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SHOW DIRECTOR’S NOTE No One Has Stopped Believin’ 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. One thing I’ve learned over the years is that success in business is often based on emotion, faith, a certain feeling. Well, I can tell you that KBIS 2013 in the city of New Orleans was all about believing. Our exhibitors believed it was time to launch new products, build a new booth, host a party and express confidence in the future. With the housing economy perking up, it is time to act. In addition to great new products, many exhibitors made good use of events and CEU sessions to draw attendees to their booth. Our attendees believed and signed up in record numbers for exceptional conference and keynote presentations. People on the floor took their time to learn, explore and establish connections that will lead to new business opportunities. Those new to KBIS were wide eyed and excited. Speaking of new to KBIS, I hope you were able to see the presentations at KBIS Design Studios by QueX (Page 20). It was wonderful to have eight top designers share their ideas using the latest in touchscreen technology. Special thanks to Veronika Miller of Modenus and to our design pros: Carmen Christensen, Cheryl Kees Clendenon, Andie Day, Lori Gilder, Meredith Heron, Corey Klassen, Susan Serra and Tyler Wisler. Follow them all on Twitter for great KBIS posts and continuing insights. We now look forward to the first-ever Design and Construction Week scheduled for February 4-6 in Las Vegas. Here, KBIS and the International Builder’s Show are expected to draw the largestcombined audience of any event in our industry. We are pleased to report that an overwhelming majority of our 2013 exhibitors have already signed up for 2014. These plus new exhibitors have demonstrated their faith in the future with more than 80 percent of KBIS 2014 already sold. Until February in Las Vegas, we invite you to stay active on KBIS365, where we host the most innovative thinking in the kitchen and bath industry. Also stay connected with us @KBIS2014 on Twitter, KBIS on Facebook and even @KBISJim. It’s fun to see the emotion and excitement back in the industry. I can tell you agree. n Jim Scott Managing Director, KBIS jim.scott@nielsen.com Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) 2014 February 4-6,2014 Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA 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 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 OPERATIONS MANAGER Lane Vento, CMP (770) 291-5538 lane.vento@nielsen.com NKBA President John K. Morgan President-Elect John A. Petrie, CMKBD Vice President Carolyn Cheetham, CMKBD Treasurer Debra Robinson, CMKBD Secretary Denise Dick, CMKBD Immediate Past President Alan Sielinski, CMKBD Chief Executive Officer Bill Darcy Senior Director of Finance Stephen Graziano General Counsel and Director of Legislative Affairs Edward S. Nagorsky Director of Business Development and Member Relations: Suzie Williford Director of Learning Nancy Barnes 8 + K BB May/June 2013 / www.kbbonline.com / The Official Sponsor of KBIS www.kbis.com http://www.kbis.com http://www.kbbonline.com http://www.kbis.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of KBB - May/June 2013

KBB - May/June 2013
Editorial
Show Director’s Note
Online Contents
Opinion
KBIS SPECIAL SECTION
Web Savvy
Trends
Products
Abroad
Design
Form and Function
A “Wow” Design
Favorites
Ad Index

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