November 24, 2023 |

AIA California Names New VP of Professional Practice

Darrell S. “Rocky” Rockefeller, CEO, president and senior partner of Rockefeller Kempel Architects, has been named the American Institute of Architects (AIA) California’s 2024-2025 vice president of professional practice. This position ensues a variety of responsibilities, including identifying emerging issues…

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November 22, 2023 |

Bostik Appoints New Regional Business Director

Bostik Inc., a leader in specialty adhesives and flooring installation systems, has named Courtney Korselt as regional business director, Wall & Floor Products. With a career spanning more than 17 years at Bostik in various key management positions, most recently…

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November 18, 2023 |

Duravit Announces Internal Promotions

Duravit USA, Inc. is pleased to announce two internal promotions for its North American team to support the brand’s growth trajectory across key business areas. Janina Allen has been promoted to Senior Director of Customer Experience and Johnn McDermott has…

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November 17, 2023 |

Momentum Textiles & Wallcovering Welcomes VP of Sustainability

Momentum Textiles & Wallcovering has announced the newest member of its Sustainable Solutions team, Julia Gillespie as vice president of sustainability. In this role, Gillespie will continue building Momentum’s environmental stewardship efforts, fostering greater responsibility and accountability across the commercial…

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November 16, 2023 |

Thirty Under 30 Class of 2024 Named

Every year, NKBA selects 30 exceptional young professionals from across the kitchen and bath industry to join its prestigious Thirty Under 30 program. Nominees for the program were evaluated on their professional or educational achievements, commitment to excellence in the…

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November 13, 2023 |

Architect Rosario Mannino Gets the Last Word

Rosario Mannino AIA, LEED AP is owner and principal architect of RS Mannino Architects + Builders. Based in Rutherford, N.J., he shares his perspective on building a successful design business. How does your background influence the way you approach the…

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October 31, 2023 |

HPMA Announces Board of Directors Updates

During its board meeting at Fall Market, the High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announced updates to its board of directors, effective Oct. 18, 2023.  Christi Barbour, co-founder at Barbour Spangle Design, is board chair and president of the executive committee…

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October 1, 2023 | ,

High Point Design Influencers Named

The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) and Esteem Media have collaborated once again to announce this season’s team and sponsors for the two-day Design Influencers Tour at Fall Market. After reviewing candidate applications, 10 design influencers from around the U.S….

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September 25, 2023 |

Miele USA Appoints VP of Sales

Appliance manufacturer Miele has announced the appointment of Kenneth Tangredi as vice president of sales in the United States. Tangredi will report to Jan Heck, president and CEO, Miele USA, as part of the executive leadership team. Under Heck’s leadership,…

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August 27, 2023 |

Tulip Cooking Appoints Executives

Tulip Cooking, the pioneering innovator in gas and induction cooktop systems, is proud to announce the appointment of two accomplished executives to its leadership team. Elizabeth Nussbaum (above right) has been named regional sales director, while Amir Girgis (above left)…

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August 5, 2023 |

STRASSER Hires National Sales Manager

STRASSER, manufacturer of high-quality, luxury vanities, has hired Chris Chmura as its new national sales manager. Chmura brings extensive background in the kitchen and bath space, having spent the past eight years in sales management and business development roles for…

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July 27, 2023 |

Deep River Partners Welcomes New Design Associate 

Deep River Partners, a Milwaukee-based architecture and interior design firm, is pleased to announce that Bradley Hopper has joined the Architecture team as a design associate. A visit to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin in high school piqued Hopper’s curiosity about…

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July 11, 2023 |

Cosentino Americas Names VP of Business Development

Cosentino Group, a Spanish global leader in the production and distribution of innovative and sustainable surfaces for the world of architecture and design, is pleased to announce that Patty Dominguez has been named the vice president of business development for…

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June 29, 2023 |

Rev-A-Shelf Announces Retirement of David Noe

Rev-A-Shelf LLC announced the succession plan for the retirement of David P. Noe, Rev-A-Shelf’s general manager and vice president of sales & marketing.   Noe has dedicated more than 40 years to the company and played a pivotal role in…

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June 25, 2023 |

Paul Burghardt to Lead Franz Viegener Project Sales

Franz Viegener, the designer and manufacturer of luxury faucets and fixtures for the hospitality, commercial and residential markets, announces the addition of Paul Burghardt as director of project sales to their executive team. “The whole team at Franz Viegener are…

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June 23, 2023 |

ASID Appoints New Board of Directors for 2024

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has announced the next slate of its national board of directors. Appointed to amplify the ASID mission and advance the impact of the practice, the board is comprised of three officers (Chair, Chair-Elect,…

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June 23, 2023 |

Berenson Welcomes VP of Sales & Marketing

Berenson Hardware Corp., a leading provider of decorative hardware, announced the appointment of Pat Jarvis as vice president of sales & marketing. In his new role, Jarvis will partner with the CEO in leading sales growth, developing strategic plans and…

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June 16, 2023 |

Brandon Architects Names First Official Partner

Architect Ryan McDaniel has been named partner of Brandon Architects, alongside Christopher Brandon, AIA, the founder and president. McDaniel is the first partner ever to be named at the award-winning firm. McDaniel is a graduate of the University of Oregon…

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June 9, 2023 | ,

Diane Plesset: NKBA Member Profile

Diane Plesset, CMKBD, has had a keen interest in architecture all her life. The Portland, Ore., native recalls enjoying rides into downtown Portland on the bus, absorbing the design of the Greek-inspired buildings surrounding the main square and the architectural…

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June 2, 2023 |

Maria Stapperfenne Talks with KBB

Maria Stapperfenne CMKBD, CLIPPS, leads Tewksbury Kitchen & Baths in New Jersey. A 25-year veteran of the kitchen and bath industry, she shares the experiences and influences that have shaped her career. KBB: How does your background influence the way…

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May 23, 2023 |

Fisher & Paykel Welcomes COO

Fisher & Paykel has announced the appointment of Eli Winkler as chief operating officer – USA. Assuming leadership of this key market, Winkler will drive operational excellence, accelerate product innovation and create profitable growth within the ultra-premium appliance market. “I…

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May 22, 2023 |

Cyncly Strengthens Executive Leadership Team

Cyncly, a leading global provider of software and content solutions that help make spaces amazing, has announced changes to its executive leadership team that will enable the organization to scale and execute its plans for growth. Matthew Blosl has been…

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May 11, 2023 |

Blanco North America Appoints Vice President

Blanco,  the premium kitchen solutions brand backed by industry-leading German engineering, announces the appointment of Lars Christensen as vice president, strategic portfolio development & market intelligence for Blanco North America.   In this role, Christensen will lead Blanco’s North American product…

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May 9, 2023 |

BSH Announces Passing of Colin Blake

BSH has announced with sadness the death of former colleague Colin Blake, who passed away last month after a short illness.  Blake retired from BSH in 2014 but will be remembered by many as BSH UK and Ireland’s longest serving…

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April 15, 2023 | ,

SEN Introduces Showroom Design Services

SEN Design Group announced today that it has added showroom design services to its industry-leading portfolio of business development assets for its growing membership. Lori Leistico, longtime corporate showroom designer for KraftMaid Cabinetry, has been selected to perform these services…

