Mike Wagner Leaves OFS to Join Kimball Office as VP, GM

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 10/21/2013 3:51PM


Mike Wagner, KimballMike Wagner JASPER, IN - Mike Wagner joins Kimball Office as Vice President, General Manager, with responsibility for the entire Kimball Office organization, including support and oversight of strategic direction, goals and growth objectives.

For $1.2 billion Kimball International, Inc. (NASDAQ: KBALB), VP Don Van Winkle says the appointment followed an exhaustive national search that generated considerable interest in the position by leading industry executives. Wagner comes from OFS Brands, where he was Senior VP Sales and Marketing. Van Winkle says Wagners appointment represents Kimball's efforts to add individuals with shared values that offer diverse perspectives.

"Mike is a thought leader and very passionate about our industry," says Don Van Winkle, President, Office Furniture Group and Vice President, Kimball International. "He will challenge conventional thinking. His leadership abilities extend beyond sales and marketing.”

Wagner brings over 13 years of experience in sales and sales management, marketing, strategic planning and guiding the cultural evolution of organizations. Before OFS Brands, Wagner was in international sales management and ownership of an independent representative group based in Chicago.


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