2018 Dubois County Business Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Jasper – (NNDC)

Dubois County, Indiana – Area business leaders Mark Schroeder and the late Stanley Krempp (1927-2016), were announced today (January 9) as the 2018 Dubois County Business Hall of Fame Laureates during a news conference at Vincennes
University Jasper Campus (VUJC).

Schroeder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of German American Bancorp and Krempp, founder of United Cabinet Corporation will be inducted into the Dubois County Business Hall of Fame at a breakfast ceremony at 7:30 a.m. (EST) on Thursday
April 26, 2018, at The Huntingburg Event Center.

The announcement was made by Assistant VP and Campus Dean of VUJC Christian Blume, who served as chair of this year’s Laureate Selection Committee. “As anyone who has had the pleasure of working or associating with them know, these two individuals are
well deserved of this prestigious honor.Through business excellence, vision, innovation, and community involvement, they have provided inspiring leadership. Mark Schroeder and Stanley Krempp are the kinds of role models we need for our young people, and for the area’s future business leaders as: pillars of the community, inspiring role models, and strong business leaders who have made a great impact in
our community.”

 

 

[MARK SCHROEDER: German American Bancorp (Active)Mark Schroeder is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of German American Bancorp. Mr. Schroeder has been employed with German American for over forty years, beginning his career as a vault attendant and working his way up to his current position at the top of the company. Prior to Mr. Schroeder’s current position, he served in various other leadership positions with German American, including Head of Lending, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.  German American has grown tremendously throughout the period of Mr. Schroeder’s career in large part due to his guidance and vision. German American has grown from a small local bank to its current position as a market leader throughout Southern Indiana and a respected industry leader in the state and the nation. German American operates 51 banking offices in 19 contiguous southern Indiana counties and one northern Kentucky county.

 

[STANLEY KREMPP: Founder, United Cabinet Corporation (1927-2016) Stanley Krempp
founded the United Cabinet Corporation which became Aristokraft and later MasterBrand Cabinets Inc. MBCI is one of the largest employers in Dubois County and the largest kitchen cabinet manufacturer in North America.][S] Aristokraft was founded in 1954 as United Cabinet Corporation by Krempp. It started out in a small 50 by 100 foot building in Celestine, Indiana. In 1963, it moved to
Jasper, Indiana, and in 1971, the company’s Jasper plant became the first in the nation to open an industrial ultraviolet curing line. Growth was so strong that United Cabinet Corporation opened two more plants, catching the attention of Beatrice Foods, which bought the company in 1974. Two years later United Cabinet Corporation established the Decora semi-custom division to serve a more upscale home owner. The stock cabinet division operated under the Aristokraft name which in 1983 replaced United Cabinets Corporation as the company name, becoming Aristokraft, Inc. American Brands acquired Aristokraft Inc. and folded Aristokraft and Decora into a new subsidiary called MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc. MBCI is now a $2.6 billion company supporting over 13,000 employees across North America.

The Dubois Business Hall of Fame honors members of the Dubois Business Community who exhibit strong vision, innovation, inspiring leadership and who are visionaries within their respective industries. A crystal eagle symbolizing the spirit of free enterprise is presented to each laureate. A monument with a citation and image of each laureate will also be displayed at the Dubois County Museum.

In addition to honoring Mark Schroeder and Stanley Krempp, the Dubois County Business Hall of Fame will raise funds benefitting Junior Achievement programs in Dubois County. We are delighted to have Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLC as our returning
title sponsor. Sponsorship information, table reservations, or individual tickets can be obtained from Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana at 812-425-8152

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