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American Ninja Warrior competitor and host Alex Weber
American Ninja Warrior competitor and host Alex Weber

Ninja Warrior Competitor to Keynote Educational Conference

American Ninja Warrior competitor and host Alex Weber will deliver the opening keynote address on March 1 at the International Casual Furnishings Association 2023 Educational Conference in Nashville…
Jill Zarin
Jill Zarin is expanding her rug collection with Unique Loom.

Unique Loom Expands Jill Zarin Rug Collection

Unique Loom’s has announced an exciting event to “Spill the Tea with Jill Zarin” to launch her new Dorset Collection, during Las Vegas Market (Jan 29- Feb 02, 2022). Adeleh Nassri, Business…
Erik Mueller
Erik Mueller has been named Chair of the ICFA.

Erik Mueller Named Chair of International Casual Furnishings Association

“As a dedicated ambassador for our wonderful industry, my objectives are to increase awareness, drive interest and heighten the value of membership,” said Erik Mueller. As President and CEO of Watson…
David Koehler
David Koehler is the new President of AICO

AICO Announces New President

AICO / Amini Innovation, Corp. has announced that David Koehler has been promoted to President, succeeding Martin Ploy, who recently retired. Koehler has 28 years of experience in the home…
Jan Heck, NKBA Chair
Jan Heck has been named 2023 Board Chair for the NKBA.

NKBA Announces Elects New Board Executives

The National Kitchen & Bath Association has announced that Jan Heck, President and CEO of Miele USA, has been elected  Chair of the association’s 2023 Board of Directors, effective January 1. He…
Neil MacKenzie, Universal Furniture
Neil MacKenzie is now the Senior VP of Marketing at Universal Furniture

Universal Announces Senior Leadership Changes

Following the appointment of Sean O’Connor as President of Universal Furniture, the company has named Neil MacKenzie and Shannon Lookabill to its senior leadership team. The appointments will take…
Gat Caperton, AHFA
Gat Caperton has been honored with AHFA's Distinguished Service Award.

AHFA Honors Gat Caperton

The American Home Furnishings Alliance has awarded its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to manufacturer and environmentalist William Gaston “Gat” Caperton IV. The honor was presented…
Designhounds, KBIS
Designhounds returns to KBIS in 2023.

Designhounds Returns to KBIS in 2023

The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), owned by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), has announced its continued partnership with Modenus Media’s Designhounds Influencer Network. The…
John Conrad, David Blair
John Conrad passes the ISFD torch to David Blair on his retirement at the end of 2022.

David Blair Named Executive Director of the International Society of Furniture Designers

Having served the International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) for more than 13 years, first as a board member, vice president, president and finally as its executive director, John Conrad is…
Patrick Chapin, American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation
Patrick Chapin has been named CEO of the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation.

American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation Names New CEO

The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation has named Patrick Chapin as Chief Executive Officer. In his new role, Chapin will lead the opening of the industry’s new home as a place to…
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