Hestan Vice President of Sales Joins National Kitchen & Bath Association’s Board of Directors

December 4, 2018

ANAHEIM, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 4, 2018--Hestan — the award-winning culinary brand renowned for creating the market’s most advanced, powerful and versatile commercial kitchen equipment, premium outdoor residential grills and precision-engineered indoor appliances — is proud to announce the appointment of its vice president of sales, Basil E. Larkin, to the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s (NKBA) illustrious board of directors for the next four years. Through the hiring and management of CEOs, ongoing monitoring of financial outcomes and development of growth-oriented policies, Larkin will be one of nine executives to help NKBA remain a top trade association for thousands of professionals in the industry.

“We are honored that Basil has been tapped to join NKBA’s board of directors,” said Eric Deng, president and co-founder of Hestan Commercial Corporation. “His impeccable expertise and guidance will undoubtedly serve to benefit the association, its members and the industry at large.”

Larkin has been credited with creating and expanding Hestan’s distributor network on an international scale and helping establish its reputation as a world-leading appliance manufacturer and innovator. With over two decades of experience under his belt, Larkin’s deep understanding of the kitchen and bath industry was noted as a main factor in his selection to the 2019-2023 NKBA board.

In a recent post, NKBA CEO Bill Darcy added, “We look forward to working with new and existing board members in the year ahead to build upon our programs and initiatives and to keep strengthening the association, its programs and global awareness. The industry is vibrant, and, along with this strong board – which comprises diverse and unique viewpoints from many sectors of the business – NKBA is in a terrific position to keep the momentum going for our membership... we can’t wait to bring more value, education and benefits to our 14,000-plus members.”

“I could not be more excited to take on this important position,” said Larkin. “Our industry is going through an incredibly formative time. Helping to inspire innovation and supporting such an insightful association of well-respected names in the kitchen and bath industry is a true honor.”

For more information about NKBA, please visit: https://nkba.org/.

For more information about Hestan, please visit www.hestan.com.

ABOUT HESTAN:  Hestan  is the award-winning culinary brand renowned for creating the market’s most advanced, powerful and versatile  commercial kitchen equipmentpremium outdoor grills, and now a new  indoor line  of appliances. Founded by culinary icons Stanley Cheng and Eric Deng, and backed by some of the industry’s most inventive and forward-thinking chefs and engineers, Hestan is forging new ground with visionary technologies and products. Headquartered in the heart of Southern California in a 130,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that includes a showroom, test kitchen and innovation lab, Hestan is led by a collaborative team of industry mavericks who bring together over 200 years of combined experience to create thoughtfully designed products that respond intelligently to the needs of the end user. Equipping the kitchens of acclaimed restaurateurs and Michelin-starred chefs such as Thomas Keller, as well as the legendary Culinary Institute of America, Hestan is setting the pace of the culinary evolution with products that provide the confidence and comfort of the highest quality materials and top craftsmanship. For more information, visit  www.hestan.com.

Editor’s Note: To schedule an appointment with Hestan representatives, contact Marta Bistram via email: or by phone: (949) 733-8679 x114.

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