Wes C. Bates

Director at Wittenberg University

Mr. Bates is CEO and chairman of the board of Stanley Steemer International. Recipient of the Alumni Association’s most prestigious recognition, the Class of 1914 Award, given to individuals who have served Wittenberg above and beyond what might be expected of any contributor to the college’s welfare, he is currently chair of the Enrollment & Marketing Committee of the Wittenberg Board of Directors. He is married to Ann Sammel Bates ’70, and together they have a son and a daughter. They were also the lead donors for the new Health, Wellness & Athletics (HWA) Complex, and its centerpiece, The Steemer.


  • Director

    Current role