The CIC Coatings Team
Tom Huemiller – President & CEO
Tom was born in Sacramento, California, and grew up in Allen, Texas, graduating from Allen High School in 1987. He attended Southern Methodist University from 1988-1991, where he lettered in football playing under Forrest Gregg, legendary Green Bay Packers NFL Hall of Fame coach. His team was the first SMU football team to compete after the NCAA death penalty led to the cancelation of the entire 1987 season.
In 1990, Tom interned for the SMU Athletic Department, and in 1991 he was an intern for former Reagan White House Communications Director Merrie Spaeth at Spaeth Communications in Dallas, Texas. That same year, he graduated from SMU with a bachelor’s degree in corporate communications and public affairs.
In 1992, Tom founded Huemiller and Associates Inc., where he developed exterior wood stain and sealant products under the brand Huemiller Stain. The following year, he started Superior Wood Care, which provides professional wood staining and sealing services to the Dallas/Fort Worth and other North Texas areas. He acquired competitor companies Gray Away Wood Savers in 2002 and Exterior Wood Savers in 2019. Both businesses are staffed with professionals who are experts in maintaining the beauty of exterior wood through restoration and sealing using custom-blended Huemiller Superior Wood Stain and Sealant.
In 2009, Tom purchased Specialty Coatings/Fluidaire Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer and vendor of specialty coatings in Arlington, Texas. With the company’s assets, he co-founded CIC Coatings, LLC with Miles Wooley in McKinney, Texas. CIC is an environmentally friendly, custom industrial, wood and specialty coatings manufacturer specializing in water-bourne and solvent-based coatings that provide ground-breaking solutions for any coatings needs.
In 2019, Tom acquired Sunlite Sales, LLC, in Miami, Florida, a company that offers exceptional coating solutions for an extensive array of industrial, architectural, consumer and commercial products.
In 2020, Tom founded TM Cypress Products, LLC and entered in a joint venture with Humane Choice, LLC to form Cleaner Lives, LLC. TM Cypress began producing effective, green cleaners and sanitizers to help meet the high demand brought on by COVID-19. Cleaner Lives combines those quality, eco-friendly products with tools and equipment to deliver comprehensive, easy-to-use sanitization programs for facilities to help us all get back to school, work, and life.
Tom is currently president of Huemiller and Associates Inc., president and CEO of CIC Coatings, LLC, president of Sunlite Sales, LLC, president and CEO of TM Cypress, LLC, and president of Cleaner Lives, LLC. He has been married since 1999, and he and his wife have two sons. Tom is active in his community and in a number of organizations. He sits on the SMU Mustang Club Board of Directors, the official support organization of SMU Athletics providing funding for facility renovations and projects and to SMU’s 484 student athletes as they strive for success in the classroom and in competition. He is the HOA Board President for Stone Creek Estates in Fairview, Texas, and is a member of Creekwood United Methodist Church in Allen, Texas.
Miles Wooley – VP & CTO
Jeff Takac – VP of Sales
On August 3, 2020, CIC Coatings, announced the appointment of Jeff Takac to the leadership position of Vice President of Sales for North America.
Jeff’s focus will be leading CIC Coatings’ Centurion Interior Industrial Wood Coatings business initiatives in the United States and Canada. He will also be responsible for the marketing function as well as building strategic customer partnerships throughout North America. Mr. Takac has more than 20 years’ experience in the coatings and wood finishes industries including several
senior leadership positions for IVM Chemicals, Valspar, and Sherwin-Williams. He most recently worked as the Managing Director for IVM Chemicals – Milesi wood Coatings subsidiary.
“Jeff brings an excellent record of leadership, results and industry experience in building highly successful teams that are focused on helping customers succeed,” said Tom Huemiller President of CIC Coatings. “He recognizes our core values and will do a great job of introducing and enhancing the Centurion success story and programs, helping our North American partners and end users grow their businesses.”
Takac holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from Missouri State University and is a veteran of the US military. He currently resides in Greensboro, NC and will be relocating to the Dallas, TX area in the near future.
Katrina Emmerson – CFO/Controller