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NKBA elects 2012 president & executive committee

The US National Kitchen & Bath Association has announced the election results for the 2012 NKBA Executive Committee, which will be led by 2012 President Alan W. Zielinski, CKD of Niles, IL.

John K. Morgan of Glyndon, MD will serve as President-Elect, while John A. Petrie, CMKBD of Mechanicsburg, PA becomes Vice President. Carolyn F. Cheetham, CMKBD of Red Deer, AB, Canada was elected Treasurer and Clay Lyon, CR has been elected to serve as the 2012 NKBA Secretary. David Alderman, CMKBD will serve as Immediate Past President.

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President Alan W. Zielinski, CKD; Better Kitchens - Niles, IL

Selected as one of the industry's Top Leaders by Interior Design Magazine, Alan W. Zielinski, CKD is the president and CEO of Better Kitchens, a 50-year-old design firm located outside Chicago.

With 25 years of kitchen and bath experience, Alan is a talented and creative designer with great technical knowledge. Very active within the NKBA, he has served as a chapter president and as a member of the Board of Directors.

He has been a judge for both the NARI Contractor of the Year Award and the NKBA Design Visions Award. He presents the 'Edmund L. Zielinski, CKD Memorial Award' each year for excellence in design to the top kitchen and bath designer.

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President-Elect John K. Morgan, Morgan Pinnacle - Glyndon, MD

John Morgan is a 20-year kitchen and bath veteran. A manufacturer's representative, consultant, trainer and speaker, he has served on advisory councils of industry manufacturers, as well as Virginia Tech. He authored the popular 'Rep's View' column in Kitchen & Bath Design News for nearly a decade, and currently represents nationally-known cabinet and technology companies through his Baltimore/Washington-based agency, Morgan Pinnacle.

For the NKBA, he has chaired the Certification Task Force, Council of Manufacturers' Representatives, Nominating Committee and Development Task Force. He also served on the Ad Hoc CAD Design Committee, Ad Hoc Governance Committee, and Board of Directors.

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Vice President John A. Petrie, CMKBD; MH Custom Cabinetry - Mechanicsburg, PA

John A. Petrie, CMKBD has been working in the kitchen and bath industry since 1987, designing custom kitchens, bathrooms, home offices, wine cellars, and home theatres. His early education was in architectural design, but his defining specialty and advanced training have been in kitchens and bathrooms.

He is the owner of MH Custom Cabinetry in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and has served the Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the NKBA as Treasurer, Vice President of Communications, and President.

He has also served the NKBA as a member of the Certification Task Force, Nominating Committee, and Board of Directors, as well as a judge for the 2010 NKBA Design Competition.

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Treasurer Carolyn Cheetham, CMKBD; Design Works by Cheetham - Red Deer, AB, Canada

Carolyn Cheetham, CMKBD became a Certified Kitchen Designer in 1995, a Certified Bathroom Designer in 1996, and a Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer in 2006.

Through her business, Design Works by Cheetham, she uses her skills as an architectural technologist and CMKBD to design complete house plans and renovation projects.

Her experience as an NKBA volunteer leader began in 1993 as a chapter officer. Since then, she has served as a national leader on the Advisory Council of Designers, Board of Chapter Representatives, Board of Directors, Canadian Ad Hoc Membership Parity Committee, International Task Force, and Sustainability Task Force, as well as a judge for two NKBA Design Competitions.

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Secretary Clay Lyon, CR; Lyon Construction + Design - Kansas City, MO

Clay Lyon, CR is owner and operator of Lyon Construction+Design, a residential remodeling company he founded in 2002.

With an educational background in science and mathematics, and a master's degree in business administration, he began his career in home remodeling and construction in 1987. His professional experience includes work in environmental and energy conservation consulting, real estate development, custom wood furniture-making and business consulting.

Clay served on the NKBA Builders/Remodelers Advisory Council and Board of Directors, and has also been involved with various regional home association boards, urban planning projects and Habitat for Humanity.

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Immediate Past President David Alderman, CMKBD; Dave's Cabinet - Chesapeake, VA

David Alderman, CMKBD started Dave's Cabinet in Chesapeake, Virginia in 1980. Today, he and his partner fabricate granite countertops and manufacture face frame and frameless cabinets, closet systems, and millwork.

An NKBA member since 1984, David served the Virginia State Chapter as President, Chapter Representative, Vice President of Programs, Vice President of Professional Development, and Treasurer. He has also served nationally on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Chapter Leadership and Development Committee, Membership Committee, and Governance Review Task Force.

He has received the Certified Kitchen Designer National Merit Award three times.


The National Kitchen & Bath Association is a non-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show. With nearly 40,000 members, the NKBA has educated and led the North American kitchen and bathroom industry for more than 45 years. The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bathroom industry worldwide.

T: 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522) / (908) 813-3773
E: [email protected]
W: www.nkba.org

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