• Executive Biography. Alice A. Martin.

    Alice A. Martin is Vice Chairman and Chief Revenue Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of NIBCO INC.  NIBCO is the worldwide leader in the manufacture of plumbing fittings and valves.  The company has been headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana since its inception 110 years ago.  

    Ms. Martin has been on the NIBCO INC. Board of Directors since 2000 and has held a variety of leadership positions.  She has been Vice Chairman of the Board since 2002, Lead Director of the Board from 2003-2005 and Chief People Officer from 2005-2015.

    Martin is also the President and Co-Founder of The Rex & Alice A. Martin Foundation, a charitable foundation headquartered in Elkhart which donates to major projects for children.  Celebrating its 14th year, The Rex and Alice A. Martin Foundation has funded the NIBCO Water & Ice Park in downtown Elkhart, Martin Skate Park I and Martin Skate Park II on the west and east sides of Elkhart, respectively.  Additionally, the Foundation has contributed significantly to the renovation of the Lerner Theatre and to the construction of Indiana University at South Bend facility—both in downtown Elkhart.  Other projects include the purchase of the soon to be completed Children’s Garden at the Wellfield Botanical Gardens in Elkhart and along with three other donors, the purchase of the Havilah Beardsley House on Main Street in Elkhart.

    Alice Martin has served on over 30 local, regional and state charitable Boards of Directors.  She has been honored many times for her leadership and philanthropy.  Recently, she was honored by Premier Arts with the Arthur J Decio Award and by the Elkhart Chamber of Commerce with their 2012 Businesswoman of the Year Award.  She has also received the “Sagamore of the Wabash” Award—Indiana’s highest honor.  She has been named the Lewis S. Armstrong Award for Business Acumen by Indiana University, South Bend.  Martin has also received awards from the University of Illinois, WNIT Public Television, Rotary International, Lions Club International, the United Way, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.  Public Broadcasting honored her at their national convention with their National Leadership Award and the House and Senate of the State of Indiana passed a joint resolution of commendation in her honor.

    She currently serves on the Advisory Board for Indiana University at South Bend and on the Advisory Board for the Business College at University of Notre Dame.

    Alice Martin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in education and psychology with high honors from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.  She holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Champaign, Illinois.  

    She and her husband Rex have two daughters.  Ashley works at NIBCO INC. and lives in Elkhart.  Alexis and her husband, Shawn Klose, live in Elkhart and work at Images Jewelers.