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Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design

Last modified: Thursday, April 12, 2007

IU visiting lecturer appointed to Dimensions Furniture Board

April 12, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Rick Bomberger, a visiting lecturer in the Indiana University Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design (AMID), has been appointed to the board of directors of Dimensions Furniture, a Carmel, Ind.-based furniture supplier.

Bomberger, 59, has been a member of the Indiana University AMID faculty for four years. He currently teaches undergraduate courses in apparel manufacturing and quality analysis, apparel entrepreneurship and customer profiling analysis. He also serves on the national advisory council of the AMID Merchandising Education and Resource Center, which coordinates extracurricular programs for the department's retail studies students and supports topicality of retail course curricula to industry needs.

In addition to his teaching position, Bomberger is the chief executive officer of R.B. Concepts, an Indianapolis-based retail and apparel consulting group. Prior to joining the Indiana faculty, he served as the president of Paul Harris Stores and as a vice president for Gap Stores. He is a graduate of Albright College.

Founded in 2000, Dimensions Furniture supplies residential furniture to such customers as Costco, Sam's Club and Wal-Mart. The firm's product line features upholstered seating, dining sets, occasional tables and bar stools. In addition to its Carmel headquarters facility, Dimensions has an office in Donggguan City, China, where it performs sourcing, product engineering and quality control functions.

Joining Bomberger as new appointments to the Dimensions board are Bill Haeberle, professor emeritus of management at Indiana University; Tom Sheehan, former general director of operations for Delco Electronics; and Matt Hayes, chief executive officer of Equipment Technologies.

Indiana University's Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design is a multidisciplinary academic environment within the university's College of Arts and Sciences that helps motivated students shape their futures in retail and design fields. The department's educational programs offer a blend of academic theory combined with practical knowledge and skill-building techniques to encourage critical, independent thinking by students and prepare graduates to be leaders in their chosen fields. Located in Memorial Hall on the IUB campus, AMID enrolled more than 450 undergraduate majors in the Fall 2006 semester.