Management & Directors
Melanie W. Barstad
Melanie W. Barstad was elected a Director of Cintas in 2011. Ms. Barstad was with the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, a diversified global provider of consumer products, prescription medicines and medical devices, for 23 years, retiring in 2009 as President of Women's Health in the Medical Device and Diagnostics Division. She served as a management board member on numerous Johnson & Johnson operating company boards from 1997 to 2009, including Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems, Ethicon Endo Surgery and Johnson & Johnson Medical. Ms. Barstad also served as co-chair of the Johnson & Johnson Women's Leadership Initiative and served on the Auburn University Foundation Board of Directors from 2008 to 2016, where she chaired the Directorship Committee and served on the Executive Committee. She was recognized in 2018 by the Auburn University Alumni Association receiving the Auburn University Lifetime Achievement Award. Ms. Barstad was honored in 2019 by Women Inc. as one of the 2019 Most Influential Corporate Board Directors. She has also been been included in the Agenda Compensation 100 listing and has been listed in Europe's Global Board Ready Women's Initiative. The Board believes that Ms. Barstad's experience running complex, enterprise-wide global businesses as a line executive and as a management board member and her status as an independent director, makes her service on the Board valuable to Cintas.