National Minority Supplier Development Council Names Cintas’ Dave Wheeler Chair of Program Committee

  National Minority Supplier Development Council Names Cintas’ Dave Wheeler
  Chair of Program Committee

  Wheeler to help evaluate and improve programs that connect minority-owned
                       businesses and corporate members

Business Wire

CINCINNATI -- March 18, 2013

Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) today announced the appointment by the
National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) of Dave Wheeler, senior
vice president of global supply chain, to chair of its Program Committee. The
Program Committee is a standing committee of the NMSDC Board of Directors
charged with analyzing the benefits of new and current NMSDC programs that
support the organization’s 3,500 corporate members and 16,000 certified
minority business enterprises (MBEs). Mr. Wheeler was appointed to the Board
of Directors in 2011 and the Executive Committee in 2012.

“Mr. Wheeler was instrumental in the development of our five-year strategic
plan last year, leading the committee focused on the area of business process
standardization,” said NMSDC President Joset B. Wright. “We look forward to
Dave bringing his perspective and insight to this important role.”

NMSDC’s programs aim to connect corporate members with MBEs of all sizes in
order to increase procurement and business opportunities. As chair for the
Program Committee, Wheeler will also identify opportunities for new services
and guide the implementation of program improvements and new initiatives. The
committee is comprised of representatives from NMSDC affiliates and corporate
and minority business constituent groups. It convenes at least three times
each year.

Wheeler joined Cintas in 2001 and has since worked in a variety of leadership
roles. He currently oversees the company’s supplier diversity and
environmental sustainability initiatives in addition to overall global supply
chain responsibilities.

“Many organizations today, including Cintas, make it a priority to include
diverse suppliers in their supply chains,” said Wheeler. “In my new role with
NMSDC, I plan to make it easier for corporate members to connect and grow
relationships with minority business enterprises. Developing and improving
programs that enable learning and collaboration will be the keys to our

To learn more about Cintas and its corporate diversity initiatives, please

About Cintas Corporation:

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized
services to businesses of all types primarily throughout North America. Cintas
designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and
provides entrance mats, restroom cleaning and supplies, tile and carpet
cleaning, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products
and services and document management services for more than 1 million
businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global
Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of the Standard &
Poor’s 500 Index.


The National Minority Supplier Development Council advances business
opportunities for certified Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American
business enterprises and connects them to corporate members. One of the
country's leading corporate membership organizations, NMSDC was chartered in
1972 to provide increased procurement and business opportunities for minority
businesses of all sizes.

The NMSDC Network includes a National Office in New York and 36 Regional
Councils across the country. There are 3,500 corporate members throughout the
network, including most of America's largest publicly-owned, privately-owned
and foreign-owned NMSDC companies, as well as universities, hospitals and
other buying institutions. The Regional Councils certify and match more than
16,000 minority-owned businesses with member corporations that want to
purchase their products and services.


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