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NKBA Global Connect Announces its Newest Advisor, Kenn Busch

Busch, the founding editor of Surface & Panel Magazine and founder of Material Intelligence and Climate Positive NOW looks to bring sustainability insights to NKBA Global Connect members as the organization’s newest advisor

Kenn Busch

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The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), representing nearly 50,000 North American kitchen and bath industry professionals, and the owners of the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), announces the newest Global Connect advisor: Kenn Busch.

Busch, through his Material Intelligence newsletter and as a journalist writing for design and construction industry media outlets, creates educational content for architects and interior designers with in-depth coverage of international design and materials fairs. As a Global Connect Advisor, he will consult with international brands on product and materials strategies and their presence in North America.

Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Busch is a longtime writer and educator dedicated to bridging the knowledge gap between materials and sustainability for furniture and interior architecture. He has created and delivered dozens of certified CEUs for architects, designers, and design students, organized and spoken at industry conferences in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. He has also organized material education exhibits at trade shows like NeoCon and KBIS in Las Vegas. Kenn covers events including Milan Design Week, and is the founder of Material Intelligence and Climate Positive NOW, two major resources for design and manufacturer specifiers.

“Kenn will bring another important area of expertise to our Global Connect advisor line-up,” said Suzie Williford, Chief Global Relations Officer NKBA|KBIS, “Many of our Global Connect members are farther along the continuum when it comes to advances in product development around net zero and sustainability issues. Kenn will help to translate the benefits of many of our members to our North American customers.”


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