The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association
(BIFMA) has announced the election of Kristie Juster, Chief Executive Office at Kimball International, Inc., to its board of directors.
BIFMA has been the not-for-profit trade association for business and institutional furniture manufacturers since 1973, with the purpose of creating voluntary standards that promote safe working environments.
Juster became CEO of Kimball International in 2018 and prior to that served for over 20 years as a Global Executive at Newell Brands.
During her tenure at Newell Brands she held the role of President of the
Home Décor Segment with the design driven brands, Levolor and Kirsch; the Culinary Lifestyle Segment with Calphalon, a premier brand known for design innovation; and the Global Writing Segment with a wide variety of market leading brands such as Sharpie and Expo.
Throughout her career, Ms. Juster has driven significant growth for the businesses she has led through brand innovation, distribution channel
expansion including e-commerce, and a global mindset. She has a proven track record of scaling growth strategies, while preserving the core values that are critical to the long-term sustainability of a business.
Ms. Juster is a graduate of Cornell University.
BIFMA Executive Director, Thomas Reardon, welcomed the election of Juster saying, “The furniture industry is fortunate to have leaders with diverse backgrounds willing to offer their vision of the future, especially as we all address the profound challenges in the workplace and world today.”