Winnebago Industries has appointed Sara Armbruster to its board of directors, effective Dec. 18. Armbruster will sit on the finance and human resources committees. Winnebago Industries further announced it has increased the size of its board of directors from eight to nine.
Armbruster is VP of strategy, research and digital transformation for Steelcase, a leader in the office furniture industry. Armbruster has held several leadership positions since joining Steelcase in 2007 as VP of corporate strategy. As her role increased in scope and complexity, she added responsibility for new business innovation activities, which include investment in internal and external growth opportunities and development of new business models.
“Sara’s extensive experience in corporate strategy and her understanding of customer experience in various industries will provide a valuable perspective,” said Michael Happe, Winnebago president and CEO. “We welcome Sara to the board and look forward to the contributions she will make as we continue to strategically transform Winnebago Industries into a larger, more profitable outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer.”
Armbruster earned a bachelor’s degree in Slavic languages and literature from Yale University in New Haven, Conn.; a master’s in international relations from Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C.; and an MBA from Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.
“As Winnebago Industries has grown and transformed recently, so has our board membership,” said David Miles, chairman of the board of Winnebago. “Sara’s business acumen will strengthen our board as we work to continue our role of guiding Winnebago Industries to higher levels of performance. We are pleased to welcome Sara.”