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Ed Gerken

Chair

With more than 40 years of business leadership experience as a follower of Christ, Ed serves like-minded business owners and CEOs as the Area Chair for C12 Central Ohio. Ed had the following vocational experiences before joining C12 Group:

  • CEO and 4th-generation owner of Norwalk Furniture Corporation, an upholstered furniture manufacturer with more than 1,500 employees in four states and a national retail franchise.
  • President of PalFleet Truck Equipment Company, LLC, the U.S. distribution arm of Palfinger AG, a € 1.3 billion (EUR) publicly-traded Austrian manufacturer of hydraulic lifting and loading equipment.
  • Member, Forum Officer and trained Forum Moderator for the Young President’s Organization (YPO) Cleveland, Ohio chapter.
  • Chairman of the Upholstered Furniture Action Council, a national coalition of manufacturers focused on voluntary safety standards for upholstered furniture flammability in cooperation with Federal and State regulatory agencies. 
Ed and his wife, Robin, live in Delaware, Ohio. Their four sons and two daughters are all raising their own families. Nana and Papa are focused on enjoying (and spoiling) their eleven grandchildren.

With more than 40 years of business leadership experience as a follower of Christ, Ed serves like-minded business owners and CEOs as the Area Chair for C12 Central Ohio. Ed had the following vocational experiences before joining C12 Group:

  • CEO and 4th-generation owner of Norwalk Furniture Corporation, an upholstered furniture manufacturer with more than 1,500 employees in four states and a national retail franchise.
  • President of PalFleet Truck Equipment Company, LLC, the U.S. distribution arm of Palfinger AG, a € 1.3 billion (EUR) publicly-traded Austrian manufacturer of hydraulic lifting and loading equipment.
  • Member, Forum Officer and trained Forum Moderator for the Young President’s Organization (YPO) Cleveland, Ohio chapter.
  • Chairman of the Upholstered Furniture Action Council, a national coalition of manufacturers focused on voluntary safety standards for upholstered furniture flammability in cooperation with Federal and State regulatory agencies. 
Ed and his wife, Robin, live in Delaware, Ohio. Their four sons and two daughters are all raising their own families. Nana and Papa are focused on enjoying (and spoiling) their eleven grandchildren.

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C12 is the largest and fastest growing Peer Advisory Group experience in the United States. Why?  The C12 Group is not a business Bible study. It's not a professional networking group or a guest speaker forum. It's a movement of Christian business leaders truly changing the world in and through the marketplace.

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Meeting Information

Central Ohio CEO Board
Columbus Country Club

Chair:

Ed Gerken

Meeting Type:

CEO Peer Advisory Group

Meeting Time:

9 AM - 4 PM 2nd Thursday each month

Location:

Columbus Country Club
4831 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43213
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