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April 13, 2023 |

Designer Jaime Rummerfield Launches Namesake Firm

Interior designer Jaime Rummerfield has launched her namesake firm, Jaime Rummerfield Interior Design, following the incredible success of her nearly 20-year partnership with fellow Los Angeles-based designer Ron Woodson and their previous firm, Woodson & Rummerfield’s House of Design.  With…

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April 11, 2023 |

Patterson Flynn Announces Peter Touma as President

New York-based design house Patterson Flynn is pleased to announce that Peter Touma has joined the company as its new president. Touma comes to Patterson Flynn from Bain & Company, a management consultancy. While at Bain & Company, Touma primarily worked…

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March 27, 2023 |

Duravit Announces New Hires & Promotions 

Duravit North America has announced five new hires and two internal promotions, underscoring the brand’s North American market commitment. This significant staffing investment reflects the brand’s exciting momentum and growth trajectory in the North American market, following a record-breaking showcase…

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March 26, 2023 |

Luxury Products Group Expands Leadership Team

Luxury Products Group (LPG) is thrilled to announce that Peter Ollestad has joined the team as director of business development. The director of business development’s primary role is to effectively manage and cultivate the relationships between Luxury Products Group member-owners and…

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March 20, 2023 |

SMEG Appoints General Manager for US Operations

Appliance manufacturer SMEG, known for its Italian heritage, classic style, and advanced technology, announced the appointment of Rod Gower to general manager of its U.S. operations. An appliance industry veteran, Gower brings more than two decades of experience to the…

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February 25, 2023 |

PMI Appoints New Leaders

Plumbing Manufacturers International has appointed Belinda Wise to secretary/treasurer of the PMI Board of Directors and Lowell Lampen as a new board member. The director of business development, North America, for Kerox, Ltd., Wise succeeds Cambria McLeod, a long-time employee…

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February 23, 2023 |

Louisville Tile Appoints Vice President

Louisville Tile Distributors Inc. recently announced the appointment of Shannon Eisele as vice president of client experience and product development.  Eisele has built a strong history working at key management positions within the flooring industry. She returns to Louisville Tile…

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February 21, 2023 |

SieMatic Welcomes President & CEO Hans Henkes

Hans Henkes, a longtime leader in the kitchen and bath manufacturing space, has rejoined SieMatic North America as president & CEO. Henkes previously helmed the premium kitchen cabinetry manufacturer from 2008 to 2017, leading the company to record sales growth….

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February 13, 2023 |

Poggenpohl U.S. Announces New COO

Poggenpohl U.S. announces an addition to its management team — Sven Loewe has been named chief operating officer. As a strategic leader of people and best practices, Loewe will report to Poggenpohl U.S. President Marcia Speer and oversee day-to-day operations…

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February 12, 2023 |

Winsupply Names Jeff Dice President

The Winsupply Inc. Board of Directors has elected Jeffrey M. Dice as president of Winsupply Inc. effective March 1, 2023. Dice, currently the president of Winsupply Equity Group, will replace Winsupply Inc. president John McKenzie, who is retiring February 28. “For more…

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February 3, 2023 |

Moen President Joins PMI Board

The newest member of the Plumbing Manufacturers International Board of Directors, Kevin Campbell is ready to make a meaningful impact as PMI begins its Rethink Water initiative.  “Rethink Water gives PMI the opportunity to contribute to ensuring reliable access to…

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February 2, 2023 |

Momentum Textiles & Wallcovering Welcomes New CEO

Momentum Textiles & Wallcovering , is pleased to announce Paul Cleary as its new president and CEO, effective immediately. Cleary aims to bolster the company’s long-standing commitment to innovation, sustainability and collaboration.  Cleary most recently held the role of senior vice…

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January 24, 2023 |

Oatey Announces Executive Promotions and Appointments

Oatey Co., a leading manufacturer in the plumbing industry since 1916, has announced three executive promotions and appointments.  Jamie Clapper will serve in the newly created post of vice president, eCommerce, for the company. Reporting to Brian DiVincenzo, Oatey executive…

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January 18, 2023 |

MSI Announces Retirement of CEO Manu Shah

M S International, Inc. (MSI) has announced that after a 47-year career as founder and CEO, Manu Shah is retiring from MSI. Shah’s journey as a successful CEO started with humble beginnings in India as the last of nine children….

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January 10, 2023 |

Chilewich Appoints Kevin McVey CFO-COO

Chilewich has announced the appointment of Kevin McVey as chief financial officer and chief operating officer. McVey succeeds departing CFO Bob Bruno and inaugurates the position of COO for Chilewich, reporting to CEO John McPhee.   In the hybrid role of…

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January 8, 2023 |

ISFA Names 2023 Board of Directors

The International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) welcomes three new members to its board of directors in 2023. Fabricators Mike Henry, ASST, and Mike Schott, Onslow Stoneworks, will serve as directors, while associate member Frank Sciarrino, Granite Gold, Inc. and Quote…

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December 30, 2022 |

Howard’s Announces Executive Promotions

Howard’s, the Southern California independent appliance retailer, has announced two executive promotions —  Michelle Nein as president and Stacy Leiker as chief operating officer. Nein was elected to her new position by Howard’s Board of Directors, on which she has…

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December 15, 2022 |

NKBA Announces 2023 Board of Directors

The NKBA, the leading trade association for the kitchen and bath industry and owner of the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), this week announced its 2023 Board of Directors. Jan Heck, president and CEO of Miele USA, was elected…

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December 13, 2022 |

Miele Announces Two Executive Hires

Miele has announced two executive hires – Leo Pellizzari as vice president of finance and administration of Miele USA and Paul Han as vice president of supply chain North America.  As part of the executive leadership team and reporting to…

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December 10, 2022 | ,

Designhounds Named for 2023 KBIS

The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), owned by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), celebrates its continued partnership with Modenus Media’s Designhounds Influencer Network. The influencers are back at KBIS in 2023, this time with a huge team…

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December 8, 2022 |

Kohler Co. Names Chief Brand Officer

Kohler Co. is pleased to announce the appointment of Samie Barr as chief brand officer. This role was created to fuel strategic acceleration and further elevate the Kohler brand globally across a diverse set of dynamic businesses. Barr will report…

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December 1, 2022 | ,

KBB’s 2022 Person of the Year

This year’s choices run the gamut from working extensively with charities, award-winning blogs, giving back to their communities and educating their industry peers and supporting the next generation. As we have done in years past, KBB has named one overall…

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November 30, 2022 |

Oatey Co. Announces New Chief Financial Officer

Oatey Co., a leading manufacturer in the plumbing industry since 1916, has announced that Juli Musch has joined the organization as senior vice president and chief financial officer. “Oatey is an industry leader committed to serving its customers, associates and…

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November 15, 2022 |

Blanco Appoints Senior Vice President of Sales

Blanco, the kitchen solutions brand backed by industry-leading German engineering, announces the appointment of Diana Windsor as senior vice president, sales for Blanco North America.  In this role, Windsor will lead all strategic and operative market activities for Blanco North…

