New Headquarters03.21.2013 | Campus and Community
Midmark Corp., a leading provider of medical, dental and veterinary healthcare equipment solutions, has announced it has finalized lease negotiations and will move its headquarters to the 1700 South Patterson Building on the University of Dayton's River Campus.
The headquarters, named Midmark Center, refers to the company's headquarters being centrally located between its Versailles campus and its innovation-focused facility in West Chester, Ohio. Midmark will move approximately 60 positions from Versailles to Dayton, including its executives and certain corporate functions, by July.
"The move to Dayton will provide us with enhanced opportunities to fulfill our vision of becoming a global leader in healthcare products and services that enable more efficient and effective patient care," Anne Eiting Klamar, president and CEO of Midmark, said about today's announcement.
Klamar, who serves on the University of Dayton's board of trustees, believes the University’s educational philosophy resonates with Midmark’s values to contribute to the greater social good. "The base of Midmark’s culture is our values. We live by our motto, “Because we care,” which supports our culture of making a positive difference each and every day for our customers, suppliers and teammates," she said.
Midmark hopes to partner with the University of Dayton through its intern and cooperative-education programs. In addition, its new corporate offices will reside in the same building where the University offers MBA and other graduate classes, conducts cutting-edge research and operates the popular Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Klamar believes this environment will provide numerous learning opportunities for Midmark employees.
Daniel J. Curran, University of Dayton president, welcomed Midmark's move to campus. "Like GE Aviation's new EPISCENTER, Midmark will be an important addition to the Dayton community and our campus," he said. "We think it's important to attract strong companies that can serve as real-world classrooms and spark economic development for the region."
The new headquarters will maintain more than 23,000 square feet on the fourth floor of the 1700 South Patterson Building in an area known as River Campus. The Versailles campus will remain Midmark’s largest site, housing primarily manufacturing, associated support functions and the customer experience department, continuing its nearly 100-year history of Ohio-based manufacturing.
Midmark employs approximately 900 people in Versailles and more than 1,600 worldwide. The privately held company has subsidiaries throughout the U.S. and in France, India and Italy.