Kimball names Kristine
Kimball International, Inc. has
announced that Kristine L. Juster,
tional board of directors since 2016,
has been appointed chief executive
officer, effective November 1, 2018.
Juster succeeds Bob Schneider, who
previously announced his intent to
retire as CEO and chairman effective
October 31, 2018.
Juster comes to Kimball International with over 20 years of experience as a global executive at Newell
Brands. During her tenure at Newell
Brands she held the role of CEO/
President of the Home Décor Segment with the brands Levelor and
Kirsh; the Culinary Lifestyle Segment
with Calphalon, a brand known for
design innovation; and, the Global
Writing Segment with a wide variety
of market leading brands such as
Sharpie and Expo.
“I am honored to lead Kimball In-
ternational, which has such a rich his-
tory and compelling opportunities for
strategic growth,” Juster said. “Over
the past several years, Kimball has
transformed into a world-class design
company with market-leading brands
and a higher level of return on capital
than any of our public competitors.”
Schneider announced on May 7
his intent to step down as chairman
of the board with his retirement,
in the spirit of good governance.
The board also announced that it is
separating the roles of Chairman and
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