Kimball Electronics, Inc. announced the appointment of Robert J. Phillippy to its Board of Directors, as reported by MarketWatch. Mr. Phillippy succeeds Geoffrey L. Stringer, who is retiring after more than 15 years of service with the Kimball Electronics and Kimball International, Inc. Mr. Phillippy will also serve as a member of the Audit Committee of the Board.
Mr. Phillippy is an independent consultant. He retired in April 2016 from his position as President, Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of Newport Corporation. He was selected to succeed Mr. Stringer after a search by Kimball Electronics in partnership with RSR Partners, led by Managing Director Thames Fulton in the firm’s Industrial Technology and Innovation and Board Recruiting Practice.