Obituary: Alice A. Martin
ELKHART, Ind. — Nibco Inc. lost a visionary and passionate leader. Alice A. Martin, vice chairman and chief revenue officer, died Dec. 10, 2017. She was on the Nibco board of directors since 2000 and held a variety of leadership positions. She served as vice chairman of the board since 2002; lead director of the board from 2003-2005; chief people officer from 2005-2015; and chief revenue officer since 2015. She worked closely with her husband, Rex Martin, Nibco chairman of the board and CEO, as a strategic advisor for more than 30 years. Her objective analysis and strength in critical financial and management issues have been instrumental in the growth of Nibco.
Alice Martin’s vision, creativity, and strength made an indelible impact on the business and its customers. Among her most notable contributions to the business was her passion for mentoring many Nibco associates. She advanced the success of associates throughout her Nibco career. Alice Martin implemented several colleague development programs, including the Women’s Leadership Group, helping women from all Nibco locations achieve career success. She also established the Nibco Sales Training Program, involving an intensive recruitment, training, and sales shadowing curriculum.
Recently, Premier Arts honored Alice Martin with the Arthur J. Decio Award, and the Elkhart chamber of commerce named her 2012 Businesswoman of the Year. She also received the Sagamore of the Wabash Award, Indiana’s highest honor, and the Lewis S. Armstrong Award for Business Acumen by Indiana University in South Bend, Indiana.
Publication date: 1/15/2018