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KBIS SPECIAL SECTION

The KBIS Exhibitor Advisory
Council - at Your Service
The KBIS Exhibitor Advisory Council was added to the NKBA's National Governance in 2010.
KBIS, owned by the NKBA, plays a vital role in the growth of the industry and serves as the "one
place" professionals in the kitchen and bath space come to find product, build relationships, find
new manufacturers, learn and network.
The exhibitors, who make a large commitment and invest their time and resources, are a great
source of information and leadership in guiding the NKBA in constantly improving the show and
ensuring our exhibitors are well represented. It was a perfectly timed addition to the leadership,
as the council was involved and supportive of collocating with the NAHB's International Builders'
Show to create Design & Construction Week®.
The following is an introduction to the KBIS Exhibitor Advisory Council.

Christopher Mordi
Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet,
Chicago
"KBIS is a vital part of
Kalamazoo's overall marketing activities.
The show effectively allows us to launch new
products; reach key audiences of appliance
dealers, design professionals, influencers
and media; and visit with friends."
Christopher Mordi has served as vice
president of communications for Kalamazoo
Outdoor Gourmet for six years. He is an
outdoor kitchen evangelist, sharing the story
of outdoor kitchens and cooking with media,
professional design and trade associations.
Number of Years Exhibiting at KBIS: 10

Daniel Tripp, Chair
Häfele America Co.,
Archdale, N.C.
"[KBIS] is our most important
show for the kitchen industry each year. It is a
great place to spend time with our customers
and to show our latest innovations."
Daniel Tripp is a product manager for
Häfele America Co. and is responsible for
developing and marketing products for the
kitchen industry. He is an expert on LED lighting,
kitchen accessories and lift fittings and works
closely with sales and marketing to promote
these products in the U.S. market.
Number of Years Exhibiting at KBIS: 16

Emilee Chappell,
Board Representative
TOTO, Morrow, Ga.

Stephanie Simons, Secretary
Kohler Company,
Kohler, Wis.
"[KBIS] has been and continues
to be an important trade show for Kohler Co. in
North America. The combination of audience,
training and seminars and exhibitors that
span across the entire spectrum of the kitchen
and bath space provides us with an excellent
platform to present our portfolio of products to
the design community."
Stephanie Simons has been with Kohler
Co. for more than 12 years, holding a
variety of positions within the company's
marketing and supply-chain functions. In
her current role as senior manager - faucets
wholesale channel marketing, she oversees
all wholesale marketing activities for Kohler
Faucets in North America.
Number of Years Exhibiting at KBIS: 32

"KBIS is an important event for
TOTO and for our industry because it provides
a platform for introducing new products
and serves as a communication tool to our
professional customer base. Reaching the
kitchen and bath design community, as
well as other industry professionals, is key to
meeting our business goals, and KBIS is an
important part of that success."
Emilee Chappell is the director of marketing
for TOTO. She is responsible for the brand
for TOTO America's, overseeing marketing
communications and public relations activities.
Chappell also oversees the trade show program
and is responsible for design, development and
execution of KBIS.

"For Blum, exhibiting at KBIS is
part of our business plan and is one of our
most important shows to exhibit in."
Karl Rudisser, president and CEO of Blum,
Inc., was born and raised in Austria. In 1978,
he moved to Charlotte, N.C., to start Blum,
Inc., here in the U.S. Rudisser has more than 35
years of experience in the U.S. market selling
hardware to the kitchen cabinet industry. In
2000, he became a U.S. citizen and continues
to be a great promoter of the Charlotte area.

Number of Years Exhibiting at KBIS: 22

Number of Years Exhibiting at KBIS: 33

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Karl Rudisser
Blum, Inc.,
Stanley, N.C.

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David Noe
Rev-A-Self, LLC,
Louisville, KY
"[KBIS] has always been our
target for introducing new products and new
ideas each year. For over 20 years, the show
has delivered the key persons in the design
community and OEM manufacturers that
have helped us shape our business direction,
expose our innovations and build our brand
to our most targeted customer segment."
Celebrating his 28th year with Rev-A-Shelf,
LLC, David Noe has served as a product
manager, distribution sales manager and
vice president of sales and marketing. In
2000, he assumed the position of general
manager and runs Rev-A-Shelf as a division
of the parent company, Jones Plastic &
Engineering LLC.
Number of Years Exhibiting at KBIS: 21

Kathy Calhoun
Wilsonart Americas,
Temple, Texas
Kathy Calhoun is a 34-year,
second-generation employee at Wilsonart
and holds the position of marketing services
manager, with emphasis on merchandising
and advertising. She holds a bachelor of
business administration degree with majors
in marketing and management.
Number of Years Exhibiting at KBIS: 25


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KBB - September 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of KBB - September 2015

KBB - September/October 2015
Contents
Online Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
People & Places
Better Business
Before & After
Sustainable Design
2015 Design Award Winners
Cover Story
Kitchen of the Year
Bathroom of the Year
Showroom of the Year
Woodsy elements emphasize versatile 2nd Place Kitchen
Functional layout paves way for the 2nd Place Bathroom
Dual islands stand out in the Honorable Mention Kitchen
Timeless marble highlights the Honorable Mention Bathroom
KBIS Countdown to Design & Construction Week®
Trends
Products
Learning Corner
KBB - September 2015 - KBB - September/October 2015
KBB - September 2015 - Cover2
KBB - September 2015 - 1
KBB - September 2015 - Contents
KBB - September 2015 - 3
KBB - September 2015 - Online Contents
KBB - September 2015 - 5
KBB - September 2015 - Editor’s Note
KBB - September 2015 - 7
KBB - September 2015 - Show Director’s Note
KBB - September 2015 - 9
KBB - September 2015 - People & Places
KBB - September 2015 - 11
KBB - September 2015 - Better Business
KBB - September 2015 - 13
KBB - September 2015 - Before & After
KBB - September 2015 - 15
KBB - September 2015 - 16
KBB - September 2015 - 17
KBB - September 2015 - Sustainable Design
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KBB - September 2015 - 20
KBB - September 2015 - Cover Story
KBB - September 2015 - Kitchen of the Year
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KBB - September 2015 - Bathroom of the Year
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KBB - September 2015 - Showroom of the Year
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KBB - September 2015 - Woodsy elements emphasize versatile 2nd Place Kitchen
KBB - September 2015 - 35
KBB - September 2015 - Functional layout paves way for the 2nd Place Bathroom
KBB - September 2015 - 37
KBB - September 2015 - Dual islands stand out in the Honorable Mention Kitchen
KBB - September 2015 - Timeless marble highlights the Honorable Mention Bathroom
KBB - September 2015 - 40
KBB - September 2015 - KBIS Countdown to Design & Construction Week®
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KBB - September 2015 - Trends
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KBB - September 2015 - Products
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KBB - September 2015 - Learning Corner
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