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KBIS has new managing director

The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, owned by the National Kitchen & Batch Association, announced the addition of Jim Scott to its team as the trade show's managing director.

In this newly created leadership position, Scott will work closely with Brian Pagel, vice president of Nielsen's Kitchen and Bath Group, and the rest of the KBIS team to improve both the brand and show to expand its reach and role within the industry.

"KBIS is the premier trade show in the kitchen and bath industry and I am excited to be part of the team," Scott said in a statement. "We have a wonderful opportunity in this industry to see the future, to define what it will be. I'm looking forward to working with Brian and the team to create a more relevant and compelling event going forward. We all know that the market has changed, but we also know that interest levels across the industry and media interest remains strong. Additionally I'm excited to start exploring new avenues to expand the value of KBIS in the industry. By working with all industry stakeholders, we have the opportunity to make KBIS the "can't miss" event of the year. . It's going to require a lot of listening and a lot of creativity. I can't wait to roll up my sleeves and get started."

"We look forward to working with Jim, a kitchen and bath industry veteran, on elevating the KBIS brand to the next tier," said David Loechner, president of Nielsen Expositions, which manages the KBIS show. "Jim's experience from the manufacturer side and his deep relationships throughout the industry will complement Brian's show experience, forming a very powerful partnership for KBIS. With KBIS being the premier international kitchen and bath trade event, we are dedicated to growing the value of the brand for the entire industry."

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