Enterprise Minnesota Hires Rob Kimball as a Business Development Consultant
(Rob Kimball, business development consultant, Enterprise Minnesota)
Minneapolis (December 27, 2017) - Enterprise Minnesota, an ISO 9001:2008 certified consulting organization for medium-size and smaller manufacturing companies, has hired Rob Kimball to join its team of expert business development consultants that help Minnesota manufacturing enterprises grow profitably.
Kimball possesses an extensive background in sales management and strategic business development in the manufacturing industry. He will serve as a trusted partner for manufacturers in south central and southwestern Minnesota, including the southwestern portions of the Twin Cities metro area, looking to hone their operations and grow their business.
“Rob’s wealth of experience of partnering with manufacturers and delivering results makes him ideally suited for this role,” said Bob Kill, Enterprise Minnesota president & CEO. “His knowledge and strong relationships throughout the industry will be a valuable resource for Minnesota manufacturers.”
Before joining Enterprise Minnesota, Kimball served as president and CEO of Kimball Systems, a manufacturers’ representative firm based in Minneapolis and as a sales manager for Aspect Automation in Vadnais Heights.
A resident of Mound, MN, Kimball holds a Master's of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. Outside of work, Kimball enjoys volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, restoring classic cars, and designing and building houses.
About Enterprise Minnesota
Enterprise Minnesota is an ISO 9001:2008 certified consulting organization that works with medium and smaller manufacturing enterprises to help them compete and grow profitably, and also serves as the “voice” for the industry, raising visibility and appreciation for the value manufacturers provide our communities and the state’s economy. Our affiliation with the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) further positions us to offer clients leading-edge services to improve manufacturing operations and strengthen business.
In the last five years alone Enterprise Minnesota has helped over 510 Minnesota manufacturing companies gain access to strategies that increase efficiency and promote growth. Resulting from the organization’s work, clients have realized a total positive economic impact of over $696 million in sales, reduced costs by over $131 million, invested over $289 million in capital expenditures and modernization and added or retained over 6,600 jobs.