The International Housewares Association (IHA) has appointed StoreBound president, Glenn De Stefano (pictured) to the board of directors on a three-year term, effective 1 October 2021.

IHA has also elected new board officers including Peugeot Saveurs North America managing director, Yvette Laugier as chairman, Honey-Can-Do International CEO, Steve Greenspon as vice chairman and The Legacy Companies president and CEO, Neal Asbury as treasurer. All board officers will serve one-year terms, effective 1 October 2021.

John Ritzenthaler Co president, Howard ‘Chip’ Steidle Jr is retiring from the board, while Creative Tops CEO, Lisa Knierim has been appointed for a second three-year term.

De Stefano, who has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, joined StoreBound in 2016. The product innovation company has two proprietary brands—Dash, focused on healthy cooking kitchen products, and Sobro, tech-enabled furniture. Before joining StoreBound, De Stefano was with Lenox Corporation from 2000 to 2016, serving in various roles before being named president in 2010. He also worked for Macy’s from 1988 to 2000, serving in various roles including corporate buyer.

Laugier (pictured below) joined Peugeot Saveurs North America in 2013, when she opened it as a wholly owned subsidiary of Peugeot Saveurs SNC based in France. Peugeot offers high-performance pepper and spice mills, coffee mills and wine and spirit accessories, and more recently ceramic bakeware.

Before coming to Peugeot, Laugier served as national accounts manager for Taylor Precision Products (now Filament Brands) from 2007 to 2013 and was managing director of Click Clack USA (now Innova Products) from 2003 to 2006. She is a member of both IHA’s Government Affairs Committee and Exhibitor Trade Show Advisory Committee.

Greenspon founded Honey-Can-Do, a leading brand of home storage, organisation, laundry care and general housewares products in 2008.  Honey-Can-Do has acquired multiple housewares brands including Joyce Chen, International Origins, Kitchen Supply Company, Zevro and Urbio. Active on IHA committees since 2010, Greenspon is currently a member of the Executive Committee and is the board liaison to the Global Retail Advisory Council.

Asbury, president and CEO of The Legacy Companies, founded in 1999, manufactures and markets a range of products from kitchen appliances and cold refrigeration to wine essentials, kitchen tools and utensils. Housewares brands include Avanti, Chef’sChoice, Excalibur, MaxxIce, Omega, Sapphire, Vinturi, West Bend, Yonanas and Zeroll. 

Asbury is a strong advocate of entrepreneurship and free enterprise, having written over 400 articles on global trade issues. In 2008, he received the coveted United States National Champion Exporter of the Year Award. He is the host of the Radio America talk show Neal Asbury’s Made in America, which is nationally syndicated and broadcast by more than 300 affiliates from coast to coast. His latest book, Mapping America, recently released was reviewed and recognised by The New York Times as one of the best visual books of 2021.