MEET OUR LEADERS
HELPING OUR TEAM THRIVE
Our leaders come from varied backgrounds but share a common goal: to help Central McGowan and our team members thrive. We lead and make decisions that reflect our core values of Success, Trust, Innovation, Collaboration and Culture.
Our organization is structured into three strategic business units: automation, distribution and CO2 solutions with a strategic services group that supports them and the company overall.
Our Core Values
Our Leadership Team
I often refer to Central McGowan as a nearly 75-plus-year-old startup. Because the key to sustaining a strong future is being open to continuous change and transforming the organization.
Beginning his career in 2005, Joe was hired to do a variety of jobs including assisting in our fill plant, inside sales and customer service. After the sudden and unfortunate passing of his father and CEO/CFO in 2011, Joe took on the role of VP and CFO. He focused his attention on the financial side of things, and with the management team led the company through succession planning and a new leadership structure/company re-organization.
Joe is currently President & CEO, and majority owner of Central McGowan along with his mother Cynthia Francis. Maintaining an aggressive growth approach and family ownership with employee focus are some of his top priorities.