Kimball International Announces Furniture Group Promotions; Four Receive New Officer Appointments Business Wire JASPER, Ind. -- February 24, 2010 Kimball International, Inc. (NASDAQ: KBALB) today announced the promotions of several key leaders within the Company’s Furniture Group of branded companies. The appointments of four officers reflect Kimball’s strategic commitment to ongoing growth plans in the Company’s Furniture segment. Don Van Winkle has been promoted to the position of President, Office Furniture Group and Vice President, of Kimball International, Inc., with responsibility for National Office Furniture, Kimball Office, and the Furniture Group Shared Services organization. In this position, Van Winkle will assume responsibility for the full stream of business unit operations, including sales, marketing, administration, customer service, finance, product development and manufacturing. Van Winkle, 48, joined Kimball International in 1991 as Kimball Office Furniture Divisional Controller. He was promoted to Vice President, General Manager, National Office Furniture in October, 2003, assuming overall leadership of that brand’s furniture manufacturing operations, including such functions as quality systems and quality assurance, planning and control, program management, materials, and process engineering. Prior to that position he served as Vice President, Chief Finance and Administrative Officer for the Furniture Brands Group. In that role, Van Winkle was responsible for accounting, finance, sales and market analysis, facilities, information technology, demand management, financial services, e-business and quality. Succeeding Van Winkle as Vice President, General Manager, National Office Furniture is Kevin McCoy. In 2005, McCoy was appointed Vice President of Sales for the National Office Furniture brand, and assumed responsibility for the field selling organization, distribution strategy and execution, and achievement of National’s profitable growth goals. McCoy, 39, has a solid background of experience in the office furniture industry, having spent thirteen years with National and Kimball Office. He has both front line and management sales experience, along with a track record of personnel development, effective distribution management and implementing focused vertical market programs leading to exemplary results. Kourtney Smith has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Marketing for the Company’s National Office Furniture brand. As Vice President of Marketing, Smith, 40, will assume responsibility for the marketing organization and the achievement of National Office Furniture brand goals, including support and oversight of the brand’s strategic direction and growth objectives. Smith has a solid track record in the office furniture industry. She originally joined the Company in 1988, serving in various roles in customer service, product development, management and marketing. Stan Sapp, currently the Vice President and General Manager of Kimball Hospitality, has been promoted to the position of President, Kimball Hospitality, and Vice President of Kimball International, Inc. Sapp, 49, will continue to be responsible for the Company’s hospitality brand, but will take on the additional focus of growing Kimball International into other global markets. Sapp has been with Kimball since 2002. Prior to joining Kimball, Sapp served in roles of increasing responsibility, with experience in finance, sales, marketing, manufacturing, operations, and general management for a number of leading U.S. companies. His earlier career earned him valuable perspective of the furniture and textile manufacturing, real estate and banking industries. Making the announcements, Kimball International President and CEO, Jim Thyen, noted, “Focusing on long-range executive development of the Kimball management team and future leaders is an ongoing commitment. Our organizational development plan has groomed these individuals well for expanded roles and the challenges they’ll face.” Said Thyen, “Each of these new appointees brings ability, knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to their respective roles. Each of them has contributed greatly to our past success and will enhance our collective strength seeking new opportunities as a Company going forward.” 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. To learn more about Kimball International, Inc., visit the Company’s website on the Internet at: www.kimball.com “Kimball International … We Build Success!” Photos/MultimediaGallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=6191708&lang=en Multimedia Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=6191708 Contact: Kimball International Martin Vaught, 812-482-1600 Director of Public Relations email@example.com
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