Immediate Release – January 2019
Illinois-based Gemini Announces New General Manager
Roxana, IL (January 2, 2019) – Promotional products manufacturer Gemini Industries today announced Steve Ehlert as its new General Manager. He succeeds Scott Schaeffer, Gemini’s President, to assume leadership of the business that Scott and his brother Chris Schaeffer led for over 25 years, building on the legacy of their father Edward Schaeffer, who founded the company in 1954.
“Steve brings extensive relevant experience from his career in the printing industry for over 20 years,” said Scott Schaeffer. “He managed multiple manufacturing plants, delivered high quality products on-time, and brought a customer focus to all aspects of the operation. Steve was also well liked and respected by his employees, all of which have prepared him to lead Gemini successfully for many years.”
Steve Ehlert was most recently a General Manager at Ennis, Inc. of Midlothian, Texas, a leading manufacturer and supplier of print products for the wholesale trade. For over 20 years at Ennis, Mr. Ehlert managed facilities in Oregon, California, Ohio and most recently Texas. Mr. Ehlert brings operational expertise in manufacturing efficiency, quality control, safety excellence, on-time delivery, and equipment
optimization. Mr. Ehlert also has extensive experience managing complex and large customer relationships, and developing a customer-first focus. Finally, Mr. Ehlert values teamwork, employee engagement, and open communication such that his employees are productive and can grow.
Mr. Ehlert has been involved with acquisitions of family-owned companies. He brings a unique understanding of how to bring improvements to the company, while preserving the special care of customers and employees that occurs with a family-run business.
“I am excited to join the Gemini team,” said Steve Ehlert. “I found that Scott Schaeffer and the owners of Gemini share my values and goals. We are committed to investing in Gemini to expand our capabilities, create new customer relationships, and ensure we have the best technology and people to exceed our customers’ expectations. I’m also passionate about creating strong relationships with my employees, and I look forward to building on the strong company culture that Scott developed over many years.”
ABOUT GEMINI INDUSTRIES
Founded in 1954, Gemini Industries (Geminiindustries.com) specializes in the manufacture of a wide range of customized promotional products, including vinyl key tags, floating key tags, beverage insulators, air fresheners, magnets, yard signs and more. Gemini also specializes in the manufacture of award ribbons, rosettes, sashes, banners and celluloid buttons Whether you are looking to promote your brand, support an event, provide awards, or purchase branded products for re-sale, Gemini can meet your needs.
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