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November 14, 2022 |

Sal Gattone Elected PMI President

Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) announced the election of Sal Gattone as president of the 2023 PMI Board of Directors during PMI’s 68th Annual Meeting of the Membership. The leader of research and development projects at LIXIL, Gattone succeeds Martin Knieps,…

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November 13, 2022 |

High Point Market Authority Directors Updates

The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announces updates to its board of directors, effective January 1, 2023. Six incoming board members will serve a two-year term ending in December 2024, including Patti Carpenter, principal, carpenter + company/Trendscope; Neil MacKenzie, vice president…

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October 13, 2022 |

Tile of Spain Mourns Passing of Pedro Riaza

It is with great sadness that Tile of Spain announces the death of Pedro Riaza, who was general secretary of the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER) for a quarter of a century. A well-respected industry leader, Riaza retired in…

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September 26, 2022 |

EarthTronics Names Regional Sales Manager 

EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy-saving lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact, announced that it has appointed William (Bill) T. Liberto as its regional sales manager. He is responsible for hiring, inspiring and motivating rep agencies,…

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September 15, 2022 |

DMF Lighting Appoints Nathan Hagemeier VP of Sales

DMF Lighting, a designer and manufacturer of modular LED downlighting systems, has announced the appointment of Nathan Hagemeier as the company’s vice president of sales. Hagemeier will be responsible for leading the company in developing and executing sales strategies to…

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September 13, 2022 |

Kohler Co. Elects David Kohler Board Chair

The Kohler Co. Board of Directors has elected President and CEO David Kohler to the additional role of chair of the board, following the passing of Executive Chairman Herbert V. Kohler, Jr. on Sept. 3.  The Board of Directors had…

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September 10, 2022 |

Paul Heflin Tapped for Woolpert Market Director

Woolpert has hired Paul Heflin as a market director, leading architecture, engineering and interior design strategy for Woolpert’s private sector clients. The licensed architect has decades of experience in design and construction management, business development and international business operations. After…

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September 8, 2022 |

Amy Hornby Rejoins KBIS Management Team

The 2023 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), owned by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, has announced Amy Hornby has rejoined the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) management…

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September 8, 2022 |

BOCCHI Names Dawn Robinson to New Post

BOCCHI is pleased to announce its long-term director of marketing, Dawn Robinson, will be expanding her role within the company as its new director of sales and marketing. Robinson has been closely involved in the development of BOCCHI’s wholesale division…

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September 7, 2022 |

Prizm Lighting Names National Sales Manager

Prizm Lighting, offering innovative lighting solutions to transform environments with dynamic LED lighting technology and controls, has named Jordan Ferree as its national sales manager. Ferree will oversee the overall sales objectives, goals and revenue for Prizm Lighting and maintain…

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September 7, 2022 |

Ashley Amidon is New IWPA Executive Director

The International Wood Products Association (IWPA) announced that Ashley Amidon has been selected to serve as its new executive director, returning after serving in a previous role as the organization’s lobbyist and PAC director. Amidon brings a broad range of…

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September 6, 2022 |

Vadara Announces Georgia Territory Manager

Vadara Quartz Surfaces, a manufacturer of artisan, handcrafted quartz surfaces, in partnership with distribution affiliate Granite Group International (GGI) in Villa Rica, Georgia, has appointed Tami Mohamed to the newly created position of territory manager. The appointment of a brand-dedicated…

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September 5, 2022 |

Herb Kohler Jr. Passes Away at 83

Dynamic leader and Kohler Co. executive chairman Herbert Vollrath Kohler, Jr. passed away on September 3, 2022, in Kohler, Wis. He was 83. Herb Kohler’s bold ideas and hands-on leadership transformed the plumbing products manufacturer founded by his grandfather into…

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September 1, 2022 |

Foley&cox Announces Staff Promotions

Award-winning interior design firm Foley&cox announces the promotion of two team members. The firm has appointed Zuni Madera as vice president and Stephanie Daniels as senior interior designer. These promotions allow the firm to continue to provide the highest level…

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August 25, 2022 |

Beko Names Justin Reinke New VP of Marketing

A self-proclaimed kitchen appliance lover with big-brand, product launch and direct dealer and sales channel experience has taken over the marketing reigns at Beko Home Appliances, the fast-growing American subsidiary of Arçelik, one of the world’s largest home appliance manufacturers….

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August 23, 2022 |

ASID CEO Gary Wheeler Announces Retirement

Following a long and laudable career of service to the interior design profession, as well as those directly impacted by its work, Gary Wheeler, FASID, FIIDA, has announced his retirement as CEO of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)….

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August 22, 2022 |

Mitch Quint, Formica President, Passes

It is with deep sadness that Formica Corporation announces the passing of longtime company president Mitch Quint after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer. “Mitch has been an outstanding leader for Formica Group and has supported the business not only…

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August 11, 2022 |

Laurence Carr Joins Maison&Objet Ambassador Program

Laurence Carr, founder and CEO of Laurence Carr Inc., has joined the Maison&Objet Ambassador program.  Maison&Objet, the design trade show, is held in Paris twice a year and exhibits across the entire lifestyle sector — where brands, designers, artisans, interior…

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August 10, 2022 |

Anna Maria Mannarino Captures Six Design Awards

Anna Maria Mannarino, Allied ASID and past president of ASID NJ, of Mannarino Designs Inc. in Holmdel, N.J., received four Design Excellence Awards from the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID NJ). The awards were…

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July 20, 2022 |

Tresco Announces New Director of Lighting

Rev-A-Shelf LLC, the market-leading manufacturer of storage, organization, and LED lighting accessories, has announced Shelley Morgan as director of lighting for Tresco Lighting. “Shelley is the right leader for Tresco,” said David Noe, Rev-A-Shelf general manager. “Shelley’s extensive lighting background…

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July 18, 2022 |

STRASSER Names New Leadership

STRASSER, manufacturer of high-quality, luxury vanities, has hired Jeff Meehan as its new president. Meehan joins STRASSER following a lengthy career in building products and distribution, including sales leadership roles at Canyon Creek Cabinet Company, Wellborn Cabinet, Richelieu Hardware and…

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July 15, 2022 |

Manufacturers and Distributors Expand Marketing Teams

Manufacturers and distributors Louisville Tile, Portobello America and Duravit have announced new members of their marketing teams.  Louisville Tile Distributors Inc. has appointed Morgan Tiemann as chief marketing officer, a new role for the organization. Most recently, Tiemann served as vice…

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July 6, 2022 |

Chad Dorsey Design Expands Leadership

Chad Dorsey Design, the luxury interior design studio based in Dallas and Los Angeles, announced today that Mark Cary has joined as Chief Operating Officer (COO). In his new role, effective immediately, he will help guide the studio’s direction alongside…

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July 1, 2022 |

Water, Inc. Welcomes New President/COO

Water, Inc., the premier Western U.S. distributor of quality drinking water systems, announces that Rick Tarantino has returned as president and chief operating officer, where he will manage and oversee the day-to-day operations of the 45-year-old company. Tarantino began his…

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June 22, 2022 | ,

All About Vegan Design

Deborah DiMare, founder and principal of DiMare Design, which has studios in New York, Miami and Palm Beach, discusses a driving force in her practice: vegan design. Our conversation began with Deborah recalling the origin of her awareness of vegan…

