JASPER, Ind., April 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kimball Electronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:KE), (the “Company”), today announced the appointment of
Gregory A. Thaxton
to its Board of Directors (the “Board”), effective immediately. Mr. Thaxton will also serve on the Audit Committee of the Board.
Mr. Thaxton was selected following an extensive national search in partnership with RSR Partners of Northfield, Illinois.The appointment of Mr. Thaxton will enhance the Board’s strategic and financial expertise as well as fill a vacancy left by the resignation of former Board member
Christopher B. Curtis
Mr. Thaxton is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN) a $1.8 billion publicly traded industrial technology company focused on precision dispensing, fluid management, and related processes with operations in nearly forty countries.He has more than twenty-five years of experience serving in various domestic and international financial management and leadership roles with Nordson after beginning his career with a Big Four public accounting firm. Mr. Thaxton is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. degree in accounting from Miami University, as well as an MBA in international management from Baldwin Wallace University.
“Speaking on behalf of our Board, we are honored to have Greg join us to add his knowledge, experience, and counsel, especially given his strong financial background. It was extremely important to us that we recruit not only a very capable, sitting executive, but also an individual who shares our common values and embraces our guiding principles,” said
, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer.