New Century, Kansas-based Stouse LLC, a wholesale manufacturer of printed promotional products, announces Clay Davis as the company’s new president and CEO, effective immediately. Davis succeeds Bruce Reed, who is retiring after 14 years of leading the organization, although he will still be active on the company’s board of directors. Davis is responsible for guiding Stouse’s next phase of growth and corporate development.
Davis has more than 25 years of experience in senior leadership, sales, and marketing roles in the packaging, printing, and food manufacturing industries. Most recently, he served as vice president and general manager for Flint Group North America’s packaging business.
“After an extensive search, we are very pleased to have found a leader of Clay’s stature and experience,” Reed says. “I feel very confident leaving this organization in his capable hands and look forward to working with and supporting him as he builds upon the Stouse platform. We have ambitious growth plans for the company, and he is the right leader for the job.”
“We plan to explore ways to innovate and help drive growth for our customers while upholding the high-value service our clients deserve,” Davis says.
“Bruce has been instrumental in building Stouse to its market-leading position,” adds Joe Heinen, managing director of Stouse parent company Goldner Hawn. “All of us at Goldner Hawn and the Stouse team are thankful for his vision, leadership, integrity, and friendship over these many years. He is leaving behind an exceptionally strong organization poised for even more success in the future. We are thrilled to partner with a proven leader like Clay to continue to execute the exciting growth vision for Stouse.”