NEWS24 June 2013

Kimball promotes Nicholson to run business analytics

North America People

US — Furniture and electronic manaufaturing services company Kimball International has promoted Lonnie Nicholson to vice-president, business analytics.

Nicholson joined the company’s corporate information technology department in 1986 and in his new role Nicholson will be responsible for the conduct of ongoing research and assessments of analytic tools and benchmarking best practices.

The company said the new position reflected its commitment to grow its information management into more ‘predictive’ analysis to build greater responsiveness to customer needs and improve operational decision-making.

“Today’s business world is increasingly reliant upon data and information. For us as company leaders, the challenge is to turn raw data and basic information into useful actionable insights to enhance and support our business decisions,” said Kimball International president and CEO Jim Thyen.