Achey, Bark Elected to NKBA Hall of Fame

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Achey, Bark Elected to NKBA Hall of Fame

Hackettstown, NJ John Achey, a noted cabinet maker, and Judith
Mary Bark, CKD-NZ, have been elected into the National Kitchen
& Bath Association’s “Hall of Fame” for their lifelong
contributions to the kitchen and bath industry.

The pair will be formally inducted into the Hall of Fame during
ceremonies at this month’s K/BIS in Orlando, the NKBA said.
Their election was approved by the NKBA leaders after
recommendations from a nominating commitee that included Kitchen
& Bath Design News publisher Eliot Sefrin.

Achey, who died last year, founded the Schaefferstown, PA-based
Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry more than 30 years ago. Over the
course of his career, he developed countless cabinet innovations,
from storage options to interior fittings, while experimenting with
new materials and finishes. He was also one of the first
manufacturers to produce custom cabinets that were affordable to
most homeowners.

Bark has made significant contributions to the kitchen and bath
industry in New Zealand for more than 20 years. She was involved in
founding a New Zealand division of NKBA in 1982. A frequent
industry speaker, she organized the Certified Designers Society of
New Zealand, and adapted NKBA’s technical manuals to that
country.

The Hall of Fame was founded in 1989. There are now 66
members.
 

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