“I’m excited about these appointments. Both are proven leaders and are the right people to execute our EMS and DCMS growth plans,” said
Korn, who joined
Korn, as leader of EMS, will continue to work closely with the Company’s business development team, led by
In the past two years, Kemper has been important to the Company’s DCMS efforts to establish strategic inroads by developing innovative plastic injection molding solutions and complex device assembly for medical customers.
Prior to these changes, the Company maintained a regionalized approach to the leadership structure of global EMS manufacturing facilities. Korn served as Vice President of North American Operations;
Both Chang and Kasprzyk have announced plans to retire after many years with the Company, effective
Kasprzyk joined the Company as Operations Manager 20 years ago. He was appointed General Manager of the Kimball Electronics Poland facility in 2005 and then Vice President, European Operations in 2014.
Chang joined the Company 16 years ago as Director of China Initiatives. He became Vice President, Asian Operations in 2005.
“Both Roger and Janusz have been long-standing employees for us and helped grow our business in their respective geographical regions. They have made significant accomplishments throughout their careers, and we will be forever thankful to them for helping us achieve lasting relationships and global success. We wish them good health, happiness, and further success as they enter their new life chapters. They are deserving of the added time they can now spend with their families and pursuing other personal endeavors,” said Charron.
Korn, in his new role, will serve as the single executive leader for all EMS locations. The current General Managers for EMS operations in
Said Charron, “With Steve as our EMS leader, we expect to optimize and grow our EMS business, which continues to be our core business. There are other things we expect to occur as a result of this change, too. We plan to create more focus and acceleration around our common vision for the smart factory of the future and our industry 4.0 strategy. Bringing our EMS facilities under one leader is an important step in our journey, and it’s the right time to take that step.”
Continued Charron, “These leadership promotions further exemplify how we have grown into being a multifaceted, global Company. What I’m also excited about is how this change will help us cultivate talent to create a deeper pool of future leaders who will ensure that our Company stays successful. This will help put our best organization in place and take our Company to the next level of performance and growth.”
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Source: Kimball Electronics, Inc.