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Industry Veteran Jim Scott Takes Lead Role for KBIS

June 14, 2011

The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), owned by the National Kitchen & Batch Association (NKBA), announces the addition of Jim Scott to its team as the trade show’s Managing Director, effective June 13, 2011. In this newly created leadership position, Scott will work closely with Brian Pagel, VP of Nielsen’s Kitchen and Bath Group, and the rest of the KBIS team to evolve both the brand and show to expand its reach and role within the industry.

“KBIS is the premier trade show in the kitchen and bath industry and I am excited to be part of the team,” said Scott. “We have a wonderful opportunity in this industry to see the future, to define what it will be. I’m looking forward to working with Brian and the team to create a more relevant and compelling event going forward. We all know that the market has changed but we also know that interest levels across the industry and media interest remains strong. Additionally I’m excited to start exploring new avenues to expand the value of KBIS in the industry. By working with all industry stakeholders, we have the opportunity to make KBIS the ‘can’t miss’ event of the year. It’s going to require a lot of listening and a lot of creativity. I can’t wait to roll up my sleeves and get started.”

Scott brings a wealth of industry experience to the KBIS team with a 34-year career that has included executive-level positions, such as president of the Plumbing Products Division at Elkay Manufacturing of Oakbrook, IL. With his passion for the industry and his strong relationships on both the buyer and supplier sides of the kitchen and bath business, Scott provides a synergy between the attendees and exhibitors that will continue to advance this seminal trade show brand.

“We look forward to working with Jim, a kitchen and bath industry veteran, on elevating the KBIS brand to the next tier,” said David Loechner, president of Nielsen Expositions, which manages the KBIS show. “Jim’s experience from the manufacturer side and his deep relationships throughout the industry will complement Brian’s show experience, forming a very powerful partnership for KBIS. With KBIS being the premier international kitchen and bath trade event, we are dedicated to growing the value of the brand for the entire industry.”

Scott can be reached at Jim.Scott@Nielsen.com.

For more information about KBIS 2012, taking place at Chicago’s McCormick Place April 27 to 29, 2012, visit www.kbis.com.



About Nielsen Expositions
KBIS is managed by Nielsen Expositions, which produces leading trade shows in the Apparel, General Merchandise, Healthcare, Jewelry, Design, Military, Photography and Sports markets. Nielsen Expositions customers benefit from a powerful peer-to-peer networking experience, gain valuable market insight, expertise and access to the latest technology and trends. For more information, please visit www.nielsen.com

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA)
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a nonprofit trade association and owner of KBIS. With nearly 40,000 members, the NKBA has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry for more than 46 years. The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry worldwide. NKBA members span 11 kitchen and bath industry segments, including builder/remodeler, cabinet shop, dealer, distributor, decorative plumbing and hardware, designer, fabricator, multi-branch retailer, installer, manufacturer and manufacturer’s representative, many of whom attend or exhibit at KBIS. For more information, visit the NKBA Press Room at NKBA.org/Press or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

About Kitchen and Bath Business (K+BB)
K+BB magazine, published by Nielsen, reaches 34,000 interior designers, architects, kitchen design specialists, custom builders and remodelers each month. This magazine blends exclusive features on cutting-edge business developments, installations and industry personalities with solid market research. K+BB was the first magazine to recognize and serve this industry, and continues to provide progressive and insightful coverage of the industry's products, trends, and services, with a sophisticated visual style befitting a design-oriented readership. For more information, please visit www.kbbonline.com.
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