Kim Ryan, president of Batesville Inc., a subsidiary of Hillenbrand Inc. (NYSE: HI), was appointed to the Kimball International Inc. (KBALB: NASDAQ) Board of Directors. Her appointment is effective Feb. 18, 2014, at the next scheduled board meeting, said Hillenbrand Inc. senior communications associate Tyler Stock.
Kimball International provides a variety of products from two business segments, electronic manufacturing services and furniture. The Kimball Electronics Group provides engineering and manufacturing services that utilize common production and support capabilities globally to automotive, industrial, medical and public safety market verticals. The furniture segment provides furniture for the office and hospitality markets sold under a family of brand names, Kimball Office, National Office Furniture and Kimball Hospitality.
“I am honored to be selected to Kimball’s Board of Directors,” said Ryan. “Their high performance culture based on personal values and quality aligns with my own beliefs. I look forward to working with fellow board members and company executives to build growth and shareholder value.”
Ryan has been president of Batesville Inc., a leader in the North American death care industry through the manufacture and sale of funeral services products, since 2011. Previously, she served in a number of senior leadership roles throughout the Hillenbrand family of companies, including finance, operations, logistics and information technology, during her 23-year career.