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IHA Names Steidle Chairman

The International Housewares Association has elected Howard Steidle Jr., CEO, John Ritzenthaler Co., as chairman of the IHA’s board of directors.

In addition, William Endres, president of Select Brands, was elected vice-chairman/chairman-elect; and Yvette Laugier, managing director, Peugeot Saveurs North America, was elected treasurer.

All officers serve one-year terms from October 1, 2019, to September 30, 2020.

The IHA board also elected two new board members; Paul Cosaro, CEO, Picnic Time Family of Brands; and Kavita Shukla, founder and CEO, The Freshglow Co. Their three-year terms begin October 1, 2019, and end September 30, 2022.

Retiring from the board are Brett Bradshaw, director, Bradshaw Home; and Will Symonds, president, DKB Household USA Corp. Re-appointed for a second three-year term were Endres and Melissa Kieling, CEO, PackIt.

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