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Vent-A-Hood® CEO Miles Woodall III Named to Board of Directors for National Kitchen and Bath Association

RICHARDSON, Texas – (January 22, 2013) – Miles Woodall III, CEO of Vent-A-Hood®, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) for 2013. The appointment to serve as a member at-large comes at a monumental time for Woodall and for his company’s association with the NKBA.

Vent-A-Hood®, the company that created the modern residential range hood, is celebrating its 80th anniversary. And the NKBA, the hallmark trade association championing the kitchen and bath industry, is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

“Vent-A-Hood®has had a long and meaningful relationship with the NKBA, and I’m honored to be an advisor during this pinnacle year for both of our organizations,” Woodall said.

A Made In America success story, Vent-A-Hood®is a third-generation family-owned business that began in Dallas in 1933 when Carr P. Collins launched an entrepreneurial idea to bring indoor cooking ventilation to the masses across North America. Collins recruited his nephew, Miles Woodall, Jr. to manage Vent-A-Hood®in 1938. Woodall Jr. dramatically grew the business, relocated the company to Richardson, Texas in 1961 and became a pioneer for indoor kitchen cooking ventilation. He was inducted in the NKBA Hall of Fame in 1994.

Woodall Jr.’s son, Miles Woodall III, who serves as the CEO of Vent-A-Hood®today, literally grew up in the business. A former Marine reservist, he began working part-time at Vent-A-Hood®when he was a kid, screwing light bulbs into range hoods for 25 cents an hour. He joined the company full-time in 1968, starting on the assembly line and working his way up to plant manager. He was named president in 1986 and then CEO. Over the decades, he has expanded the company’s vision, its product designs and its legendary reputation while keeping jobs in America instead of outsourcing overseas. Under his leadership, Vent-A-Hood®has embraced plant expansion, the addition of a training center, and countless equipment upgrades to remain a leader of indoor cooking ventilation and an enduring symbol of manufacturing in America.

Vent-A-Hood®manufactures thousands of products distributed across all 50 states and Canada each year, and most recently celebrated record-setting months for sales in 2012.

“I take great pride in what Vent-A-Hood®has achieved and the great future that lies ahead,” Woodall said. “The same can be said for the NKBA and its ongoing mission to support our industry.”

About The National Kitchen & Bath Association:

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a nonprofit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS®). With nearly 60,000 members, the NKBA has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry since its founding in 1963. The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry worldwide.

About Vent-A-Hood®:

Founded in 1933, Vent-A-Hood®, based in Richardson, Texas, is the oldest manufacturer of residential range hoods in America. Each product manufactured by Vent-A-Hood® is individually engineered for performance in addition to style. Vent-A-Hood® products are sold in all 50 states as well as Canada. For more information, please visit You can also follow Vent-A-Hood® on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, WordPress, YouTube, Google+, and LinkedIn.

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