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June 22, 2022 |

AHAM Names Kelly Mariotti as President & CEO

The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) has named Kelly Mariotti, Executive Director of the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association as AHAM President & CEO. On July 18, she will succeed Joseph McGuire, AHAM’s leader for the past 23 years, who…

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June 10, 2022 |

PMI CEO Named to Federal Advisory Committee

Kerry Stackpole, Plumbing Manufacturers International‘s CEO and executive director, has been named to the Industry Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC) 8, a federal advisory committee that covers building materials and forest products. The committee is one of 15 managed by the…

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May 24, 2022 |

SGA Adds 10 Design Pros to Boston + NYC Offices

SGA, a national firm whose work spans architecture, interior design, planning, branded environments, and virtual design and construction, announced that it has hired 10 design professionals at its Boston and New York City offices.   The firm consistently delivers tech-forward design…

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May 19, 2022 |

New Sales & Marketing Director to Focus on Beko’s OEM Strategy

Arçelik, one of the world’s largest home appliance manufacturers, has promoted 34-year home and kitchen appliance industry veteran Chuck Bryant to director of OEM sales and marketing, for its fast-growing U.S. subsidiary, Beko Home Appliances. Previously Beko’s OEM manager, Bryant will continue to drive & evaluate opportunities…

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May 18, 2022 |

Deep River Partners Welcomes Design Associates

Deep River Partners, a Milwaukee-based architecture and interior design firm, is pleased to announce that Cora Heidenreich has joined the Architecture team, and Gracie Giese has joined the Interior Design team, as design associates.   Heidenreich is inspired by natural elements…

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May 12, 2022 | ,

Fantini Announces New Managing Director

Fantini, a leading manufacturer of innovative bathroom and kitchen fixtures, is pleased to announce that Javier Korneluk will be joining the team effective May 16, 2022, as the new managing director of North America. With more than 20 years of…

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May 12, 2022 |

Chilewich Names John McPhee as CEO

Chilewich has announced the appointment of John McPhee, an accomplished leader and entrepreneurial executive, to succeed Joe Sultan as CEO. In addition to assuming day-to-day leadership of the company, McPhee has joined the Chilewich Board of Directors.  “We are thrilled…

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April 25, 2022 |

PMI’s New Director of Programs and Administration

Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) has announced the promotion of Jodi Stuhrberg from association manager to the newly created role of director of programs and administration. “We’re grateful for Jodi’s outstanding dedication to PMI and our members as well as her…

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April 20, 2022 |

Neil Kelly Names New Leadership

Neil Kelly, an award-winning design/build remodel and home improvement company announces that after 43 distinguished years, Tom Kelly will retire as president. Under Tom Kelly’s leadership, Neil Kelly Company has become the largest design/build remodeling firm in the US, with…

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April 18, 2022 |

Staff Promotions at Marguerite Rodgers Interior Design

Marguerite Rodgers Interior Design (MRID) in Philadelphia announces five staff promotions of long-time team members. Effective April 1, 2022, the award-winning firm appointed design director Marco Angelucci and executive director and marketing director Katie Guzinski as principals. Kaitlyn Murphy, Lauren Sillies and Brian…

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April 14, 2022 |

Kountry Kraft Names New President

Dee Hurst-Funk, CFO, and Elvin Jr. Hurst, CEO, of Kountry Kraft, are proactively preserving the Kountry Kraft legacy by welcoming Dave Riebe as president. As president, Riebe will maintain the Kountry Kraft traditions of quality by running the company on…

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April 13, 2022 |

Kneedler Fauchère Appoints Two New Shareholders

The Kneedler Fauchère Group is pleased to announce the appointment of two new shareholders, Gina DeWitt and Quinn Tran. Together, they join George Massar, chairman and creative director, and Doug Kinzley, CEO and president, to make up Kneedler Fauchère’s expanded executive management team.   Kneedler Fauchère was founded in 1948 by Dorothy Kneedler and Lucienne Fauchère – a female-owned…

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April 6, 2022 |

Poggenpohl U.S. Announces New Retail Sales Director

Poggenpohl U.S. announces a new appointment to its management team, naming Brigg Klein as director of retail sales. Klein is responsible for expanding sales throughout Poggenpohl’s directly operated stores (DOS) retail network of ten showrooms in the U.S. The appointment…

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March 21, 2022 |

Fisher & Paykel Expands Design Development Team

Fisher & Paykel is pleased to announce two new hires, Leslie Deilli-Venneri and Krystal Hunter, and one internal promotion within the brand’s Design Development team. Expanding the team under the experienced guidance of Paula Smith, the brand looks forward to strengthening its…

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March 16, 2022 |

Andreas Nowak is Remembered

It is with profound sadness that Geberit North America, a global leader in sanitary products, announces that Andreas Nowak, the company’s former president/CEO, passed away on the evening of March 2. For almost 20 years, Nowak put his knowledge and…

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March 15, 2022 |

AHF Products Announces Organizational Changes

AHF Products announced organizational changes and a series of promotions, including the appointment of Jennifer Zimmerman to chief commercial officer and Chris King to senior vice president of sales & marketing. “AHF Products just celebrated our third year as a company in December, and we are thriving through…

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March 14, 2022 |

NAHB Former President Passes Away

Former National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) President James S. “Mickey” Norman, Jr. passed away on March 6. Norman served as NAHB president in 1975 and was inducted into the National Housing Hall of Fame in 1981 in Washington D.C….

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March 14, 2022 |

Matsko-Ensel Joins International Surface Fabricators Association

The International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) has hired Stephanie Matsko-Ensel to build marketing strategies to drive association awareness and engagement. In addition, Matsko-Ensel will develop a brand proposition for ISFA around association membership benefits. Matsko-Ensel brings with her over six…

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March 8, 2022 |

Modern Matter Hires New Head of Marketing

Luxury hardware brand Modern Matter has hired Meredith Gray as head of marketing. Gray’s appointment highlights the company’s commitment towards building a leading brand in the home fashion space. She will lead the organization’s advertising, digital marketing, press relations and customer experience…

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March 1, 2022 |

Marketing Executive Joins Caesarstone

Effective March 7, Gail Conroy joins Caesarstone as vice president of marketing. She brings over 20 years of corporate and agency integrated marketing communications and brand management experience in CPG, retail, technology, and luxury consumer goods to the company. More…

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February 25, 2022 |

Deep River Partners Welcomes Design Associate

Deep River Partners, a Milwaukee-based architecture and interior design firm, is pleased to announce that Maxwell Hunt has joined the Architecture team as a design associate. The pillars of Hunt’s belief system are that everything in the built world is…

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February 14, 2022 |

Nemo Tile + Stone Names New Director of Purchasing

Nemo Tile + Stone, a New York City-based provider of surface materials, is pleased to announce the promotion of Matthew Coburger to director of purchasing.    Coburger has 12 years of hands-on experience in the tile industry, during which he has…

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February 5, 2022 |

Key Staff Moves at Hubbardton Forge

Hubbardton Forge, a luxury lighting manufacturer with over 240 employees based in Castleton, Vermont, announced recent staff hires and promotions in key roles within the company. “To support our continued growth and expansion we have made some key hires and…

