Jasper-based Kimball International Inc. (Nasdaq: KBAL) has announced changes to its leadership team. The global furnishings manufacturer has named Kathy Sigler office vice president of operations and Michael Roch national office furniture vice president of sales.
February 18, 2015
Jasper, Ind. — Kimball International, Inc. (NASDAQ: KBAL), today announced the promotions of Kathy Sigler as the Kimball Office Vice President of Operations and Michael Roch as the National Office Furniture Vice President of Sales.
Sigler, who has served in areas of increasing leadership capacities within Kimball International for more than 25 years, will be responsible for the strategic and day-to-day running of all direct manufacturing and manufacturing support (engineering, global supply chain, quality, and continuous improvement) functions of Kimball Office. She has most recently served as the Director of Operations at the Kimball Office Jasper manufacturing facilities.
“Kathy's breadth of experience and pattern of success makes her an excellent candidate for this position,” said Mike Wagner, President, Kimball Office. “By far, our most important investment is in the people that work for us, and this promotion is a good indication that our investments are yielding outstanding talent and leadership within the company.”
Commenting on her new role within the organization, Sigler said, “I am fortunate to have the pleasure of working for a company that places employee development and opportunity as a cornerstone to its success. The best of my performance will be put forth towards the growth of Kimball Office and Kimball International.”
Sigler is a proven leader within the Kimball Office organization, most recently having led operational improvements in safety, quality, reliability, and productivity. She has also worked to drive operational alignment to business strategy, while delivering excellent operating results.
Sigler graduated from Indiana University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in management and a minor in finance. She and her family reside in Santa Claus, Indiana.
As Vice President of Sales, Roch assumes responsibility for the selling organization, distribution strategy and execution, and the achievement of National's profitable growth goals. He brings a solid background of experience, having spent fifteen years in the Office Furniture Industry and over nine years with National. He has both front line and management sales experience.
“We're fortunate to have someone in our organization of Michael's caliber. His energy and intense customer focus will enable us to achieve our aggressive goals moving forward,” said Kevin McCoy, National Office Furniture's President.
Roch commented on his new role, saying, “It's exciting to be a part of a vibrant organization that constantly invests in its people, brand, product, and distribution partners. I feel very fortunate to have found a place within National and the Kimball International family.”
Most recently, Roch served as Director of Sales, West. His passion for personal development, implementing market place focused programs and customer centric initiatives have led to exemplary results.
Roch is a graduate of Miami University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree, Cum Laude, in business economics. He resides in Chicago with his wife Melissa and their two daughters.
“As an organization, we are committed to internal training and personnel development programs as a means of encouraging a high performance culture that values and rewards personal commitment,” said Bob Schneider, Kimball International's Chairman and CEO. “Both Kathy and Michael have shown great commitment and diligence to continuous improvement and growth throughout their time with Kimball International, and they serve as tremendous examples of the talent within our company.”
About Kimball International:
Kimball International, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of design driven, technology savvy, high quality furnishings sold under the Company's family of brands, National Office Furniture, Kimball Office and Kimball Hospitality. Our diverse portfolio provides solutions for the workplace, learning, healing and hospitality environments. Customers can access our products globally through a variety of distribution channels. Recognized with a reputation for excellence and a recipient of the Forbes 2014 America's Most Trustworthy Companies designation, Kimball International is committed to a high performance culture that is committed to sound ethics, continuous improvement and social responsibility. To learn more about Kimball International, Inc. (NASDAQ: KBAL) visit www.kimball.com.
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