raw materials and finished products through our facility.” said Patrick Weber, Supply Chain Director.  Added Jeff Brooks, CEO of Guy & O’Neill, “We are pleased to continue to invest in the Fredonia area and appreciative for the community’s support of Guy & O’Neill. This warehouse expansion helps support our infrastructure needs, and we continue to look for more employees to join our growing and thriving family.”

The project is due to be completed this fall.

Photo Courtesy of Ozaukee Press

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Guy & O'Neill is one of Milwaukee’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2021

Posted by Guy & O'Neill, Inc. on Mar 23, 2021 8:00:00 AM

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 2021 calendar year. 

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition identifies and honors companies that deliver exceptional human resource practices and an impressive commitment to their employees. Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more.

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a national program with annual symposium and award galas presented in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego, and San Francisco. Visit www.thebestandbrightest.com for more details.

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G&O Welcomes the Fox 6 News WakeUp Crew

Posted by Guy & O'Neill, Inc. on Nov 25, 2020 4:00:00 PM

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.

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Guy & O’Neill Announces New President and CEO

Posted by Guy & O'Neill, Inc. on Jun 15, 2020 9:00:00 AM

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.

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