HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — The National Kitchen & Bath Assn. (NKBA) named Bill Darcy as its new CEO.

Darcy, who was promoted to executive vice president last spring after then-CEO Don Sciolaro stepped down, had been leading the association while it searched for a new CEO. Immediate Past President David Alderman, said in a statement last April, “Bill’s appointment to executive vice president allows NKBA leadership the flexibility to review the criteria for the CEO position and to consider all qualified candidates.”

Darcy met that criteria in a number of ways including launching initiatives such as NKBA's kitchen and bath directory and career center and increasing NKBA membership from 40,000 to more than 50,000.

“Since being promoted to executive vice president last spring, Bill has demonstrated that hard work, forward thinking and the willingness to take challenging issues head on leads to success,” said NKBA President Alan W. Zielinski in a statement. “The NKBA Executive Committee and Board of Directors are confident that Bill will seek out new opportunities to build a stronger association, one that will remain at the forefront of revitalization and growth in the kitchen and bath industry.”

Darcy also developed relationships with a numerous industry associations, including the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Assn. (KCMA); Association of Closet and Storage Professionals (ACSP); and the National Assn. of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).

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