Connolly joins Kimball board

From Local Sources

JASPER — Kimball International Inc. (NASDAQ: KBALB) today announced the appointment of Patrick E. “Pat” Connolly to the company’s board of directors.

Connolly, who has more than 30 years of experience in executive management and sales leadership, was selected following an extensive national search in partnership with Cook Associates Inc. of Chicago. His appointment will enhance the board’s strategic skill set as the company adjusts to several board retirements and prepares for the upcoming spin-off of its Electronics Manufacturing Services segment later this year. The formal appointment was made during today’s regularly scheduled board meeting.

Connolly is chief operating officer of Sodexo North America and president of Sodexo Health Care, headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md. Sodexo North America, with revenues of $9 billion, delivers on-site services in corporate, education, healthcare, hospitality, government and remote site market segments as well as benefits and rewards services and personal and home services throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. The parent company, Sodexo Worldwide, is a $23.9 billion quality of life services company based in France. Sodexo is the world’s 18th-largest employer, with 428,000 employees in more than 33,000 sites in 80 countries.

“Pat has proven to be very instrumental in helping to reshape and transform Sodexo from a geographic focused business to a global markets focused business,” Kimball International Board Chairman Douglas A. Habig said in a statement. “That global experience and perspective will be invaluable to Kimball as we look forward to growing and expanding our market presence both domestically and internationally. Pat’s success in driving innovation, combined with his strong analytical and strategic planning skills, will bring beneficial insights to Kimball.”


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