KBB - December 2011 - (Page 15)

Show Director’s Note Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) 2012 April 24-26, 2012 McCormick Place, Chicago, IL www.kbis.com CONTACT US 1145 Sanctuary Parkway, Suite 355 Alpharetta, GA 30009 Ph: (770) 569-1540, (800) 241-9034 Fax: (770) 569-5105 Nielsen Exceeding Expectations The first really long motorcycle trip I took was 1,800 miles around the Great Lakes on a Harley Davidson Sportster with my teenage son on the back. I had been riding on and off for years. It was August. I knew what to expect, right? By the time I returned to Chicago, I was enlightened. Even in August, it’s cold at 60 miles per hour. On a long trip, it is going to rain and you are going to get really wet. Flat tires are a real problem when you don’t carry a spare. And motels with a laundry and a pizza parlor can be the highlight of your day. So, what does this have to do with KBIS? As an industry professional, you know what to expect at KBIS, right? My job is to exceed that expectation and leave you enlightened, just as I was after that trip around the lakes. We have started the journey to energize the KBIS experience and brand. We are pleased that Kohler has made a multi-year commitment to KBIS through 2013. We are also delighted that Sub-Zero, Poggenpohl, Aga/ Marvel, Capital Cooking, ALMO and Liebherr are joining fellow industry leaders for the 2012 show in Chicago. At KBIS 2012, you will see better use of technology, more focus on energy and emotion, and a commitment to improve the value of your overall experience and investment. And we hope to help you see and touch the future of the kitchen and bath industry. My friends know that nothing ever moves fast enough for me. I do, however, recognize that positive change takes time, and our plan to fully develop the KBIS brand will be a multi-year effort. In the next 24 months, you will see KBIS expand beyond a three-day experience to include regional promotional events, ongoing easy access to everything kitchen and bath, charitable opportunities, KBIS social community development and an increased emphasis on a KBIS digital experience. Our commitment is to exceed your expectations and leave you enlightened. That journey starts in Chicago in April 2012 and continues with the 50th anniversary of the NKBA in New Orleans at KBIS 2013. See you there. MANAGING DIRECTOR, KITCHEN AND BATH SHOW Jim Scott (630) 240-9326 jim.scott@nielsen.com SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT Joe Randall joe.randall@nielsen.com VP KITCHEN AND BATH GROUP Brian Pagel (770) 291-5438 brian.pagel@nielsen.com SALES MANAGER April Hayslip (770) 291-5434 april.hayslip@nielsen.com ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Maria Hill (770) 291-5419 maria.hill@nielsen.com ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Diana Gallagher (770) 291-5436 diana.gallagher@nielsen.com MARKETING MANAGER Rebecca Corbett (770) 291-5459 rebecca.corbett@nielsen.com SENIOR OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Bruce Wilson (770) 291-5425 bruce.wilson@nielsen.com NKBA PRESIDENT David Alderman, CMKBD PRESIDENT-ELECT Alan Zielinski, CKD VICE PRESIDENT John Morgan SECRETARY Carolyn Cheetham, CMKBD TREASURER John A. Petrie, CMKBD IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Mark L. Karas, CMKBD DIRECTOR OF MEMBER SERVICES Claudette Hoffmann Jim Scott has more than 35 years of diverse experience as a senior executive and leader, retiring as president of the Plumbing Products Division at Elkay. With a focus on positive change and growth, Scott has helped develop organizations in North and South America, as well as in Asia. Always active, Scott and his wife Ann enjoy a large family with eight energetic grandchildren. He is an avid golfer, skier, chef, reader and photographer. With a lifelong interest in motorcycles, Scott has traveled from Chicago throughout the U.S. and Canada. Jim Scott Managing Director, KBIS jim.scott@nielsen.com MANAGER OF CORPORATE SALES Donna M. Baldino MANAGER OF PD AND CERT. Nancy Barnes GENERAL COUNSEL & DIRECTOR OF LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS Edward Nagorsky http://www.kbis.com http://www.kbis.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of KBB - December 2011

KBB - December 2011
Contents
Online Contents/News
Editorial
Show Director’s Note
Road to KBIS
Web Savvy
Consumer
2011 K+BB Product Innovator Awards
Trends
Products
Design
Breathing Room: A Kitchen Moves Past “Green 1.0”
Linear Nature
Practice
Ad Index
Favorites

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