Spangler Named CEO of NKBA

Spangler Named CEO of NKBA

Hackettstown, NJ The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has appointed Larry Spangler as Chief Executive Officer, filling a position that was left vacant by the resignation four months ago of Cecelia Balazs.

The NKBA's board of directors made Spangler's appointment official last month; he had been serving as acting CEO of the Hackettstown, NJ-based trade association since the departure of Balazs last fall.

Spangler has served NKBA for more than four years as director of marketing, as well as acting CEO. He has been responsible for directing brand positioning, all marketing efforts, and the association's involvement with the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show (K/BIS) & Conference.

Prior to his work with the NKBA, he was a marketing professional for more than 25 years within the home furnishings industry first with Armstrong Floors & Ceilings in Pennsyl-vania, then with Thomasville Furniture in North Carolina.

"I am honored to lead this first-class professional association and look forward to working with our strong volunteer leadership and exceptional staff team," Spangler said. "Working together, we'll take our programs to the next level in support of this vibrant kitchen and bath industry."

He added that he will be reviewing the existing staff structure at NKBA headquarters to determine if, and how, his former position as director of marketing would be handled.