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ISFA Names Nancy Busch New Executive Director

Posted on 23 July 2020 by cradmin3

Nancy Busch was recently hired to serve as the Executive Director of the International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA). She officially begins her role on August 3.

Previously, Busch was a Sales Manager for Willis Supply, a North American distributor of world-class building materials including Corian® Solid Surface, Corian® Quartz, Arpa High Pressure Laminate, FENIX NTM®, FENIX NTA® and Artisan sinks. She managed a sales team that covered the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and Hawaii, earning several awards during her tenure. She has also been involved with the Architectural Woodworking Institute’s Washington Chapter, was a past Co-Chair of Programs for the Puget Sound Chapter of the NKBA.

“Nancy has real-world experience with the products and processes used by our members,” said ISFA President Augie Chavez. “She is a real champion for the industry, is enthusiastic and has expressed great interest in serving our membership further advancing the goals of the association. The ISFA Board of Directors is confident that she will perform well in the role.”

Having worked 14 years at Willis Supply, with increasingly larger and more diverse responsibilities, Busch has proven herself as a go-getter with a well-established knowledge base. Prior to her work with Willis, she was an independent kitchen & bath designer, earning an NKBA Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD) certification. She also studied fine art and design at Pacific Lutheran University after earning an Associates of Arts & Science degree at Pierce College.

Busch accepted the position that was recently vacated by Amy Miller who served in the role since 2017 and left to become CEO of a charitable organization in her home town in Ohio. “Amy did an amazing job during her time as ISFA Director,” added Chavez. “We wish her the best and she has gracefully agreed to help Nancy transition into the Executive Director position.”

“I’m excited to begin my work with ISFA and carry on the advancements it has made over the past several years,” said Busch. “I believe my background in distribution will allow me to roll up my sleeves and quickly get involved in serving the organization and its members.”

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Amy Miller Named Executive Director of ISFA

Posted on 19 December 2017 by cradmin

Amy Miller ISFA Executive DirectorAmy Miller was hired to serve as the Executive Director of the International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) at the end of November. Of note is that Miller has the honor of being the first woman to serve in this highest position on the ISFA staff.

Previously, Miller was the Director of Business Development for the L.E. Smith Company, a third-generation, family-owned, premium quality surface fabricator and distributor with more than six decades of service to the construction, cabinetry, millwork and retail industries.

As the Director of Business Development for L.E. Smith for more than seven years, Miller was responsible for sales and marketing strategy implementation, new product development and brand awareness, among other key functions. She also served in various management and sales positions previously and earned a degree in marketing from Miami University.

Additionally, she was elected to the ISFA Board of Directors in late 2016, serving on the board from Jan. 1, 2017, until she stepped down to take the position as ISFA Executive Director. Miller has stepped in to fill the position held for the past year by Bryan Stannard, who is now pursuing other opportunities in the industry.

“My goal is to not only increase the membership of ISFA, but also to refine and improve the depth of member benefits the association offers,” said Miller. “I am excited to take on this responsibility and spend more time with our members discussing how we can better serve them as the organization moves forward.”

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ISFA Promotes Bryan Stannard to Executive Director

Posted on 23 January 2017 by cradmin

Bryan Stannard ISFA Executive Director

Bryan Stannard New ISFA Executive Director

The International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) promoted Bryan Stannard to the position of ISFA Executive Director, after having previously served as Membership Director. Stannard was named Acting Executive Director in early November 2016, replacing Mike Langenderfer, who served as the Interim Executive Director since November of 2015. In January, the position was made permanent.

“Bryan is a knowledgeable professional with nearly two decades of experience in the surfacing industry,” said ISFA President Ryan Miller. “He has a lot of great ideas for advancing the association. The ISFA Board of Directors is confident he will do a great job in the role.”

Before taking on his previous role as ISFA Membership Director, Stannard held a variety of positions in the surfacing industry including surfacing manager for ITW Polymers Sealants North America, commercial manager for DuPont, and strategic account manager for IPS. He has also served three years as an Associate Board Member with ISFA and has been a member of ISFA since its inception.

“My goal is to grow not only the membership of ISFA, but also the number and depth of member benefits the association offers,” said Stannard. “I am excited to take on this responsibility and getting out to meet with our members to find out how we can better serve them going forward.”

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