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Harman Home Heating welcomes Kevin Long; VP Berger promoted


12/19/2008 (Minneapolis)

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Hearth & Home Technologies Inc., the worlds leading provider of fireplaces, inserts and stoves, is pleased to announce that Kevin Long has been named vice president, general manager for Harman Home Heating effective Dec. 19, 2008. Based in Halifax, Pa., Long will be responsible for the overall leadership of the Harman business.

Long comes from Danaher Corporation, where he held progressively more responsible positions during his six-year tenure including leadership positions in procurement, materials management and product/segment management. Prior to Danaher, he was a consultant for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and spent five years at International Paper Company in scientist and research engineer positions. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from MIT Sloan School of Management, as well as Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in mechanical engineering from Ohio State University.

I am very pleased with our decision to bring Kevin on board, said Dane Harman, vice president of advanced technology and founder of Harman Home Heating. His success with prominent organizations like Danaher and MIT are clear indications of his experience and credentials. He is the right person to take Harman to the next level of leadership in the industry.

Longs position was formerly held by VP Berger, who is being promoted to vice president of finance for Hearth & Home Technologies, effective Jan. 5, 2009. As a member of the senior leadership team, he will be responsible for leading the financial function of the overall corporation. Berger will be relocating to the Minneapolis, Minn. area, where the company has its headquarters.

Id like to extend a warm welcome to Kevin, who brings a wealth of relevant experience to our company, said Berger. He is the ideal candidate for this position with extensive experience in management and procurement, as well as in-depth knowledge of engineering and lean manufacturing. I am confident that he will lead Harman to even greater success in the coming years.

About Hearth & Home Technologies Inc.

Hearth & Home Technologies is the worlds leading provider of whole hearth systems including fireplaces, stoves and inserts, as well as furnaces that utilize biomass fuels. Its family of brands includes Harman, Heatilator, Heat & Glo, Quadra-Fire and Fireside Hearth & Home retail stores and builder design centers. The company offers a wide variety of energy efficient and environmentally sustainable hearth products, which are manufactured, packaged and delivered with respect for the environment. Hearth & Home Technologies is a subsidiary of HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI), the second largest office furniture manufacturer in the United States. More information can be found at www.hearthnhome.com.

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