Hahn, Hart Inducted Into 'Hall of Fame'
Chicago Norman Hahn and B. Leslie Hart have become the two latest members of the National Kitchen & Bath Association's "Hall of Fame," the NKBA announced.
Hahn and Hart were both inducted into the Hall of Fame during ceremonies at last month's K/BIS here. The pair was cited for "major contributions to the kitchen and bath industry during their careers changing and advancing the industry as a whole."
Hahn founded the East Earl, PA-based Conestoga Wood Specialities Corp. in 1964. His company allowed cabinet manufacturers to outsource the most complex cabinet components cabinet drawers and drawer fronts to allow those companies to maximize their productivity.
Hahn also spearheaded efficiencies and cost-savings by utilizing extensive product developments and design capabilities.
Hart, the former editor and publisher of Kitchen & Bath Business (KBB), "recognized [through her editorials] the growth of the bath segment of the business and its importance to kitchen dealers," the NKBA noted. "She then expanded coverage of KBB and encouraged kitchen dealers and industry professionals to diversify themselves, embracing the bath segment," the NKBA said.