JASPER, Ind. -- Kimball International, Inc. has recognized the appointment of president and chief operating officer Don Van Winkle to the role of board president of the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association. Van Winkle succeeds Sylvain Garneau, Group Lacasse, in that capacity. Van WInkle previously served as board vice president/president elect.

BIFMA is the trade association for business and institutional furniture manufacturers. Since 1973, BIFMA has been the voice of the commercial furniture industry. The association is led by a board of directors, including many current industry executives such as Van Winklen, who has served on the board for seven years prior to appointment as president. See http://www.kimballinternational.com.

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