JASPER, IN – Kimball International has, over the past 10 years, positioned its hospitality brand as the industry leader in guestroom furnishings for hotels, resorts and casinos, establishing the hospitality market as a significant component of theparent firm’s furniture segment. Two recent personnel moves are aimed at accelerated growth and margin improvement in the hospitality furniture market:
• EVP and CFO Robert Schneider is expanding his duties, assuming responsibility for the strategic and operational aspects of Kimball Hospitality, the nation’s leading provider of guest room furnishings in the hospitality market.
• Robert Bomholt, VP and GM of the hospitality group now reports to Schneider.
• Stan Sapp, president of Kimball Hospitality Group, is leaving the company to pursue other interests, effective March 1, 2013.
Kimball Hospitality recently expanded its domestic production capabilitues to further position its brand as the premier choice for customers requiring specialized designs, timely delivery and effective execution of orders in North American markets.
Additionally, executive VP Donald Charron, also president of the Kimball Electronics Group, has been appointed to the board of directors. “Don’s Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) industry experience and executive leadership of our EMS segment since 1999 will further broaden the expertise of our Board,” said chairman Douglas Habig. “In addition, his values clearly align with our corporate Guiding Principles and sense of ethics.” Prior to his service with Kimball, Charron held various engineering, management and GM responsibilities with Control Data, SCI Systems and Rockwell International.
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