Kimball names new leadership of Workplace & Health business units
November 22, 2021 | 5:04 pm CST
Kourtney Smith named COO of Workplace and Health business unit.

Kourtney Smith named COO of Workplace and Health business unit.

JASPER, Ind. – Kimball International, which ranked 18th on the FDMC 300 list, announced two promotions to the organization’s Executive Leadership team. Kourtney Smith was named COO of Kimball International’s Workplace & Health Business Units, and Michael Roch was named chief customer officer of Workplace & Health. 

The evolved Executive Leadership team structure is designed to help the company win and scale in two of its strategic end markets, Workplace and Health. As a 33-year veteran of Kimball International and Jasper native, Smith will shape the strategic direction of the company’s business operations, including customer service, product development and brand marketing for Workplace and Health, leading brands including Kimball, National, Etc., and Interwoven. 

Previously, Smith served as president of the Workplace Business Unit at Kimball International. Since joining Kimball International in 1988, she has held many leadership roles across the company and developed deep experience in design innovation and customer-centric programs. 

Michael Roch
Michael Roch

Roch, who has a 16-year tenure with the company, will lead business development, ]commercial strategy, A&D strategy, and sales, in addition to building even stronger capabilities in Health in his role as chief customer officer of Workplace & Health. 

Roch previously served as senior vice president of sales, Workplace for Kimball International and has held a variety of leadership roles across the sales function. He and Smith will collaborate to support the company’s Workplace and Health brands, including Kimball, National, Etc., and Interwoven. 

“These announcements are incredibly exciting for both our business and our people. I’m so pleased to promote Kourtney and Michael who both have deep knowledge of our business and long-standing careers with the company,” said Kristie Juster, CEO of Kimball International. 

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