Mark Kovich, a VP at cabinetry manufacturer American Woodmark, will become board chair of the National Kitchen & Bath Association, effective January 1, 2016. Kovich is VP sales and marketing at the kitchen cabinet firm's fast-growing Waypoint Living Spaces. In his career, Kovich has spent 24 years working for manufacturers of products for the kitchen and bath industry.

The NKBA 2016 board also includes:

  • Neil Bailey, President – CEO, Poggenpohl North America, a unit of the Germany-based cabinetry manufacturer
  • Emilee Chappell, Director of Marketing, TOTO USA Inc., unit of Japan-based plumbing fixtures
  • Denise Dick, CMKBD, Owner, Signature Kitchens by Design
  • Timothy Ebner, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Perlick Corp., undercounter refrigerators
  • Stephen Joseph, retired president of Dacor appliances
  • Lorenzo Marquez, Vice President of Marketing, Cosentino
  • Maria Stapperfenne, CMKBD, Manager, Tewksbury Kitchens & Baths, a division of Huston Lumber & Supply Co
  • Chris Terrill, CEO, HomeAdvisor, home remodeling services locator

A new governance structure puts Kovich at the head of a nine person board of directors that will work with NKBA's CEO Bill Darbeing. NKBA, with 14,000 member companies, stages the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, slated for January 19-21, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and is part of Design & Construction Week. Held in partnership with the International Builders' Show operated by the National Association of Home Builders, other co-located events include the International Surface Event – SURFACES and The Tile Expo and The International Window Coverings Expo: VISION (IWCE).

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