Mark Adkison, President of Kuhn Rikon

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Mark Adkison serves as the President of Kuhn Rikon Corporation, which is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. With over two decades of leadership experience in the housewares industry, Mark leads the US‐based team responsible for managing North and South American markets for Kuhn Rikon. This company, established in 1926, is a private, family‐owned enterprise that captivates the culinary world with its innovative, high‐quality products, facilitating the preparation, service, and enjoyment of special moments around the table.

Before joining Kuhn Rikon, Mark held the position of Vice President, Member and Buyer Relations at the International Housewares Association, based in Rosemont, Illinois. In this role, he adeptly managed buyer relationships with the Association and its members, while also taking charge of attendee recruitment for the largest US industry trade show, The Inspired Home Show. His responsibilities extended to overseeing Government Affairs and advocacy efforts on behalf of the Association's members.

Prior to his work with the Association, Mark occupied significant roles as the Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Sales in two other well‐known companies within the housewares industry. His contributions also led him to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for the International Housewares Association's International Business Council.

Mark's educational background includes a B.A. in Management and Marketing from Arkansas Tech University and an M.B.A. from the University of Arkansas Graduate School of Business.

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