Kimball promotes Van WinkleNovember 1, 2013
From local sources
JASPER — Kimball International Inc. today announced the appointment of Donald W. “Don” Van Winkle to executive vice president of the company, effective immediately. He remains president of the Office Furniture Group.
Van Winkle joined Kimball International in January 1991 as Kimball Office Furniture divisional controller and advanced successively through more responsible roles in accounting, finance and administration. In 1999 he was named vice president and chief finance and administrative officer for the six business units within the company’s furniture segment. In that role, he was responsible for accounting, finance, sales and market analysis, facilities, information technology, demand management, financial services, e-business and quality.
He was promoted to vice president and general manager of National Office Furniture in October 2003, assuming overall leadership of that brand’s operations.
In February 2010, he was promoted to the position of president of Office Furniture Group and vice president of Kimball International, with responsibility for National Office Furniture, Kimball Office and the Furniture Group Shared Services organization. In that position, he assumed responsibility for the full stream of business unit operations, overseeing an extensive organization including sales, marketing, administration, customer service, finance, product development and manufacturing.
Van Winkle is a 1983 graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.
Announcing the appointment, Kimball International President and CEO Jim Thyen said, “Don has demonstrated his market insights and earned respect for his valued judgments. It is my pleasure to make this appointment, as an acknowledgement of Don’s accomplishments and of his growing role in the strategic leadership of Kimball International as a whole.”
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