(Houston, TX – February 03, 2014) – Kristan International Inc. recently announced the successful completion of the retained search assignment they conducted as well as subsequent appointment of Mike Wagner for the position of Vice President, General Manager for Kimball Office, a division of Kimball International (NASDAQ: KBALB). Wagner will assume P & L responsibility for the entire Kimball Office organization, including support and oversight of strategic direction, goals and growth objectives.
The appointment follows an exhaustive national search that generated considerable interest in the position by leading industry executives. Wagner’s appointment reflects Kimball’s desire to strengthen its leadership ranks with the addition of individuals with shared values yet offer diverse perspectives.
Wagner has a strong background in the office furniture industry and brings over 13 years of experience and comprehensive leadership in sales and sales management, marketing, strategic planning and guiding the cultural evolution of organizations. Most recently he served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing with OFS Brands.
Kristan International is a 29-year-old retained executive search firm with a successful track record in recruiting key executive management and support professionals across the United States and overseas and is recognized consistently by the Houston Business Journal as one of the top 15 retained search firms based in the city. The firm conducts executive search assignments in various disciplines including executive management, sales, marketing, engineering, operations, manufacturing, human resources, procurement, information technology, finance and project management. Recent search completions include Director of Engineering , Procurement & Construction –Americas, Regional Sales Director, Director of Marketing & Sustainability, Director of Human Resources, Director of Retail Sales-North America, Senior Procurement Director, , Strategic Accounts Director, General Manager – Japan, Country Manager – Mexico, General Manager-Bolivia, General Manager – North American Operations, Vice President/General Manager-South American Operations, Vice President-Advanced Manufacturing /Lean Engineering, Vice President, Product Development and Engineering, Vice President – U.S. Operations, Vice President of Sales, Global Vice President of Human Resources, Chief Operations Officer Chief Financial Officer and President