Namesake and founder Steve Geppi will assume Heidmann’s duties in addition to his position as Chairman and CEO. Geppi Family Enterprises was formed in 2015 to oversee the dozen companies owned by Steve Geppi.
“Under my guidance, the executive leadership team will support a comprehensive strategic review to position the enterprise for future growth. I feel a tremendous responsibility to our employees and the industry, and I fully intend to set all Geppi Family Enterprise brands on a path for robust growth,” Geppi said in a statement.
Heidmann joined Geppi from Pepsico in June of last year with much of the same mission. But, the company has suffered several setbacks this year including the conclusion of exclusive relationships with Asmodee at Alliance and DC at Diamond. The company was also hit hard by the nationwide closure of retail stores due to the pandemic.