BATESVILLE, Ind., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Joe A. Raver, 42, will become the new president and chief operating officer of the Batesville Casket Company, a subsidiary of Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE: HI), effective June 15, 2008. In his new role, Raver will succeed Kenneth A. Camp, who was named president and chief executive officer of Hillenbrand, Inc. on April 1, 2008. Camp has served as president and CEO of Batesville Casket Company since May 2001.
Raver is currently vice president and general manager of the respiratory care division of Hill-Rom Holdings (NYSE: HRC), a leading global provider of medical equipment and services. He joined Hill-Rom in 2004 as vice president of strategy and shared services. Prior to joining Hill-Rom, Raver spent 10 years in a variety of leadership positions at Batesville Casket Company and Hillenbrand Industries, culminating in being named vice president of logistics at Batesville Casket in 2002. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Dartmouth College and a master's of business administration with honors from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
"We are extremely pleased to have an executive of Joe's caliber on the
Hillenbrand, Inc. management team," said Camp. "His successful track
record, deep industry knowledge, and past broad experiences will serve him
well as he leads this division into the future. As I focus my attention on
increasing shareholder value in our new publicly traded company,
Hillenbrand, Inc., I have great confide
|SOURCE Hillenbrand, Inc.|
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