President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board, Whitacre Greer Company
Janet is the current President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Whitacre Greer Company. Whitacre Greer has been manufacturing clay products since 1916 in Northeast Ohio and currently operates a plant in Alliance, Ohio. Janet, her brother John and her sister Lynn are the fourth generation of the Whitacre family to own and operate the business.
Janet started working at Whitacre Greer in 1982 as a file clerk. Since that time, she has had many roles in the company including the design and implementation of new computer systems, marketing new products, management of cost accounting systems and design of a strategic plan for continued family ownership. In 2005 she was elected President and CEO. In 2012 she was elected Chairman of the Board.
Janet received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Miami University and a Masters of Business Administration from Baldwin Wallace College. Her other employment prior to Whitacre Greer Company included being a teacher of high school special education and several positions as a benefit analyst in the insurance industry.
Janet currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Brick Industry Association, The Stark County Development Board and the Alliance Chamber of Commerce. She has been married to Paul Kaboth for 32 years and has two sons and a grandson. Her hobbies include playing golf and reading.