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KI's Dick Resch Honored with Wellness Leadership Award

The Business of Furniture | September 25, 2019

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Dick Resch, KI's executive chairman of the board, has received the prestigious Ignite Award from the Wellness Council of Wisconsin.

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Resch, who has served as KI's CEO for 36 years, was recognized for his leadership in building a strong wellness culture at the Green Bay-based contract furniture manufacturer. Under his leadership he has promoted a healthy lifestyle through companywide initiatives and programs. They include:

  • An onsite fitness center for employees and their families
  • Flexible schedules so employees can exercise during their work day
  • Fitness classes and educational programs promoting wellness and a healthy lifestyle
  • Annual health risk assessments to help keep employees healthy while controlling health care expenses
  • Healthy food choices in the corporate cafe and vending machines
  • An employee garden
  • An onsite nurse and physical therapist

"(This recognition) highlights the crucial role of wellness in building a successful workplace," Resch said. "People who are happy and healthy are more engaged at work, making health and wellness programs a crucial piece of the overall business plan."

The Ignite Award highlights leaders who are role models and inspire others to join the wellness movement. It is presented by the non-profit Wellness Council of Wisconsin.

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