Central States Manufacturing Inc., a supplier of metal-building components and roofing for self-storage and other industries, appointed Jennifer Davis to the newly created position of corporate market officer. She’ll oversee the company’s marketing, strategy and innovation functions, according to a press release.
Davis has more than two decades of executive-marketing, operations and general-management experience. She’s held positions with Amazon Web Services, Honeywell International Inc., Intel Corp., Learfield and Planar Systems Inc.
Davis earned a bachelor’s degree from Warner Pacific University and a master’s degree from Pepperdine University. She holds an ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) Board Governance Certification from the Private Directors Association and serves on the advisory boards of several private companies. She’s also the author of the book “Well Made Decisions.” Published in 2021 by New Degree Press, it offers insight on organizational decision-making and strategy implementation.
“Jennifer is a highly experienced business leader with a proven track record of building brands, driving transformative innovation and serving customers in a variety of demanding industries, and we’re proud to have her join Central States,” said CEO Jim Sliker. “This new role and Jennifer’s skillful and energetic leadership will be critical for our continued evolution as the market leader.”
“I am honored to join such a well-regarded company and to be so warmly welcomed by the company’s employee-owners,” Davis said. “After getting to know Central States, I am impressed by the culture that has been created, the growth that has been achieved, the long-term relationships built with customers, and the unwavering commitment to give back to the community, which is a cornerstone of the brand. Looking forward to the bright future ahead.”
Founded in 1988, Central States has 1,300 employee-owners and 11 manufacturing facilities. It serves 6,000 architectural, commercial and residential contractors and customers nationwide.