CHARLOTTE, NC (DECEMBER 19, 2022) — Caesarstone is pleased to announce that the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has named Ken Williams as its 2023 Board Secretary / Treasurer. Williams joined the organization, the leading trade association for the kitchen and bath industry and owner of the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), at the beginning of 2022 for a four-year term.
In announcing the 2023 Board line-up, Bill Darcy, NKBA CEO said “…As NKBA helps to drive the kitchen and bath industry forward in North America as well as establish a global presence, we’re very pleased several of our current board members have first-hand experience in the international
market, which is invaluable to the NKBA as we continue to grow around the world. We are grateful to
our board for their commitment to this industry and their invaluable insights.”
In other 2023 Board of Director’s officer announcements from NKBA: Jan Heck, President and CEO of Miele USA, was elected NKBA Board Chair, and Kristen Elder, Vice President of Residential Builder & Showrooms, Ferguson Enterprises, has been elected Vice Chair.
“It is the honor of a lifetime to be a part of the NKBA Board,” said Williams. “The work it does to further our industry and educate the next generation of talent is invaluable. I look forward to the coming year as we celebrate the organization’s 60th anniversary and help ensure the future continues to be bright and successful.”
Williams joined Caesarstone in 2016 as president of Caesarstone Canada, before being promoted in 2019 to the president of Caesarstone North America, a newly created region that combined the U.S. and Canadian operations. Previously, he held various senior executive-level positions, including Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing in several Masco Corporation divisions and general management roles at Fortune Brands, Redhill Company Ltd., and Thorn Stevenson Kellogg Management Consultants.
About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the largest kitchen and bath show in North America. With nearly 50,000 members in all segments of the kitchen and bath design and remodeling industry, the NKBA has educated and advised the industry since it was founded in 1963. The NKBA’s mission is to inspire and support the kitchen and bath industry through community, events, learning, and professional certifications. For more information, visit www.nkba.org. KBIS and NKBA are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.
Caesarstone is a global leader of premium surfaces, specializing in countertops that create dynamic spaces of inspiration in the heart of the home. Established in 1987, its multi-material portfolio of over 100 colors combines the company’s innovative technology with its powerful design passion. Spearheading high-quality, sustainable surfaces, Caesarstone delivers functional resilience with timeless beauty, for a vast range of applications, including kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, and more, for indoor and outdoor spaces. Since it pioneered quartz countertops over thirty years ago, the brand has expanded into porcelain and natural stone and is on the ground in more than 50 countries worldwide while enhancing customer experience through the expansion of groundbreaking digital platforms & services.