Together they run the largest global vertical manufacturer and distributor of institutional and consumer textiles and apparel in the world. This year, Gary and Kim Heiman, Cincinnati’s dynamic husband and wife duo, are teaming up to lead United Way’s annual community campaign as the 2018 volunteer co-chairs.
Their leadership will be instrumental as we continue to invest in programs and services directly helping families in poverty.
“The Heiman family came to Cincinnati as immigrants from Germany in 1940,” said Gary Heiman. “It was the opportunity provided to us by this country and specifically in Cincinnati that enabled us to build a successful business. It is a privilege to be able to give back to those around us.”
Standard Textile Co., Inc. is the world’s largest, vertically integrated manufacturer and distributor of healthcare, hospitality, interiors and consumer textiles and apparel. Today, STC has 24 manufacturing facilities in 12 countries, customers in over 90 countries.
Gary Heiman is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Standard Textile Co., Inc. He became president of STC in 1988 and CEO in 1994.
“We believe that in its essence, United Way gives people the opportunity to succeed and that by working together we can all make a difference that will strengthen our community,” he said.
Gary Heiman served as President and/or Chairman of the Board of Trustees of numerous organizations including the Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati, the Jewish Community Center and The Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati. He is a former Trustee of the University of Cincinnati and board member of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. Heiman currently serves as a board member of Cintrifuse, and a member of the Cincinnati Business Committee and The Commercial Club.
Kim Morris Heiman is Managing Director at Standard Textile Co., Inc. and President of SK Textile, an Interiors Fabricator for the hospitality industry. She has worked in the textile industry for over 30 years.
"The impact we make today through United Way has the power to transform thousands of lives and change outcomes for those most vulnerable in our region," she said.
Kim is currently on the Board of Trustees for the University of Cincinnati and chairs an initiative of the Jewish Federations of North America. Her past community involvement includes Hadassah Foundation where she served as Treasurer, Rockwern Academy board, work with Bridges for a Just Community, Hebrew Union College, The American Jewish Committee, Israel Bonds and the Junior Achievement Globe Program. She is also a past President of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati.
“It is human nature to feel overwhelmed by the enormity of the challenges that poverty presents, but United Way’s partnership with corporate Cincinnati demonstrates that with a little heart and the right leadership, every business has the ability to show employees that making a difference is not only easy but rewarding as well,” she said. “Together we can build a better future for those around us right here at home.”