Jim Bakke Inducted into the Kitchen and Bath Industry Hall of Fame
On April 30 at Centennial Park in Atlanta, Jim Bakke, president and CEO of Sub-Zero and Wolf, was inducted into the Kitchen and Bath Industry Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony was part of the National Kitchen and Bath Association board of directors’ gala that kicked off the 2009 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (K/BIS). Joining Jim in the 2009 class was Ken Anderson, president of Task Lighting, and Mary Jo Peterson, a pioneering kitchen designer and educator.
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Induction into the Kitchen and Bath Industry Hall of Fame honors individuals who have contributed to the growth and professionalism of the National Kitchen and Bath Association and the kitchen and bath industry as a whole. Jim was one of three industry leaders to be recognized in front of more than 700 design professionals who attended the banquet.
“The design professionals within the kitchen and bath industry have been very important to Sub-Zero and Wolf over the years. It goes back to my grandfather and father and the special relationship they had with the design community who gave us our start of putting our products into the homes and kitchens they designed,” said Jim.
Jim Bakke was also recognized by BUILDER magazine and the National Association of Home Builders earlier this year when he was recognized as one of the 30 leading innovators in the home building industry for the past 30 years.
“This recognition by the kitchen and bath and building industries is very humbling for me. The honor and recognition is shared with my grandfather, Westye, my dad, Bud, and the hundreds and hundreds of employees of Sub-Zero and Wolf who work tirelessly to provide innovative and quality products that the public demands and expects from us. I am very proud to accept that recognition for them,” said Jim Bakke.
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Posted on Thursday May 21 2009
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by Sub-Zero and Wolf