JASPER, Ind.--Anticipating future growth and expansion, Kimball Hospitality, the nation’s leading provider of guestroom furnishings, announces the promotion of Robert “Bob” Bomholt to the position of Vice President and General Manager of Kimball Hospitality, assuming many of the duties currently held by Stan Sapp, President of Kimball Hospitality. The change in duties will allow Sapp to devote more energy and attention to the pursuit of new growth opportunities, including investigation of potential new market ventures. Bomholt transitions to this role from his current role as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Kimball Hospitality, a brand unit of Kimball International, Inc., is a global supplier of proprietary and custom designed furnishings for the hotel, casino, and resort industries.

“This promotion, preceded earlier by Kimball Hospitality’s expansion into upholstered seating and its opening of a production facility in Martinsville, Virginia, further strategically positions Kimball International and its brand units for the economic turnaround and improved business, with a focus on future growth of the Company”

“This move demonstrates our succession planning, put into action. Bob has demonstrated a keen knowledge of the industry, a personal passion for serving our customers, and success in his previous roles with Kimball Hospitality. I’m confident that his belief in and commitment to Kimball Hospitality’s unique package of value will fuel future growth and success,” says Sapp, who remains President of Kimball Hospitality and Vice President of Kimball International.

Sapp will continue to be responsible for the Company’s hospitality brand, but will take on the additional focus of growing Kimball business in other global markets. In the past five years, under Sapp’s leadership, the Company has successfully positioned the Kimball Hospitality brand as the industry leader and established the lodging and hospitality market as a significant and profitable brand for parent company, Kimball International.

“This promotion, preceded earlier by Kimball Hospitality’s expansion into upholstered seating and its opening of a production facility in Martinsville, Virginia, further strategically positions Kimball International and its brand units for the economic turnaround and improved business, with a focus on future growth of the Company,” says Jim Thyen, President and CEO of Kimball International.

Bomholt, began his career at Kimball in 2004, joining the Company as Director of Operations for Kimball Hospitality. He became Senior Director of Sales and Marketing for Kimball Hospitality in August of 2007. In April of 2009, Bomholt was appointed Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He previously spent 20 years with NCR Corporation, rising to senior leadership roles in Finance and Supply Chain Operations. Bomholt holds a Bachelors of Business Administration degree as well as a Masters of Business Administration in Finance, and is a Certified Management Accountant.

Kimball Hospitality’s reputation for quality, service and performance in the hospitality market is well known among designers and developers of hotel, casino, and resort properties worldwide. Proudly celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2010, Kimball Hospitality has furnished hundreds of thousands of guest rooms and suites across the globe.

About Kimball Hospitality:

Kimball Hospitality, a brand unit of Kimball International, is a leading provider of both standard and unique, custom furnishings for the global hospitality industry. From major destination resorts and urban center hotels, to well-known hotel chains, Kimball Hospitality provides hotel planners and designers with the products, services, and capabilities they can rely upon to furnish facilities around the world.

To learn more about Kimball Hospitality, visit their website at: www.KimballHospitality.com

About Kimball International:

Recognized with a reputation for excellence, Kimball International is committed to a high performance culture that values personal and organizational commitment to quality, reliability, value, speed, and ethical behavior. Kimball employees know they are part of a corporate culture that builds success for Customers while enabling employees to share in the Company’s success through personal, professional and financial growth.

Kimball International, Inc. (NASDAQ: KBALB) provides a variety of products from its two business segments: the Electronic Manufacturing Services segment and the Furniture segment. The Electronic Manufacturing Services segment provides engineering and manufacturing services which utilize common production and support capabilities to a variety of industries globally. The Furniture segment provides furniture for the office and hospitality industries, sold under the Company’s family of brand names.

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