Jerry Dittmer

President The HON Company

Davenport, Iowa Area

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Jerry Dittmer's Overview

  • President and Executive Vice President at The HON Company and Sagus International

Jerry Dittmer's Summary

The HON Company is North America's leading provider of workplace solutions to the office furniture industry’s mid-market segment.
Well known for operational excellence and customer service, The HON Company offers a full line of products that includes panel systems, seating, desks, storage files and tables.

20+ year executive within HNI Corporation. Currently hold P&L responsibility and lead the strategic execution for autonomous organizations consisting of 4,000+ employees and dealer partners. Strong believer in hiring a diverse talent force based on complementary strengths and conducting in-depth consultations to understand client needs. Direct overall strategy ensuring that dealer partners achieve breakthrough growth within their businesses.

Jerry Dittmer's Experience

President and Executive Vice President

The HON Company and Sagus International

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; HNI; Furniture industry

March 2008Present (6 years 7 months) Muscatine, IA

 Drive overall corporate strategy and hold P&L responsibility for leading commercial furniture organizations; oversee approximately 4,000 employees serving independent dealers, wholesalers, and national supply dealers.

 Responsibilities encompass eight manufacturing plants, three distribution centers, and an organization of 1,200 independent dealers, two national wholesalers, and four National Supply Dealers.

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

HNI Corporation

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; HNI; Furniture industry

February 2001March 2008 (7 years 2 months) Muscatine, IA

 Promoted to head of entire finance division, overseeing all activities related to domestic and international finance, accounting, treasury, tax, shared services, enterprise risk management, internal audit, information technology, mergers, divestitures, acquisitions, and strategic planning.

 Instrumental in propelling HON to #2 office furniture company; accelerated company’s rate of growth and increased shareholder value by leading acquisitions in U.S. and China to core businesses.

 Spearheaded initiatives to create additional shareholder value; launched investor relations program to drive side-sell analyst coverage and share price appreciation, secure new shareholders, and strengthen brand awareness in investment community.

Various HNI Management positions

HNI Corporation

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; HNI; Furniture industry

April 1991February 2001 (9 years 11 months)

Jerry Dittmer's Skills & Expertise

  1. Furniture
  2. Value Stream Mapping
  3. Lean Manufacturing
  4. Kaizen
  5. Continuous Improvement
  6. Manufacturing
  7. Forecasting
  8. Supply Chain
  9. Process Improvement
  10. Strategic Planning
  11. Operational Excellence
  12. Supply Chain Management
  13. P&L Responsibility
  14. Corporate Communications
  15. Corporate Finance
  16. Treasury Management
  17. Investor Relations
  18. Mergers
  19. Acquisition Integration
  20. Enterprise Risk Management
  21. Information Technology
  22. CPA
  23. CMA
  24. Change Management
  25. P&L Management
  26. Mergers & Acquisitions
  27. Management
  28. Business Process Improvement
  29. Business Strategy
  30. Operations Management
  31. Sales Management
  32. Sales Operations
  33. Marketing Strategy
  34. Marketing Communications
  35. Social Media Marketing
  36. Product Development
  37. Product Management
  38. Product Design
  39. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  40. Pricing

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Jerry Dittmer's Education

University of Michigan

Executive Program


Iowa State University

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Accounting and Industrial Administration


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