‘Global Connect’ Advisory Panel Named by NKBA
HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — The National Kitchen & Bath Association has announced its 2020/2021 panel of “NKBA Global Connect Advisors,” 12 experts in the fields of sales, distribution, channel, legal, financial, marketing, brand, product development, design licensing and business management.
The advisors will offer marketplace insights to NKBA Global Connect Subscribers, according to the Hackettstown, NJ-based trade association.
“We are so pleased to have gathered this talented group of industry professionals as part of our NKBA Global Connect Subscriber Program,” said Suzie Williford, executive v.p. of Industry Relations and Chief Strategy Officer at NKBA. “A core component in assisting brands to develop successful business strategies revolves around our ability to share subject matter expertise. Our NKBA Global Connect Advisors are an important part of this mission.”
The roster of inaugural NKBA Global Connect Advisors includes: Chris Abbate, founder, Novita Communications; Christopher Ardrey, founder, Christopher’s Kitchen & Bath; Jason Artus, founding partner, Dovetail Sales; Darrin Conlon, director of Principal Engineers, UL; Joseph Frederic, principal engineer, UL Lighting; Kerrie Kelly, creative director, Kerrie Kelly Design Lab; Lee Mercer, exec. v.p. Industry Relations and Business Development, IAPMO; Kent Panther, v.p. & director of business development for Wray Ward; Beth Dotolo and Carolina Gentry, principal designers, Pulp Designs; Greg Rohl, sales & marketing specialist, The Rohl Model; Don Schultz, business analyst & advisor, Wood Industry, Moran Associates; Chris Simcox, owner, The Mesa Group.
NKBA Global Connect Advisors will be incorporated into various events and speaking engagements produced by the NKBA on behalf of NKBA Global Connect Subscribers, according to the association.