Curtis Weems held executive positions in the Point of Purchase, Store fixture and Paperboard Packaging Industries (Graphic Packaging, American Greetings and CDA Industries). Positions and duties included President & CEO, Executive Vice President, Director of National Accounts, General Manager and Sr.VP Sales & Marketing. Curtis has served on industry councils, Advisory Boards and Boards of Directors.
Throughout his career, Curtis developed organizations that exceeded goals through strategic leadership, setting high standards of excellence and recruited personnel that matched the companies values and goals. His ability to identify and develop personnel produced leaders who now hold senior executive positions of their own.
Curtis has worked with premier clients such as P&G, UPS, Wal-Mart, Rawlings Sporting Goods, Skechers, Target, FedEx, Warner-Lambert, Anheuser-Busch, Miller Brewing, Nike, M&M Mars, Clorox, Campbell Soup, Armstrong, ICI Paints, L'eggs Hosiery, McKee Baking and more.
As a college student, Curtis was an entrepreneur and a student leader. During his career at the University of South Alabama, he founded a janitorial service, created an advertising agency and operated a gasoline service business. In addition, he was the Business Manager and Advertising Director for the University newspaper and was President and Co-founder of the Gamma Phi Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi, a national fraternity.
While business is an important part of Curtis' life, his family is paramount and community volunteering is a core principle. He has served various community organizations including the Salvation Army, March of Dimes, Chair of a United Way Campaign and Rotary International.
Held senior management positions in the Packaging, Point of Purchase and Store Fixture industries.
Developed strategic business relationships in the US, Canada, the UK and Puerto Rico.
Member of the Paperboard Packaging Council and two terms on Point of Purchase Advertising International (POPAI) Board of Directors.
Co-Chaired the first POPAI industry textbook and co-authored the design chapter.
Recipient of the 1995 Best of Design Award from P-O-P Times for the Rawlings Baseball Glove Merchandiser.
Campaign Chair for the 2001 United Way Fund Raising Campaign for Pickering-Ajax, Ontario, Canada
Past member of the United Way Pickering-Ajax Board of Directors.
Member of the Cleveland Institute of Art's Advisory Board of Directors.
Received a BS degree in management from the University of South Alabama and a MS degree in Management from CardinalStritchUniversity.
"The greatest rewards come from the greatest commitment." - Arlene Blum