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PEOPLE & PLACES
including overseeing, developing and managing strategic brand marketing, advertising, social media and public relations. Haugh most
recently served as the senior brand manager for Spectrum Brands (previously Stanley Black & Decker). ROHL also recently welcomed Balfrey
& Johnston, Inc., as its newest manufacturer representatives. This new
partnership enables ROHL to expand its dealer base in Michigan and
offer additional support and opportunities for dealers in this region to
grow their business.
Dacor recently won a 2015 United Servicers Association Partnership
Award for its commitment to a high-quality, after-purchase service experience by providing exceptional service training and technical support.
The company received this award for its participation in the association's
Institute of Service Training events and for its ongoing contributions and
has received this award each consecutive year since 2013.
Wood-Mode recently celebrated the opening of its Wood-Mode Lifestyle Design Center in Chicago's Merchandise Mart in LuxeHome on
the ﬁrst ﬂoor in Suite 119. The center is available to all Wood-Mode dealers and welcomes homeowners, designers, architects, builders and
trade professionals. Visitors will ﬁnd a showcase for the latest product
releases and lifestyle design themes for the kitchen, bath and beyond
and an entry display featuring Oceanside and Embassy Row, two of the
company's recent design themes.
Panasonic's WhisperGreen Select Ventilation
Fans were awarded the ENERGY STAR 2015
Most Efﬁcient Designation. Every year ENERGY
STAR awards products across 12 categories
with the Most Efﬁcient designation for their
commitment to delivering cutting-edge energy efﬁciency and technological innovations.
WhisperGreen Select's ultra-quiet DC motor with intelligent SmartFlow
technology helps ensure the fans meet designed airﬂow requirements
Conestoga Wood Specialties has announced the brand transition of
subsidiary, Sunriver Industries, which will be incorporated into the Conestoga brand over a period of 12-18 months. The Sunriver manufacturing
facility will not see any physical changes aside from branding, signage,
etc., and manufacturing will remain on the West Coast at the current Sunriver facility in Kent, Wash.
Newport Brass has been honored as a member of the Made in California
program awarded by California Manufacturing Technology Consulting
(CMTC). CMTC promotes the importance of California companies' manufacturing processes by working closely with state and federal legislators. It
has high standards for the companies that are admitted to the program
for innovation and customer satisfaction.
Lakisha Woods has been named the National
Association of Home Builders (NAHB) chief
marketing ofﬁcer. This position will oversee all
revenue-generating programs unrelated to
NAHB's International Builders' Show exhibit
space sales, and activities will include sponsorship sales and partnerships with major national
companies. The position also will identify new
business opportunities and handle NAHB branding and public image initiatives. Woods assumes this position after 10
years as vice president of NAHB's publishing and afﬁnity programs.
ATI Decorative Laminates has launched its ﬁrst
on-site educational program, ATI University. The
1.5-day course is designed for ATI distributors
across the country, and each session brings in
two to eight participants for education on ATI's
products and their journey from the front door to
the shipping dock. Additional educational initiatives for 2015 include webinars, training videos
and continuing education courses.
ROHL has appointed Tracy Haugh as
the new director of
marketing, reporting to Skip Johnson, senior VP of marketing
and channel services. She will be responsible
for driving the communications strategies and
key marketing initiatives for the company,
K+BB magazine is pleased to announce that
Christopher DeSantis has joined our team as
online editor. He will be responsible for writing,
curating and updating content for all aspects
of the site and will also serve as the online
editor for our sister publications, Contract and
Hospitality Design magazines. A graduate of
the University of Georgia (where he majored
in journalism and Spanish), he has worked on
the editorial teams of Athens BLVD and the Atlantan.
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