ACSP is proud to honor our outgoing board members and celebrate the new members joining us. We have an innovative, passionate board of 12 members who work together to promote the home storage industry, administer a certification program (designers & installers) and help members strategically grow their businesses.
Members leaving the board in 2021 include Lisa Carlquist, Joe Lonardo and Mike Zary. We are SO grateful for everything they have done to help the ACSP grow and to better serve our membership. Lisa was instrumental in creating the installers test, Joe is a past president and Mike spearheaded website improvements. They will continue to support our work and we thank them for their dedication, hard work and support over the years.
We are thrilled to welcome new board members Mae Holler, Kurt Trombetti and Melissa Jane Veinotte on to the board! These new board members are dedicated to supporting the home storage industry and excited to use their many talents and connections to help the ACSP to continue to grow.
Mae has been employed by Hafele America Company for 23 years. During this time, she has worked in Customer Service, Sales, and Category Management. As a Category Manager, she has managed numerous product lines in Hafele’s vast range. Mae gained responsibility for the Closets and Home Organization product line in 2014 and has loved every minute of it because of the passion, creativity, and innovation in the closet industry. She can’t wait to get more involved! Her biggest concern about the industry has been the challenge of the past year and she wants to make sure our industry continues to move forward as we assess and work through these challenges.
Kurt has over 25 years of experience as a successful business owner. He has 20 years of experience as a woodworker. Kurt feels his extensive experience in both fields will allow him to have a positive impact on the board. He is concerned that our industry does not have industry-specific software. Kurt has been part of our webinar series, and owns PNW Closets (Pacific Northwest Closets). In his free time, Kurt loves to enjoy the great outdoors and everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer, from Kayaking to hikes. He’s a big sports fan (Go Dodgers!) and loves to travel the world with his wife.
Melissa Jane Veinotte
15 years ago, her first job out of interior design school was at a closet company. She knew then, this would be an amazing niche market. She has branded herself as a leading closet designer and has become known locally. She has worked at Closet Storage Concepts, Closets by Design, and now at Closet Envy! She adds value with her depth of experience, from the franchise model to the dealer program. She eats/sleeps/drinks closets! Her biggest concern about the industry is changing the set of old school mentality, adapting to the changing times and job sizes.
Welcome new members, we appreciate you and look forward to charging forth with your inspirational ideas and initiatives.