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February 3, 2022 |

ALVIC USA Announces New Leadership

ALVIC USA, an award-winning manufacturer of cabinet doors and panels for residential and commercial projects, announces its appointment of Tobias Pagel as Chief Executive Officer. “I am honored to serve as the first CEO of ALVIC USA,” said Pagel. “Our…

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February 2, 2022 | ,

Cultivating Winning Teams

On our new From the Tap podcast, I welcomed Green Forest Cabinetry CEO, John Morgan, and his colleague, Emily McCullum, the company’s director of market/business development. We discussed how to cultivate winning teams for your business. Among many other things,…

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January 31, 2022 |

Charleston Forge Promotes Gwaltney

Charleston Forge has announced the promotion of Kelly Gwaltney to vice-president of their Glass Division. Charleston Forge, long known for their handmade steel and wood furniture, is also the sales and marketing arm for Andrew Pearson Glass in Mt. Airy,…

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January 25, 2022 |

OS&B Announces Executive Change

Oakville Stamping & Bending (OS&B) Plumbing + Serenity has announced the promotion of Greg Gillespie to Business Development Manager. Gillespie’s extensive experience in customer solutions and service and effective communications, developed over the course of his 30-year career, dovetails with…

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January 25, 2022 |

The Rug Co. Announces New Board Chairman

The Rug Co. has announced the appointment of Andrew B. Cogan as chairman of the company’s Board of Directors, effective January 2022. Prior to joining The Rug Co., Cogan served more than 30 years as the chairman & CEO of Knoll Inc.,…

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January 13, 2022 |

2022 High Point Style Spotters Named

The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) welcomes the 2022 class of its award-winning Style Spotters program. Sponsored by Crypton and Studio Designer, the program ushers in its second decade with an expanded team of ten. The 2022 Style Spotters take…

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January 12, 2022 | ,

Managing the Client Experience

On this week’s From the Tap podcast, we talked with designer Rebecca Robinson of Monarch Lane Interiors about managing client expectations as part of the overall client experience, which can help with client retention and referrals for a successful business….

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January 10, 2022 |

Chef Brad Miller New Thor Kitchen Brand Ambassador

Thor Kitchen and celebrity chef Brad Miller are teaming up with a new partnership. Miller will serve as brand ambassador for Thor, using his own suite of professional appliances to create Thor-exclusive recipes and offer giveaways to fans and foodies alike. “We are excited to…

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December 31, 2021 |

DCS Announces Expansion of North American Team

DCS has announced the expansion of its North American team. This new structure is timely as the DCS brand continues to garner great awareness and recognition across North America. The internal promotions of Matt Sinclair as vice president, Justin Monroy as director of sales, Tatiana Lopez as marketing manager and the new hire of…

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December 23, 2021 |

NKBA Announces 2022 Committee Members

The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), the authority on the residential kitchen and bath marketplace and owners of the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), has announced the members of its 2022 Leadership Recruitment Committee and its 2022 Chapter Leadership Committee. The volunteer members…

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December 20, 2021 |

Fortune Brands Announces New CFO & CIO

Fortune Brands Global Plumbing Group (GPG), a division of Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc., a home and security products company, is pleased to announce two additions to its leadership team. Ashley George, previously vice president, finance, for GPG has been promoted to chief financial officer and senior vice…

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December 16, 2021 |

Executive Change at The Engineered Stone Group

The Engineered Stone Group, a global leader in engineered stone products, announced today Eric Phelps has been appointed to President of North America Trade and Consumer Sales. Phelps is an exceptional sales leader with extensive experience working with luxury European…

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December 15, 2021 |

What Homeowners Want from Their Industry Pros

On this week’s From the Tap podcast, we spoke with Liza Hausman, vice president of industry marketing at Houzz, about what homeowners want from the industry professionals they hire. Houzz recently conducted some research on this topic by surveying 900…

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December 14, 2021 |

The Adelaide Project Welcomes Creative Lighting Specialist

TPL Lighting, an established, family-owned architectural lighting agency, is proud to welcome Nawleen Kaur as the new creative lighting specialist for The Adelaide Project. The Adelaide Project, a revolutionary studio concept conceived, curated and designed by TPL Lighting, was born out of the belief that, as partners to the architecture and design…

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December 13, 2021 |

Liebherr Expands Team

Liebherr is pleased to announce it is expanding its key team members. Jessie Escobar was recently brought on as Liebherr’s Regional Sales Manager, Western Territory. In his current role, he leads sales development from Alberta, Canada to Southern California and offers support to…

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December 10, 2021 |

NKBA Announces 2022 Board of Directors

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the authority on the residential kitchen and bath marketplace and owners of the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), has announced the 2022 NKBA Board of Directors. The newly elected NKBA board chair is Basil…

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December 3, 2021 |

PMI Announces New Board President

Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) announced the election of Martin Knieps as president of the 2022 PMI Board of Directors during PMI’s 67th Annual Meeting of the Membership last month. The senior director of operational excellence at Viega LLC, Knieps succeeds Todd…

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December 1, 2021 |

Innovative Design Tips from a Pro

On this week’s episode of KBB’s From the Tap podcast, we welcomed designer Meredith Weiss, owner of Commack, N.Y-based Merri Interiors, where we received an exclusive rundown of the innovative design tips she’s come up with during her career. I…

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November 23, 2021 |

Executive Change at Hardware Renaissance

Luxury hardware creator Hardware Renaissance is pleased to welcome Larry Allen to their executive team as Senior Director of Business Development. Allen is an energetic and resourceful leader with intuition, perception and strong interpersonal skills. He has extensive credentials in…

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November 16, 2021 |

Lenova Expands Sales Team

Lenova Group is excited to announce expansion of their sales forces with the hiring of industry veteran Patrick Vance as Western Regional Sales Manager and new support roles in key markets in the western United States. Founded in 2007, Lenova…

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November 16, 2021 |

Nicola Bertazzoni Named COO of Bertazzoni

Bertazzoni, the family-owned Italian manufacturer of award-winning kitchen appliances, announces the promotion of Nicola Bertazzoni to Chief Operating Officer. As a sixth generation family member, Mr. Bertazzoni has been with the company for 13 years, most recently serving as the…

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November 15, 2021 |

Walker Zanger Names New General Manager

Walker Zanger has appointed seasoned surfaces industry professional Michael Castro to general manager. In his new role, Castro will be responsible for managing the overall performance of Walker Zanger, including revenue, profitability, performance and team leadership. Castro comes to Walker Zanger with more than…

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November 11, 2021 |

Oatey Co. Announces Vice President

Oatey Co. has announced the promotion of Nicole Fournier to vice president, Retail Business Unit. With nearly 20 years of experience in marketing and sales strategy, Fournier joined Oatey in 2019 as part of its acquisition of Keeney Mfg., where…

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November 10, 2021 |

KBIS and Modenus Designhounds Celebrate Partnership

The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), owned by the National Kitchen and Bath Association, is celebrating its ten-year partnership with the Modenus Designhounds Influencer Network. For 2022, 15 design bloggers and social media influencers will be at the show…

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November 10, 2021 |

Infinity Drain Management Team Awards

Infinity Drain, the manufacturer of architectural and decorative drains, enters 2022 with an award-winning executive management team, doubling of R&D, product development and engineering departments, new patent approvals and more. Infinity Drain proudly manufactures and sources all its products in…

