The Committees and Councils listed below act as advisory resources to IHA's Board of Directors, staff and the housewares industry and provide valuable services to IHA members. Take a look at what they're doing.
The Committee provides exhibitors' perspectives on trade show issues, including trade show planning, execution and measurement.
Paul Cosaro, Picnic Time Inc.
Dan Siegel, Lifetime Brands Inc.
Edmond Aghajanian, EZ Brite Brands, Inc.
Javier Barquin, Spectrum Brands, Inc.
Brendan Bauer, Grand Fusion Housewares
Yossie Bitton, Eva Solo A/S
Glenn Ehrenhaus, Hutzler Mfg. Co., Inc.
Chuck Fraelich, TAG
Sal Gabbay, Gibson Overseas, Inc
Steve Geremia, Cuisinart
Joe Hodorowicz, Keter Group
Mark Hortsman, Buddeez Inc.
Doug Kellam, ZeroWater
Rick Lapine, Hudson Home Group LLC
Yvette Laugier, Peugeot Saveurs North America, LLC
Laura Sommers, Espresso Supply Inc.
Dana Swearengin, Range Kleen
Joe Varano, DKB Household USA Corp.
Liz Wentland, Lifetime Brands, Inc.
Damon Willmott, Joseph Joseph Inc.
Steven Yde, Wahl Clipper
The Committee is focused on creating meaningful opportunities for exhibiting IHA members to engage consumers with the ultimate goal of increasing housewares sales.
John Collins, Neatfreak
This Committee plays an integral role in policy development and implementation by providing recommendations and direction on federal legislative and regulatory issues and on initiatives that could impact the business interests of the housewares industry. It also provides guidance on long and short-term grassroots action plans.
Thomas Nichols, Pretika Corporation
Dale Matschullat, At Counsel, Schiff Hardin LLP
Terry Crawford, Conimar Group LLC
Allen Darwin, Triangle Home Fashions
Sal Gabbay, Gibson Overseas, Inc.
Linda Graebner, LSG Associates
Luke Harms, Whirlpool Corporation
Peggy Hedgpeth, Golden Rabbit
Lindsey Hutzler, Hutzler Mfg. Co., Inc.
Mark Johnson, Newell Brands
Yvette Laugier, Peugeot Saveurs North America, LLC
Dale Matschullat, Schiff Hardin LLP
Elliot Molk, Corelle Brands
Patrick O'Connor, Range Kleen Mfg. Inc.
Mark Richmond, Dexas International, Ltd.
Jayme Smaldone, Mighty Mug Inc.
David Zrike, R Squared Sales and Logistics LLC
The Council provides customers' perspectives on trade show issues and input on trade show and product planning, execution and measurement.
Bill Endres, Select Brands
Sheri Best, HEB
Craig Coleman, Macy's
Katie Fischer, Crate and Barrel
Christina Groth, Kroger Co.
Tom Hayes, HomeGoods
Lauren Hill, The Container Store
Joe Kirby, Imperial Distributors Inc.
Kristen Kunas, Ace Hardware
Robert LeBrun, Big Lots Stores, Inc.
Alex Ogof, Bed Bath & Beyond
Mike Popchuk, Amazon.com
Steve Ronchetto, Walmart Stores, Inc.
Mark Russell, Dollar Tree Stores
Tom Schnitzer, Wayfair
Heather Wells, Target Stores
The Council provides specialty retailers' perspectives on trade show issues and input on trade show and product planning, execution and measurement.
Jacob Maurer, The Cookware Company, LLC
Michele Catalfo-Crowley, Wegmans
Mary Liz Curtin, Leon & Lulu
Jill Foucre, Marcel’s Culinary Inc.
Michael Higdon, National Building Museum
Doug Huemoeller, Kitchen Window
Janis Johnson, Gourmet Catalog & Buying Group
Bob Kratchman, Kitchen Kapers
KC Lapiana, In The Kitchen
Mary Moore, The Cook's Warehouse
Howard Thornton, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Dave West, Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium
Chris Wiedemer, Cook's World
The Council of global retailers and distributors provides customers' perspectives on trade show issues and input on trade show and product planning, execution and measurement.
Steve Greenspon, Honey-Can-Do International LLC
Maximo Bach, MercadoLibre, Argentina
Michelle Dickinson, Burton Mcall, UK
Sandra Dobbins, Master Distributors, Australia
James Ge, Euroidea Corporation, China
Leonella Gomez, Kado, El Salvador
David Nourse, Koola World, South Africa
James Karani, Yuwa, Japan
Jackson Liang, Genesis, China
Jonathan Lim, Katrin BJ, Malaysia
Meir Maryena, Tendencias y Conceptos, Mexico
Liz Oldfield, Milly’s, New Zealand
Ben Phillips, Divertimenti, UK
Chris Shipton, Jascor Housewares Inc.
Pavel Stanek, Potten & Pannen, Czech Republic
Susan San Miguel, Gourdo’s, Philippines
Helen Widjaja, PT ACE Hardware, Indonesia
The International Business Council is a special interest group of IHA members, dedicated to helping its membership market and sell their products internationally by sharing information, providing networking opportunities and offering programs to assist, support and educate.
IHA Board Liaison
Neal Asbury, The Legacy Companies
Henrique Boscolo, Winix Inc.
Allison Elgar Suveges, me & my BIG ideas
Eduardo Lemus, Picnic Time Family of Brands
Jan Murtagh, Component Design Northwest, Inc.
Lee Riddle, Lodge Mfg.
Lily Sei, Full Circle Brands
The Council assists IHA in making the Show more meaningful for a younger audience and offers advice on how to bring more young people into the industry.
Melissa Kieling, PackIt, LLC
Isabel Barabicho, International Housewares Association
Lea Belzer-Adams, Companion Group
Rishi Gopaul, Lapine Associates
Emily Green, Lifetime Brands
Lauren Greenwood, YouCopia
Megan Grennan, Architec
Matt Henrikson, Dexas International, Ltd.
Alex Kaminstein, Casabella - Bradshaw Home
Jennifer Lucas, Groupe SEB USA
Daniel Seehoff, Sophistiplate, LLC
David Seguin, Honey-Can-Do International LLC
Trey Steidle, John Ritzenthaler Company
Andy Tonken, Sohistiplate, LLC
Kevin Whalen, DKB Household USA Corp.
Sarah Wilson, International Housewares Association