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KBB

SPECIAL

SECTION

KBIS 2020
MEET THE PANELISTS

Mikael Åkerberg, Chairman & CEO, Nobilia
North America, Cabinetry
Manufacturing

Top Execs Headline KBIS 2020

The State of the Association address and State of the Industry
panel discussion are among the KBIS highlights each year
WHAT'S THE LATEST INDUSTRY BUZZ on the skilled labor crisis? Consumer
confidence related to home buying and remodeling? Connected home technology? Sustainability? And what can we expect going forward?
One of the must-attend events at KBIS,the 2020 State of the Industry panel
will tackle these and other compelling topics that are shaping the future of the
kitchen and bath design and remodeling business. It will be held Wednesday,
Jan. 21, immediately following NKBA CEO Bill Darcy's State of the Association address, which starts at 8:45 a.m. in Room N109 of the Las Vegas
Convention Center.
Representing the industry segments of appliances, cabinetry and plumbing,
as well as luxury design industry media, the panel will weigh in on topics ranging from the general state of business,prior-year performance and expectations
for the year ahead; workforce development; the rapid evolution of advanced
technology in the K&B space; the impact of trade regulations and tariffs on
our industry segments; sustainability in the supply chain; wellness integration
in design; and much more.

Katty Pien, Chief Marketing Officer, LIXIL Americas,
Plumbing Manufacturing/
Water Technology

MODERATOR RETURNS

The panel discussion will be led by Melissa Francis,
Fox News/Fox Business anchor, who is returning
for her third year at KBIS. She hosts "Outnumbered" and "After the Bell," where she regularly
interviews NKBA CEO Bill Darcy.
After starting her professional life as a child actor,
appearing in hundreds of commercials, movie and
TV roles, including as Cassandra Cooper Ingalls on "Little House on the
Prairie,"Francis studied economics at Harvard University and became a business journalist. Prior to Fox News, she spent nine years at CNBC, where she
anchored "Power Lunch,""The Call"and "On the Money,"and made regular
contributions to "The Today Show," "NBC Nightly News" and "Weekend
Today." She was also the co-host of "It's the Economy" on MSNBC. As a
reporter, she has interviewed leading CEOs and international political figures
and was the first TV journalist to report live from the floor of the New York
Mercantile Exchange.
She's also an inspirational speaker and author of two books: Diary of a
Stage Mother's Daughter and Lessons from the Prairie: The Surprising Secrets
to Happiness, Success and (Sometimes Just) Survival I Learned on America's
Favorite Show, where she shares her five-step recipe for turning disaster into
golden opportunity.

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With more than 20
years of international
executive experience in
supplying materials and services to the construction and remodeling market, Mikael Åkerberg
was named CEO of Nobilia North America in
December 2017. Åkerberg earned his MBA at
IHM Business School in Sweden and has experience working at several global companies.
Before joining Nobilia in 2009, he held executive
positions at Saint-Gobain S.A. and Jeld-Wen Inc.
Within Nobilia, his main focus has been to build
sales and logistic structures on a larger scale to
fulfill the demands for both retail and wholesale,
as well as supplying the construction industry in
multiple countries.
Nobilia, a leading European kitchen manufacturer, is headquartered in Gutersloh, Germany,
and has supplied more than 700,000 fully accessorized kitchens in more than 90 countries. Nobilia Group now brings its highly efficient capacity
of supplying award-winning design and quality to
North America.

By DIANNE M. POGODA

Katty Pien is chief
marketing officer for
LI X I L A m e r i c a s ,
parent of such iconic
brands as American Standard, DXV and Grohe.
She leads the overall brand marketing, innovation strategies and portfolio management that
drive consumer-centric growth across the company's brands.
Prior to joining LIXIL, Pien had more than 20
years of global marketing experience with bestin-class, multinational consumer packaged goods
companies such as Unilever, Nestlé and Johnson
& Johnson. She has been recognized with various
distinctions, including being named an Ad Age
Top 50 Marketer; winning a Cannes Lion Award
from the Cannes International Festival of Creativity for the "Häagen-Dazs Loves Honeybees"integrated marketing campaign; and earning a Gold
Effie, a Gold Clio and "Cause-Related Campaign
of the Year" from PR Week.
Pien holds an MBA from Stanford University
Graduate School of Business and a bachelor's
degree in operations research and industrial engineering from Cornell University.

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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019
Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Note
NKBA Note
Happenings
Tech Savvy
Trends
30 Under 30
Hot Topic
Better Business
Design for Wellness
KBIS 2020
Small Spaces
Design With
Solutions
Before & After
What’s Hot
Custom elements create a dream-worthy house for a busy family
Prototype home celebrates biophilic & low-carbon design
Favorites
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - Intro
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - Cover2
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - Contents
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - 3
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - 4
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - 5
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - Editor’s Note
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - 7
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - Show Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - NKBA Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - Happenings
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - Tech Savvy
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - Trends
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - Better Business
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - 41
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - Design for Wellness
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - KBIS 2020
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - Small Spaces
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - 57
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - Design With
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - 59
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - Solutions
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - 61
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - Before & After
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - 63
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - 64
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - 65
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - What’s Hot
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - 67
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - 68
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - 69
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - Custom elements create a dream-worthy house for a busy family
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - 72
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - 73
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - Prototype home celebrates biophilic & low-carbon design
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