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November 8, 2021 |

Hardware Renaissance Adds to Executive Team

Luxury hardware creator Hardware Renaissance is pleased to welcome Larry Allen to their executive team as Senior Director of Business Development. Allen is an energetic and resourceful leader with intuition, perception and strong interpersonal skills. He has extensive credentials in building luxury brands;…

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November 8, 2021 |

AHAM Leadership Changes Ahead

The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) has leadership changes ahead. Today the organization announced that longtime President and CEO Joseph M. McGuire will retire pending a national search for his replacement. McGuire will remain at the AHAM helm until at…

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November 4, 2021 |

Deep River Partners Expands Interior Design Team

Deep River Partners, a Milwaukee based architecture and interior design firm, is pleased to announce that Sarah Guzek, ASID has joined the Interior Design team. A passion for creating beautiful and functional interiors inspired Guzek to pursue her education at…

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November 4, 2021 |

High Point Market Announces Board Chair & Vice Chair

The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) welcomes Alex Shuford, III to the role of chair for its board of directors. Shuford, CEO of Rock House Farm Family of Brands and Century Furniture, has served on the HPMA board and executive committee since 2018 and will serve two years in this new role. Shuford follows Dudley Moore, Jr.,…

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November 2, 2021 |

Nemo Tile + Stone Expands Sales Team

Nemo Tile + Stone, a New York City-based provider of top-performing surface materials, is excited to announce two new additions to the company’s growing team. Based in New York, Lester Gassert joins the team in the role of Vice President…

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November 1, 2021 |

NKBA Names Its Thirty Under 30 Class of 2022

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has revealed its Thirty Under 30 Class of 2022. The prestigious program, now in its 10th year, recognizes talented kitchen and bath professionals under the age of 30. Each year’s class comprises rising leaders…

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October 29, 2021 |

CEDIA Names Daryl Friedman Global President & CEO

CEDIA, the global trade association for the home technology industry, has named Daryl Friedman as global president and CEO. He will assume the role on Nov. 29, 2021. Friedman has spent more than 30 years in nonprofit leadership roles, having overseen membership, advocacy,…

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October 13, 2021 | ,

Learning the Value of a Great Contractor

On this week’s “From the Tap” KBB podcast, we spoke to Sharon Sherman, founder of Wyckoff, N.J.-based Thyme & Place Design, about the importance of having a great contractor on your team and how to foster that relationship. Sherman feels…

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October 12, 2021 |

Klafs Under New Leadership

Klafs is under new leadership, as after 30 years as managing director, Stefan Schöllhammer retired on Sept. 30. Phillip Rock and Gernot Mang will manage the company going forward. “Klafs is a brand that is successful, because it has always…

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October 12, 2021 |

KBB Announces New Managing Editor

Kitchen & Bath Business (KBB) magazine is pleased to welcome our new managing editor, Leslie Clagett, an award-winning journalist who has held various editorial positions at consumer and industry publications. Clagett founded the kbculture.com blog, as an independent design resource…

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October 8, 2021 |

Nemo Tile + Stone’s New Chief Financial Officer

Nemo Tile + Stone is pleased to announce the hire of Frank Kimmerling as chief financial officer. Kimmerling is a results-based executive with more than 20 years of experience in high-growth public, private equity and venture equity-owned businesses with a proven…

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October 6, 2021 |

Oatey Co. Announces Sr. VP, Supply Chain

Oatey Co., a leading manufacturer in the plumbing industry since 1916, announced the promotion of Scott Voisinet to senior vice president, supply chain. Voisinet has been with Oatey for more than 10 years, most recently serving as vice president, sourcing….

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October 4, 2021 |

Niagara VP of Marketing Wins Stevie Award

Jenni Steele, Niagara’s vice president of marketing, has been named the winner of a Bronze Stevie Award in the Female Executive of the Year category in the 18th-annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs,…

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September 27, 2021 |

Wildwood House Announces New Procurement Director

Wildwood House announces Melissa Bailey as procurement director. A natural complement to the online shop and Portland-based store, the company’s procurement division helps facilitate the purchase, warehousing, delivery and installation of commercial and residential projects. A seasoned veteran, Bailey will lead…

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September 17, 2021 |

Miele USA Appoints New VP of Marketing

Miele is pleased to announce the appointment of Kelly Lam as vice president marketing of Miele USA, effective Sept. 7. As part of the executive leadership team and reporting to the president and CEO, Lam will be responsible for all…

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September 14, 2021 |

Beko US Names New GM of Builder Sales

Beko Home Appliances, a subsidiary of global consumer durable company Arçelik, named Steve Carron as general manager of builder sales, effective August 16. Carron will report to the vice president of sales Peter Blackwell and lead Beko’s builder channel as part of the brand’s U.S. expansion. Carron will also be responsible and lead the Blomberg brand expansion within…

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September 9, 2021 |

IWPA Announces New Executive Director

The International Wood Products Association (IWPA) announced that Bradley McKinney has been selected to serve as the new executive director of the organization. He assumes the role on Sept. 13. McKinney brings a broad range of experience to IWPA, with…

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September 7, 2021 |

Deep River Announces Partner & Shareholder

Interior design and architectural studio Deep River Partners has announced the promotion of Nicholas Blavat, AIA, to partner and shareholder. Blavat joined Deep River Partners as a design associate 17 years ago, just five years after the company’s founding. His personal and professional growth,…

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September 6, 2021 |

Coastal Shower Doors Expands Board of Directors

Coastal Shower Doors, a leading provider of bath and shower enclosures, announced the promotions of executive team members Andres Arrubla, Patrick Cobb and Robbie Dedrick to its board of directors. These new appointments are respective heads of Coastal Shower Doors’ general…

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September 3, 2021 |

KBB’s 2021 Person of the Year

It’s that time again! We are so proud to announce the winners of our third-annual Person of the Year initiative. This year’s candidates are definitely passionate, innovative and making an impact – many going the extra mile to support and…

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September 2, 2021 |

LightFair 2021 Pilot Mentorship Program Class

LightFair has announced the 11 mentees in its first annual mentorship program, a six-month program which enables emerging lighting professionals to connect with experts in the industry to learn about lighting design and architecture. “LightFair’s Pilot Mentorship Program is expanding educational and networking resources…

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August 26, 2021 |

Poggenpohl Names Marcia Speer President North America

Poggenpohl welcomes Marcia Speer as president of its North American division. A proven results-oriented leader, Speer has more than 25 years’ experience in the luxury German Kitchen segment. “Marcia’s success in growing brand awareness, long-term relationships built over her career in the A&D community and industry leadership underscores Poggenpohl’s commitment to…

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August 23, 2021 |

St. Charles New York Appoints New CFO

Kitchen design brand, St. Charles New York has announced the appointment of Bell Stephen Chen as chief financial officer. In place since June 1, Bell will participate in strategic business planning and growth initiatives in partnership with the principals. “I…

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August 18, 2021 |

Almo Premium Appliances Adds to Team 

Almo Premium Appliances is pleased to announce two additions to its Mid-Atlantic Premium Team – L.T. Gilbreath and Mike McCarthy. Joining the company’s sales teams, Gilbreath and McCarthy bring experience and expertise to their new territory management positions. Gilbreath, from Simpsonville,…

