Goetz named president of Kimball brand

From Local Sources


JASPER — Kimball International Inc. has announced Phyllis Goetz as president of its Kimball brand business unit, vice president of the company and member of its Executive Leadership Team.

Goetz will have overall leadership of the Kimball brand strategic plan, its activation and the full operations of the business unit. In this role she will also design and execute growth initiatives, develop relationships with dealer networks, design firms, trade associations, national accounts and the entire industry value chain.

“I am excited to welcome Phyllis to our executive leadership team,” said CEO Kristie Juster. “Her unique combination of experiences and her passion for leadership will enable our vision for the Kimball Brand. Phyllis brings to us a deep external knowledge of Healthcare, Design and Strategy and a true understanding of how to bring high performing teams to life.”

Goetz said: “I am thrilled to be joining the Kimball International Executive Team and excited to work with such a talented organization, bringing my passion, energy and leadership experience to the role of Kimball Brand President. The Company’s Connect strategy positions the Kimball brand in a very special place and I look forward to joining those that live a purpose that dares to be makers of possibility.”

Goetz joins Kimball International with more than 30 years of in-depth experience in the commercial furniture industry and specifically driving accelerated growth and strategic partnerships within the health care, commercial and design communities.

She is best known for her energy, enthusiasm and desire to change the experiences we all have in the places we work, live, relax, celebrate and heal.

Her most recent role has been senior vice president, chief development strategist at HKS Inc. Architects. Her successful career includes multiple leadership roles in health care at Herman Miller for six years, and she was one of the founders of Nurture, Steelcase’s Healthcare business during a successful 16-year career there.

Goetz graduated Magna Cum Laude from Western Michigan University with a dual Bachelor of Science in special education and education. She has continuing education in business, lean, leadership, and has been a guest professor at Stephen F. Austin University, Texas Christian University, Arizona State University, and Texas Tech.

She has held numerous professional affiliations including chair of the Planetree Visionary Design Network,and a member of the AAHID Advisory Board and The Center for Health Design.

Goetz has also served as a member of the Evidence based Design Accreditation and Certification Advisory Board, is a founding member of the Built Environment Network and is a co-author of the first EDAC Study Guide.

Goetz is currently affiliated with the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Arlington, holds an EDAC certificate through The Center for Health Design and is an evidence-based design mentor. In addition, she serves as president of Women in Healthcare Texas, is a jurist for the Touchstone Awards for the Center of Healthcare Design and is Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certified.

Kimball International’s family of brands include: Kimball, National, Kimball Hospitality, David Edward and D’style by Kimball Hospitality.



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