Melissa McCann to Become Indiana Furniture’s CFO & Vice President of Finance as Bernie Kreilein Retires

Bernie Kreilein

Bernie Kreilein, CFO & Vice President of Finance for Indiana Furniture, has announced his retirement as of November 3, 2023. Kreilein has been a part of the office furniture industry for over 40 years and with Indiana Furniture for over 22 years.

Kreilein started his career in the early 1980s at Kimball International, where he worked in a variety of financial roles for both manufacturing and sales divisions, and, ultimately, served as Controller before transitioning to Indiana Furniture in early 2001. He has held multiple positions during his tenure including Senior Cost Accountant, Director of Finance & Controller, and, for over the last 12 years, CFO & Vice President of Finance. Kreilein also serves as the Secretary and Treasurer for Indiana Furniture.

Bernie and his wife, Brenda, plan to travel to new destinations and relax as they enjoy a well-deserved retirement.

“Bernie has been a trusted advisor and invaluable leader for many years,” said Max Verkamp, President & CEO of Indiana Furniture. “While we will miss his insights and wisdom on the executive team, I’m pleased that we will continue to benefit from the many relationships he has built and strategic improvements he has implemented over the years.”

Melissa McCann

Melissa McCann will succeed Kreilein as CFO & Vice President of Finance for Indiana Furniture. McCann began her career as a Senior Auditor with Procter & Gamble after earning a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from University of Cincinnati, as well as a Master’s degree from North Carolina State University. Throughout her extensive career she has worked in a variety of industries and has held positions such as Senior Financial Analyst, Accounting Manager, Controller, Consultant and CFO. She most recently served as the Controller for Indianapolis-based Royal Spa. McCann has a long track record of driving success and brings decades of experience and financial leadership to Indiana Furniture.

“We are excited to have Melissa join Indiana Furniture,” added Verkamp. “She complements our culture of strong performance, and we believe her reputation for achieving results makes her the right choice to lead our financial operations.”


Indiana Furniture, headquartered in Jasper, Indiana for over a century, is committed to providing office furnishings of the highest standards in quality and craftsmanship, and backed by industry-best customer service. Through a culture of continuous improvement, flexibility and state-of-the-art technology, our company delivers a wide range of environmentally conscious products at competitive prices. To learn more about how Indiana Furniture is bringing style, function, and ease to office furniture, go to