KBIS Announces Inaugural Innovative Showroom Awards Advisory Board

November 3, 2015

The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is pleased to announce the Innovative Showroom Awards Advisory Board. The newly- appointed five-member board is comprised of leading retail showroom design experts, prior award winners and industry veterans and influencers who understand the importance of showroom design and the need to elevate and evolve these spaces. Each board member will serve a two-show term.

“With the creation of this advisory board, our goal is to provide showroom designers a council who they can consult to help them to create showrooms that educate, engage and excite designers and consumers about the kitchen and bath space,” said Brian Pagel, vice president, kitchen and bath, Emerald Expositions. “We thank these members for dedicating their time and expertise to support the important role showrooms play and to advance the showroom experience.”

KBIS show producers are honored to welcome the 2016-2017 Innovative Showroom Advisory Board Members:

Chelsie Butler, Executive Editor for Kitchen + Bath Business Magazine

Ken Nisch, Chairman of JGA

Danny Swaim, Vice President of Business Development at PIRCH

Nancy Epstein, CEO at Artistic Tile

Mia Nicolaisen, Sr. Director of Sales and Business Development and Tony Lutz, President & CEO of Interior Systems Inc. (ISI)

In addition to judging the Innovative Showroom Awards, the Advisory Board will participate in several programs on showroom innovation at KBIS 2016, including hosting one-on-one meetings at the KBIS NeXt Bar and participating in a panel discussion on the KBIS Next Stage. Both programs will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, prior to the announcement of the Innovative Showroom Awards. A complete list of times is available at kbis.com. 

The 2016 Innovative Showroom Awards are exclusively sponsored by American Standard Brands and GROHE, who are returning to KBIS as part of LIXIL Water Technology.