NKBA Elects Pair To ‘Hall of
Chicago James Krengel, CKD, CBD, and the late Ronald Mace, FAIA,
both of whom made “major contributions to the kitchen and bath
industry over the length of their careers,” have been inducted into
the National Kitchen & Bath Association Hall of Fame.
The pair was inducted at last month’s K/BIS by the
Hacketts-town, NJ-based NKBA, which founded the Hall in 1989.
For many years the owner of a kitchen/bath dealership in St. Paul,
MN, Krengel is the winner of numerous design awards and is well
known throughout the industry for his speaking, consulting, writing
and other activities. He helped form the Minnesota chapter of the
NKBA, and was national president in 1989-1990.
Mace was an internationally recognized architect, educator and
product designer who is best known for his concepts of
accessibility and “universal design.” He received many awards
during his career, including a distinguished service award from
President Bill Clinton in