Kimball(R) Office Receives OFDA Bronze Aligned Manufacturer of the Year Award


JASPER, Ind. (June 22, 2010) — For the second year in a row, Kimball(R) Office was recognized by the Office Furniture Dealers Alliance (OFDA) as an outstanding manufacturer. On Monday, June 14, the OFDA awarded the Bronze Aligned Manufacturer of the Year Award to Kimball Office. In 2009, the company won the Dealers’ Choice Aligned Silver Award, and has also been recognized for various OFDA awards, over the past eight years.  

 




“We are honored to receive this award as it is a direct reflection of how the dealer community feels about Kimball Office,” said Jeff Fenwick, Vice President and General Manager for Kimball Office. “This award reinforces our commitment and dedication to our dealers.”

 


 


The OFDA awards honor manufacturers who deliver consistent and effective support and service to its dealers. Winning manufacturers are determined by the annual OFDA Dealer Manufacturer Satisfaction Index survey, created to strengthen dealer-manufacturer relations by identifying topics most important to the dealer. Such topics include training, product lines, service and support, sales and marketing, management, and technology.




“Our dealers are a direct channel to our customers, and are our means of introducing new products into the market,” said Bob Theodore, Director of Dealer Development for Kimball Office. “Therefore, it is extremely important to cultivate these relationships and provide our dealers with the assistance and information necessary to succeed.”




Don Van Winkle, President, Office Furniture Group and Vice President of Kimball International, Inc.; Carlene Wilson, Chair, OFDA Board of Governors; Jeff Fenwick, and Bob Theodore were on hand to receive the award.

 




In 2008, Kimball Office was presented with the first-ever Aligned Manufacturer Service Award in recognition of the company’s support and service to the dealer community. Kimball Office also won the Dealers’ Choice Award for management in 2006 and 2007, the Dealers’ Choice Circle of Excellence Award in 2005, and the Dealers’ Choice Circle of Excellence Award for training in 2003 and 2004. 

 


About Kimball Office


A recognized leader in fine workplace furnishings, Kimball(R) Office has been building its reputation on quality and integrity of design for 40 years. The company is a business unit of Kimball International, Inc., a corporation that provides a variety of products from its two business segments: Furniture and Electronic Manufacturing Services. Based in Jasper, Ind., the publicly traded company (NASDAQ: KBALB) had sales of $1.2 billion in 2009. To learn more, please visit www.kimballoffice.com. 


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