Kimball International, Inc. (NASDAQ: KBALB) today announced new appointments and changes among its executive leadership, reflecting the Company’s ongoing commitment to long-range development of its management team and recognition of professional growth.
Donald D. Charron, Executive Vice President, Kimball International and President, Kimball Electronics Group (Photo: Business Wire)The announcements concern the following appointments: Donald D. Charron, Executive Vice President, Kimball International and President, Kimball Electronics Group, has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors. His appointment was effective with his election at the Board’s February 19, 2013 meeting. Kimball International Board Chairman Douglas A. Habig welcomed Mr. Charron, saying, “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. In addition, his values clearly align with our corporate Guiding Principles and sense of ethics.” Prior to his service with the Company, Mr. Charron held various engineering, management and general manager responsibilities with Control Data, SCI Systems and Rockwell International. Mr. Charron earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 1987. He resides in Jasper, Indiana with his wife and three children. Robert F. Schneider, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Kimball International, will expand his duties, assuming responsibility for the strategic and operational aspects of the Kimball Hospitality group. Mr. Schneider, who serves on the Company’s seven-member Corporate Steering Committee, formulating Kimball International strategy and establishing direction, will maintain his responsibilities for Kimball International strategic planning, finance, audit, and treasury services. Robert W. Bomholt, Vice President and General Manager of Kimball Hospitality, the nation’s leading provider of guest room furnishings in the hospitality market, will now report to Schneider. Bomholt joined Kimball Hospitality in 2004 and has held various management positions leading to his promotion to Vice President and General Manager in December of 2010.