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The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), a leading trade association for the kitchen and bath industry and owner of the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), today announced its 2023 Board of Directors. Jan Heck, president and CEO of Miele USA, was elected NKBA board chair, succeeding Basil E. Larkin, senior vice president of sales at Hestan Commercial Corp.
"As NKBA helps to drive the kitchen and bath industry forward in North America as well as establish a global presence, we're very pleased to welcome Jan Heck as our new board chair," said Bill Darcy, NKBA CEO. "Jan and several of our current board members have first-hand experience in the international market, which is invaluable to the NKBA as we continue to grow around the world. We are grateful to our board for their commitment to this industry and their invaluable insights."
NKBA Board Officers
In addition to Heck, Kristen Elder, vice president of residential builder and showrooms, Ferguson Enterprises, has been elected vice chair, and Ken Williams, president and CEO of Caesarstone North America, was named board secretary/treasurer.
Newly elected 2023 board members include Eduardo Cosentino, executive vice president of Cosentino Group, and CEO of Cosentino America; and Kerrie Kelly, CEO and creative director of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab. Both are slated to serve four-year terms.
"Having served on NKBA's board for the past few years, I am truly honored to take on the Chair role," Heck said. "The NKBA has accomplished many great achievements and I hope to encourage many more. As the chair, I will do my best to ensure that the board, as a whole, plays a full and constructive part in the development and determination of the National Kitchen & Bath's strategy and overall objectives."
Basil Larkin, senior vice president of sales at Hestan Commercial Corp., and Jan Neiges, CMKBD, principal of Jan Neiges CKD LLC, have both completed their four-year terms and will depart the board at the close of 2022.
Click here for a complete list of the 2023 NKBA board members, whose tenure begins on Jan. 1, 2023.