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August 16, 2021 |

MirrorMate Frames Under New Ownership

Charlotte-based entrepreneur and financial services executive Kevin Button has acquired MirrorMate Frames from founder Lisa Huntting. Button took the helm as CEO and Owner of the 17-year-old consumer-based home décor brand in May. Button brings more than 20 years of…

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August 11, 2021 |

Chef Fox Returns as Thor Brand Ambassador

Thor Kitchen and celebrity chef Derrick Fox are teaming up for the second consecutive year of partnership. Fox will serve as a brand ambassador for Thor Kitchen, using his own suite of professional appliances to create custom recipes for the brand and its followers. In…

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August 6, 2021 |

LPG Announces New Director of Marketing

Luxury Products Group has announced Leigha Lugo as director of marketing. In her new position, Lugo will help build on LPG’s legacy of creating value for its members and suppliers. Lugo is well known in the lighting industry and was…

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August 5, 2021 |

Hansgrohe USA Welcomes New President

Hansgrohe USA, a leading manufacturer of kitchen and bath products with its roots and headquarters in Germany, welcomes a new president, Robert Kaminski. Kaminski comes to the United States after 10 years with the Hansgrohe Group. He leads a talented…

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August 2, 2021 |

Clive Christian Furniture Names Design Consultant

Clive Christian Furniture, the British maker of the original statement kitchen, announces Benjamin Peterson as a design consultant for the distinguished brand. Located in Palm Beach, Florida, Benjamin Peterson, owner of the B. Peterson Showroom – the ultimate luxury trade resource for architects and interior design professionals in Palm Beach…

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July 27, 2021 |

Salone Names New President

Salone del Mobile.Milano has elected a new president, Maria Porro. The Federlegno Arredo Eventi Board of Directors has elected this former president of Assarredo to helm the world’s pre-eminent international design event. The new president and Federlegno Arredo Eventi’s Board members will now turn…

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July 27, 2021 |

Artaic Appoints New Design Director 

Artaic is pleased to announce Kait Paradowski as design director. The timing of Paradowski’s entrance to the team is kismet, aligning with the brand’s growth and vision for the future, which encompasses the unveiling of Artaic’s just-opened new headquarters in…

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July 23, 2021 |

PMI Announces New Technical Director

Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) has welcomed Kyle Thompson as its new technical director. “My (8-year-old) son asked me, what am I going to be doing in my new job? And my response was that I’d be making friends,” Thompson said. “The way…

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June 29, 2021 |

NKBA Global Connect Adds Advisor

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the North American authority on all things residential kitchen and bath, is pleased to announce Jeanne Chung as the newest member of its Global Connect Advisor team. This group consists of subject matter experts in the fields of sales, distribution, channel, marketing, brand,…

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June 25, 2021 |

Liebherr Implements New Field Tech Team

To meet the goal of improving relationships in the field and increasing customer satisfaction, Robert Marriott, head of customer service for North America, has initiated a program designed to provide education and technical training for Liebherr‘s partners. This initiative is…

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June 11, 2021 |

Howard’s Names Supply Chain & Logistics VP

Howard’s, a Southern California independent appliance retailer, announced that Brian Doran has joined its team as supply chain and logistics VP. In his role with the premium luxury retailer, Doran will be responsible for managing third-party relationships, all DC activities,…

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June 2, 2021 |

New Chairperson for Bemis Manufacturing Co.

Bemis Manufacturing Co., a leading toilet seat manufacturer, announces that Vesla (Bemis) Hoeschen will serve as the next chairperson of the Board of Directors, effective May 24, 2021. Hoeschen first joined Bemis in 1992 and has served in a number…

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May 31, 2021 |

Liebherr Appliances Welcomes Trade Marketing Specialist

Liebherr Appliances welcomes Anne Kirchhoff to the marketing team as a trade marketing specialist. She will work to build strong relationships with dealers and showroom associates around the country, providing dedicated support and resources to provide customers with the best…

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May 24, 2021 |

Legrand Welcomes Breegan Jane as Brand Ambassador

Legrand, a global provider of designer switches and outlets, has teamed up with celebrity interior designer Breegan Jane, beloved by HGTV audiences and the design trade alike, as its new brand ambassador. Jane knows the difference that designer switches and…

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May 20, 2021 |

Marathon Hardware Appoints New President

Marathon Hardware has announced the appointment of a David Volpe as president. Volpe has been an integral part of Marathon for more than 19 years, having previously held the position of vice president and head of purchasing. His two decades of industry…

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May 18, 2021 |

Uponor Appoints New President and CEO

The Uponor Board of Directors has appointed Michael Rauterkus as president and CEO of Uponor Group and chairman of the executive committee. He will join the company and assume the CEO responsibility on August 21, 2021. “I am very pleased…

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May 10, 2021 |

Duravit USA Welcomes Marketing Communications Coordinator

Duravit USA is pleased to welcome Sarah Efendi as marketing communications coordinator for the brand. A detail-oriented and creative marketing professional, Efendi brings proven success in project management and team support across a myriad of marketing activities to this new role. Duravit looks forward to the positive impact she will make, bringing relevant experience and fostering new skills to add value…

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April 15, 2021 |

Canyon Creek Cabinet Company Appoints New CEO

The Canyon Creek Cabinet Company board of directors has announced the promotion of Executive Vice President Max J. Caldas to president and CEO. Current CEO Robert Foote will leave the company at the end of April to pursue another opportunity….

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April 7, 2021 |

NYCxDESIGN Appoints New Executive Director

NYCxDESIGN is pleased to announce that Elissa Black has been selected as executive director to steward the newly formed nonprofit at a critical moment in the organization’s evolution. Driven by clear passion and purpose, Black has been deeply involved in New…

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April 1, 2021 |

Tuuci Appoints New President

Tuuci, the Miami-based manufacturer of nautically inspired shade, shelter and open-air furnishings, announces the addition of David Schutte as the organization’s new president. Schutte’s tenure within the design industry and his well-refined leadership skills make him the ideal executive to…

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March 22, 2021 | ,

Celebrating Women Builders

Before closing out Women’s History Month, KBB decided to explore the topic of women working in the construction industry. We spoke with four successful members of the NAHB Professional Women in Building Council (PWB) to find out how they got…

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March 17, 2021 |

Floors & More Announces New Vice President

Floors & More is pleased to announce that Vinnie Virga Jr. has been promoted to the role of vice president for the company. In this role, he will oversee day-to-day operations at the corporate offices in Auburn, Mass., including leading…

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March 12, 2021 |

IFDA NY Announces 2021 Board

The New York Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA NY), which provides a professional forum for communication and interaction among its high-profile members, announced its new 2021 board, with designer David Santiago of Casa Santi Interior Design…

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March 5, 2021 |

Fortune Brands Global Plumbing Group Adds Two SVPs to Team

Fortune Brands Global Plumbing Group (GPG), a division of Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc., is pleased to announce the addition of Nicole Decker and Coty Franklin to its leadership team. In her new role as senior vice president, global growth and development, Decker will have responsibility for…

