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Flexsteel names Owens Corning exec to CEO spot

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) -- Flexsteel Industries Inc. says it has named a new president and chief executive officer.

The Dubuque, Iowa-based furniture manufacturer says Karel K. Czanderna's has started her leadership role July 1.

She succeeds Ronald Klosterman as president and CEO. Klosterman, who has had a 40-year career with Flexsteel, will keep a seat on the board.

Czanderna has worked as an executive for Owens Corning and Whirlpool Corp.

She holds a doctorate in materials science and engineering from Cornell University and completed an executive education program at Harvard Business School.