Designer’s Council Named by KraftMaid

Middlefield, OH — KraftMaid Cabinetry has appointed the company’s first “Designer Advisory Council,” a forum for kitchen and bath industry designers “to collaborate and contribute forward-thinking design ideas and feedback.”

Input provided by the group will help steer the future direction of the products, programs and plans for the Middlefield, OH-based KraftMaid, according to the company.

“We expect to draw heavily on the unique insights provided by this extraordinary group of highly qualified kitchen and bath design professionals as we work hand-in-hand with our dealer channel to propel the KraftMaid brand into the future,” said Mark Leggett, v.p./dealer sales for KraftMaid Cabinetry and The Masco Retail Cabinet Group.

According to KraftMaid, two council groups, each with several members serving staggered terms, will represent the eastern and western regions of the U.S. Each will meet together twice annually and throughout the year via one-on-one meetings, phone conferences and surveys. Membership, by invitation only, is based on a variety of criteria, including tenure and range of design experience with KraftMaid products, the company said.

Founding members of the DAC are Angie Byrd, Walker’s Supply Alcoa, Alcoa, TN; Don Newson, Cabinetry Unlimited, Selbyville, DE; Beth Rush, Distinctive Kitchens & Baths, Columbia, SC; Dale Smith, Sterling Kitchens, Malvern, PA; Carrie Ann Stabenow, Rosewood Kitchen & Bath, Loves Park, IL; Jenny Stewart, A&C Wholesale, Chester, PA, and Gerard Torchio, Markraft Cabinets, Wilmington, NC.

Additional members include Tyler Turchi, Kitchen and Bath Ideas II, North Little Rock, AR; Sandi Broyles, Cabinet Design Source, Kimberling City, MO; Val Chapman, Moehl Millwork, Ankeny, IA; Norm Coggin, Coggin Brothers, Parker, CO; Matt Hendrickson, Son Cabinetry and Design, Bermuda Dunes, CA; Jennifer Huigens, McCray Millwork, Kansas City, KS; Randy Ludwig, The Kitchen Post, San Dimas, CA; and Lisa Wise, American Vision Kitchens, Simi Valley, CA.

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