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February 17, 2021 |

Showplace Cabinetry Promotes Three to Supervisor Positions

Showplace Cabinetry Director of Manufacturing Jeremy Seykora has announced three experienced Showplace group leaders have been promoted to supervisor positions. Joel Gutierrez is the new  Sub-Assembly and Assembly Production supervisor in the ShowplaceEVO manufacturing plant. He began his Showplace career in…

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February 16, 2021 |

Designer Ellen Cheever Died Unexpectedly

A designer, author, educator and mentor, Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID, CAPS, CLIPP, was an influential figure in the 1980s in her role as director of educational services for the NKBA, as a Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD) and principal of Ellen Cheever…

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February 12, 2021 |

Randy Warner Named VP of Sales for LG Electronics USA B2B

Industry veteran Randy Warner has joined LG Electronics USA‘s home appliance business-to-business division as vice president of sales. Warner will lead the sales teams for the fast-growing LG Builder division and for Signature Kitchen Suite, LG’s trailblazing kitchen appliance brand…

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February 4, 2021 |

Monogram Announces Creative Director

Monogram announced that Richard T. Anuszkiewicz, a recognized kitchen and bath design authority, will serve as Monogram creative director. In this role, he will provide strategic design counsel on brand initiatives, including product launches, tradeshows, creative campaigns and marketing assets. He will…

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February 3, 2021 |

IFDA’s Educational Foundation Announces New Board

The Educational Foundation of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) announces its 2021 Board of Trustees, selected to oversee and administer more than $30,000 in annual design-related scholarships and grants. Karen Dzendolet of the New England Chapter Named Chair…

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February 2, 2021 |

Mockett Announces New President

Tyra Cunningham has been named president of Doug Mockett & Company, a worldwide supplier of furniture components. The news was announced in January by Doug Mockett, founder of the eponymous firm. “Following our 40th anniversary last year, I am thrilled to start our fifth decade…

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January 29, 2021 |

Hyundai L&C USA Announces New CEO

Hyundai L&C USA, LLC, the Atlanta-based surfacing company and a division of Seoul-based interior finishes products company, Hyundai L&C (Living & Culture), announces that Brian Park has been promoted to CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2021. In addition to all sales,…

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January 5, 2021 |

TPL Lighting Announces New Company President

TPL Lighting, a full-service supplier of architectural lighting and controls for the Greater Toronto Area, is excited to announce the appointment of Dayna Bradley as president of TPL, effective immediately. Bradley joins the company from Brigholme Interiors Group, where she served as…

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December 17, 2020 |

FEI Group Announces Organizational Changes

Following the recent and unexpected passing of Dave Gheesling, the company’s founder, the FEI Group Board of Directors met to solidify management changes within the organization. Gheesling, who held the title of president and CEO, did a tremendous job building a…

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December 3, 2020 |

NKBA Announces 2021 Board of Directors

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the authority on all things residential kitchen and bath, has set its Board of Directors for 2021, which will be led by newly elected Chair, Michael Mahan. Mahan is vice president of Schneider Electric….

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November 25, 2020 |

Waterstone Faucets Expands Western U.S. Sales Team

Waterstone Faucets has announced two new hires to the company’s sales teams in the Western market: Christopher Patti, Western regional sales manager and Rachel Damron, Northern California territory manager. The announcement follows Waterstone’s investment in the U.S. Western region as the new…

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November 13, 2020 |

Introducing ‘The Interior Design Blueprint’ Course

Introducing “The Interior Design Blueprint,” a power-packed mastermind course launched by Liz Walton, CMKBD, owner of Philadelphia residential design firm Liz Walton Home and a Pennsylvania-based kitchen, bath and interior design veteran. The course is accredited by the NKBA and qualifies for 4 Continuing…

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November 5, 2020 |

Liebherr Hires New Head of Customer Service

Liebherr continues its North American growth strategy by naming Robert “Rob” Marriott as customer service manager. For more than 15 years, Marriott has made a name for himself in the appliance industry, having managed thousands of Independent service contractors and trained thousands…

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October 30, 2020 |

The NKBA Names its Thirty Under 30 Class of 2021

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has revealed inductees into its Thirty Under 30 Class of 2021. The program, now in its ninth year, recognizes talented kitchen and bath professionals under the age of 30. Each year’s class comprises…

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October 29, 2020 |

Sonneman Appoints New VP of Marketing & E-Commerce

Sonneman —A Way of Light, a pioneer in sophisticated, contemporary lighting designed by company founder Robert Sonneman, is excited to name Sam Broder-Fingert the vice president of marketing and e-commerce for the brand. In his new role, Broder-Fingert will apply…

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October 28, 2020 |

BANDD DESIGN Adds Two Top Designers to Its Team 

BANDD DESIGN brings on two top interior designers and project managers to its Texas-based team. S. Rohde Hill and Meghan Kardow make seven for the interior design firm known for its effortless, approachable, and purposeful design. Spearheaded by Sara Barney…

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October 12, 2020 | ,

Beko US Names Zach Elkin New President

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., Oct. 8, 2020/PRNewswire/ – Beko US Inc, a subsidiary of global consumer durables company Arçelik, named Zach F. Elkin as president, effective Oct. 1. Elkin is directing the continued expansion of the company’s home appliance brands in North America. Hasan Ali Yardimci, who led…

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October 8, 2020 |

Rev-A-Shelf Welcomes New West Coast Sales Representative

Rev-A-Shelf LLC is pleased to welcome Steve Orr as the newly appointed West Coast sales representative. He will cover Southern California for Rev-A-Shelf. Orr has more than 13 years of sales experience with Bell Marketing in Southern California as a Rev-A-Shelf & Tresco Lighting…

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October 2, 2020 |

Executive Leadership Changes at NCCER

NCCER announced that its Board of Trustees named current president, Boyd Worsham, as president and CEO, effective Sept. 3, 2020. NCCER has been implementing a formal succession plan over the last two years to fill the leadership position Don Whyte…

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September 28, 2020 |

Showplace Cabinetry CEO and Co-Founder to Retire

Following a 42-year career in the kitchen and bath industry, Showplace Cabinetry announces that founding partner and current CEO Paul Sova is retiring at the end of December 2020. Along with a small group of friends and business partners, Paul…

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September 25, 2020 |

Professional Plumbing Group Appoints New CEO

Professional Plumbing Group‘s (PPG) Board of Directors and Dunes Point Capital (DPC) name Robert Logemann as chairman & CEO of PPG. Logemann joined PPG, a provider of high-quality plumbing products and expert solutions owned by DPC, earlier this year as…

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September 23, 2020 |

Kichler Lighting Welcomes Additions to Executive Leadership Team

Kichler Lighting LLC,  a leader in innovative lighting and ceiling fans, is pleased to welcome two additions to its executive leadership team. Effective immediately, the appointments include Dave Bagnall as vice president of human resources and Mark Macioce as vice president of information technology. As…

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September 22, 2020 |

SCHOCK North America Appoints Marc Nover CEO

SCHOCK North America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Regen, Germany-based SCHOCK GmbH, the world market leader and inventor of quartz/granite composite kitchen sinks, has named Marc Nover as CEO. In this role, Nover will be responsible for leading all aspects…

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