Vice President Marketing, Residential Sales, Perlick Corp.
Jeff Wimberly has been in the appliance Industry since 2004, beginning with Perlick Corp. as part of its launch into residential appliances. He has held responsibilities for establishing pricing, distribution and all marketing activities related to residential business, including KBIS. Perlick Residential grew rapidly and is now recognized as a leader in undercounter and column refrigeration. In January 2014, he joined Broan-NuTone and was responsible for the BEST and Broan brands in its appliance channel. BEST is an active participant with a booth at KBIS. During his time at BEST, the brand increased total sales nearly 90%. In November 2018, Jeff returned to Perlick to lead the next stage of growth for the residential and international channels, and serves as vice president of marketing, residential sales.
Director of Marketing, Rev-A-Shelf, Louisville, KY
As the Director of Marketing for Rev-A-Shelf, LLC, Rob Jenkins manages the global marketing and sales support initiatives for both Rev-A-Shelf and their Tresco Lighting division. He is a key player in the development of both brands and has been involved in nearly every aspect of a product’s lifecycle- from product design and marketing strategies, to consumer sales- for over 20 years. Along with leading the marketing initiatives, Rob is instrumental in the design of all Rev-A-Shelf and Tresco Lighting trade show booths and he frequently travels to trade exhibitions and showrooms to research the industry and develop innovative ideas. Rob has been featured in several trade and consumer publications, has served on his local NKBA board and was a 2015 Voices of the Industry Speaker at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show.
Number of Years Exhibiting at KBIS: 32
Company Information: Rev-A-Shelf LLC. Established in 1978 as a division of Jones Plastic & Engineering, our product line began as metal and polymer Lazy Susan components manufactured for the largest U.S. cabinet manufacturers and they have grown into the market-leading innovator of quality functional residential cabinet storage and organizational products. Rev-A-Shelf manufactures thousands of innovative accessories for your kitchen, bath or closet. With the acquisition of Tresco Lighting, Rev-A-Shelf now offers a full line of L.E.D. lighting options for residential & commercial cabinetry and store display fixtures.
Event Manager, Wilsonart, Temple, TX
Diana Zaremba is a 36 year employee at Wilsonart and holds the position of Event Manager with emphasis in tradeshows and meeting planning. In her current duties, she works closely with the entire marketing/design team, and sales teams to understand their business directives and incorporate necessary elements into the events and meetings.
She began her career as an administrative assist to the Regional Manager of the Southwest Region Warehouse. She became the executive assistant to the Executive Vice-President of Sales and Marketing. She then moved into the role of Marketing Generalist which transformed into an Event Manager position. Diana holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Management. She resides in Temple, TX and has a married daughter, married son and two grandchildren.
Number of Years Exhibiting at KBIS: 28
Company Information: Wilsonart, a world leading engineered surfaces company, is driven by a mission to create surfaces people love, with service you can count on, delivered by people who care. The company manufactures and distributes High Pressure Laminate, Quartz, Solid Surface, Coordinated TFL and Edgebanding and other engineered surface options for use in furniture, office and retail space, countertops, worktops and other applications. Operating under the Wilsonart®, Resopal®, Polyrey®, Arborite®, Laminart®, Bushboard, Ralph Wilson® and Durcon® brands, the company continuously redefines decorative surfaces through improved performance and aesthetics. For more information, visit www.Wilsonart.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
President / CEO, Häfele America Co, Archdale, NC
Mr. Smith came to Häfele in 2011 and brings many years of business leadership with expertise in manufacturing and product development. Mr. Smith has an MBA with an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University. The vast majority of his career has been in the consumer appliance and furniture business working for several prominent US brands.
Number of Years Exhibiting at KBIS: 18
Company Information: Häfele is recognized as a global leader and innovator of hardware components that improve the functionality of cabinets, doors, kitchens, bathrooms and other living and working environments. LED lighting, furniture fittings, decorative hardware, opening and closing mechanisms for doors and drawers, and electronic locking systems are but a few of the essential items Häfele provides to architects, designers, manufacturers, contractors and construction professionals.
Elisabeth’s extensive career at Kohler includes experience in sales, advertising/communications and marketing. In her current role as Director – Kohler Brand Wholesale Channel Marketing, she is responsible for driving professional business through distributors and their trade customers including plumbers, remodelers, builders and wholesale counter areas.
Number of Years Exhibiting at KBIS: 35
Company Info: Kohler Co. Intro: Since 1873, Kohler has been improving people’s lives with exceptional products, including kitchen and bath fixtures, faucets and accessories, cabinetry, and tile and stone. As a global leader, Kohler offers its customers world-class products to create a complete design solution. For information, ideas or inspiration, visit www.KOHLER.com.
Director Wholesale Channel Marketing, Brown Wood, Inc.
Kathryn Constantine is entering her 28th year in the Secondary Wood Products Industry and 18th year in the Kitchen and Bath industry. In 1999, after spending several years in contract sales and management for Brown Wood Inc., she developed Designs of Distinction®, a premier line of decorative, Made in America elements for cabinetry and furniture. The line has grown from 100 turned components to more than 3500 SKU’s today. She currently holds the position of Vice President of Brown Wood Inc. and oversees all aspects of sales, marketing and product development for Designs of Distinction®. In addition, she oversees all aspects of marketing for Brown Wood Inc’s. contract manufacturing division and it’s division, The Gavel Company, a supplier of quality wood premiums for the awards and advertising industries as well as their new e-commerce site, warehouseofwood.com.
She is a strong advocate for suppliers to the Kitchen and Bath industry, and has been an active member of the NKBA and KCMA. She has held positions on the NKBA Manufacturers Council, NKBA Finance Committee, and is currently a member of the NKBA KBIS Advisory Council. She is a current member of the Associates Committee for the KCMA.
Number of Years Exhibiting at KBIS: 19 years
Company Information:: Brown Wood Inc. has been a supplier and manufacturer of wood parts and components to users in the secondary wood products industry since 1927. BWI consists of four unique sales entities managed out of its Lincolnwood, IL location as well as a manufacturing plant, located in New Philadelphia, OH. Brown Wood Contract manufactures parts and components to spec for multiple industries including retail, furniture, store fixture and display. Designs of Distinction® is a stocking supplier of decorative wood and metal elements for the kitchen, bath and furniture industries. The Gavel Company supplies quality wood premiums that advertise, award and inspire, and in 2016, BWI created warehouseofwood.com, an e-commerce site dedicated to wholesaling surplus wood components to both consumers and the trade.
Christy Stucker has 26 years in retail & marketing. Retail career highlights include working at The J. Peterman Company & as an original Amazon Influencer. Marketing career highlights include national TV, radio, & print appearances for Motherstucker.com, the brand & media company she built after her experience as the winner of Mrs. U. S. of A. Globe 2005. As the Media Manager for Short Run Pro Brands (Federal Brace, Killarney Metals, Oeveo, & NoMarr) Christy is the convergence lead for the SRP brands. She works closely with the SRP sales & graphics team to create a digital & social presence for the brands through daily content development. Christy holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Merchandising from The University of Kentucky & currently resides in Charlotte, NC.
In his role he implements all aspects of marketing and brand planning/promotion, consumer experience, digital transformation and merchandising strategy for Cosentino. He is a passionate leader, skilled at team building and experienced in talent management and mentoring. He has an MBA in International Management and 30 years working in the hard surface industry in segment leader companies. He participates in NARI, and ISFA associations and look forward being more involved in the NKBA.