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.
Exhibitor Trade Show Advisory Committee
The Committee provides exhibitors' perspectives on trade show issues, including trade show planning, execution and measurement.
Paul Cosaro, Picnic Time Inc.
Edmond Aghajanian, EZ Brite Brands, Inc.
Brendan Bauer, Grand Fusion Housewares
Glenn Ehrenhaus, Hutzler Mfg. Co., Inc.
Chuck Fraelich, TAG
Sal Gabbay, Gibson Overseas, Inc
Joe Hodorowicz, Keter Group
Mark Hortsman, Buddeez Inc.
Doug Kellam, ZeroWater
Joe Varano, DKB Household USA Corp.
Consumer Engagement Committee
The Committee is focused on creating meaningful opportunities for exhibiting IHA members to engage consumers with the ultimate goal of increasing housewares sales.
Kris Malkoski, Newell Brands
Government Affairs Committee
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
Paul Adamson, America’s Remanufacturing Company
Terry Crawford, Conimar Group LLC
Sal Gabbay, Gibson Overseas, Inc.
Linda Graebner, LSG Associates
Lindsey Hutzler, Hutzler Mfg. Co., Inc.
Yvette Laugier, Peugeot Saveurs North America, LLC
Dale Matschullat, Schiff Hardin LLP
David Zrike, R Squared Sales and Logistics LLC
Retailer Advisory Council
The Council 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
Taren Bachmann, Target
Craig Coleman, Macy's
Cory Ellis, Kroger
Tom Hayes, HomeGoods
Elisha Jensen, Costco
Paige Kelly, Wayfair
Joe Kirby, Imperial Distributors
Brad Kleparek, Crate & Barrel
Robert LeBrun, Big Lots
Eva Lorenz, Amazon
Chris Luce, The Container Store
Alex Ogof, Bed Bath & Beyond
Russell Winters, Walmart
Specialty Retailer Advisory Council
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
Mary Liz Curtin, Leon & Lulu
Michele Dietz, Wisconsin Cutlery & Kitchen Supply
Jim Egan, Wegmans
Jill Foucre, Marcel's Culinary Experience
Nora Gomez, Nebraska Furniture Mart
Michael Higdon, National Building Museum
Janis Johnson, Gourmet Catalog & Buying Group
Ron Kratchman, Kitchen Kapers
KC Lapiana, In The Kitchen
John Mahler, Cook, Cork & Fork
Gregg Smith, The Cook’s Warehouse
Chris Wiedemer, Cook’s World
Global Retailer Advisory Council
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.
Kim Cole, Gleener Inc.
Maximo Bach, MercadoLibre, Argentina
Michelle Dickinson, Burton McCall, 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
International Business Council
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
Mike Otterman, Lodge Cast Iron
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.
Young Professionals Advisory Council
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.
Kim Cole, Gleener Inc.
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
Kevin Whalen, DKB Household USA Corp.
Sarah Wilson, International Housewares Association