84th Anniversary Celebration

Vent-A-Hood welcomed former First Lady Laura Bush as keynote speaker for 84th anniversary celebration

On Friday, May 5, 2017, Vent-A-Hood celebrated its 84th anniversary with an all-day event filled with plant tours, Texas barbecue and live entertainment. Following the National Distributor Meeting on May 4, the celebration with longstanding distributors, retailers and suppliers kicked off with an early morning breakfast and a special keynote presentation from Former First Lady, Mrs. Laura Bush.

Mrs. Bush spoke about her “family business” and life in politics, life as a grandmother and her new focus with husband and former President, overseeing The George W. Bush Institute at The George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas, TX. She reiterated that freedom is the main focus of the institute’s initiatives and spoke on the theme of a free enterprise system – a founding principle of businesses in America, such as Vent-A-Hood.

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Introducing the V-Line Display Stand

Vent-A-Hood debuts new V-Line display stand for showrooms

Vent-A-Hood’s V-Line range hoods feature the premium Power Lung blower, bringing luxury high performance to the value kitchen ventilation category. The V-Line delivers performance at a competitive price point for entry-level and middle market consumers.

The new display stand will house one chimney model at the top, two under cabinet hoods in the middle, and an inverted insert at the bottom. Contact your local Vent-A-Hood distributor for more information on how to order a V-Line display.

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Vent-A-Hood Commitment to Excellence Video

Vent-A-Hood celebrates 84-years of manufacturing excellence with “Commitment to Excellence” video

“Grease is the Enemy, Vent-A-Hood is the solution,” says President and CEO Skip Woodall at the beginning of the new video, which celebrates Vent-A-Hood’s 84th anniversary. Skip along with Executive Vice President Blake Woodall and Regional Sales Director Bill Woodall speak about the values, culture and dedication to manufacturing excellence in America that has been passed down from generation to generation to keep Vent-A-Hood in a class by itself.

Highlights from the 2017 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

Vent-A-Hood exhibited last month at the 2017 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Orlando

kbis-1-image-380212928Vent-A-Hood showcased its one-of-a-kind 3D experience at the 2017 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show. Attendees were invited to the Vent-A-Hood booth to build the range hood of their dreams, using the company’s proprietary 3D Build-A-Hood program. Consumers can choose widths, CFM, ceiling heights, finishes, and decorative treatments for the entire Vent-A-Hood product line.

Vent-A-Hood also debuted a new model and a new emphasis on V Line hoods, featuring the exclusive Power Lung blower, which offers filterless grease extraction through the use of active canopy engineering and a centrifugal blower wheel. V-Line is available in under cabinet, wall mount, and liner insert configurations with popular powder coated paint colors or stainless steel.

KBIS, in conjunction with the National Kitchen and Bath Association [NKBA], is an inspiring interactive platform that showcases the latest industry products, trends and technologies. KBIS is the voice of the kitchen and bath industry and has been for more than 50 years.
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Introducing the “Build-A-Hood” Video

Vent-A-Hood debuts a video on the new Build-A-Hood portal built on Autodesk Configurator 360

Vent-A-Hood has unveiled a tutorial video showing the capabilities of the Build-A-Hood portal and how easy it is for consumers to design the hood of their dreams. Consumers can choose widths, CFM, ceiling heights, finishes, and decorative treatments for the entire Vent-A-Hood product line. Model numbers and prices update in real time based on every selection consumers make during their online designing experience. Consumers can download JPEG and PNG images from every angle of the 3D range hood. Dimensional drawings, which are useful for consumers focusing on kitchen redesign and planning, can be exported in PDF format to ensure proper placement, size, and design.

Ralph Eli Joins Vent-A-Hood’s Hall of Fame

Vent-A-Hood celebrates employee Ralph Eli’s 20th anniversary

In December, Vent-A-Hood celebrated employee Ralph Eli’s 20th anniversary and induction into the Vent-A-Hood Hall of Fame. The occasion included a ceremony at corporate headquarters and CEO Skip Woodall presenting him with a ring and a name on the esteemed Hall of Fame plaque. Eli is the latest inductee into a growing club that has come to represent the dedication and loyalty of an incredible workforce for the Vent-A-Hood manufacturing family. As a proud Made In America institution, the company continues to pride itself on the long-standing jobs that have attracted and kept the best skilled workforce in the industry.

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New Ads Highlight Uncompromising Dedication to Ventilation

Vent-A-Hood rolls out a new ad campaign in 2017

Vent-A-Hood rolls out a new ad campaign for 2017. The campaign’s theme is “Uncompromising,” with the first ad recently appearing in Retail Observer. The ads highlight Vent-A-Hood’s uncompromising dedication to kitchen ventilation, which drives the company to constantly improve and innovate. Be on the lookout for ads in the nation’s best industry trades where each ad highlights a different aspect of Vent-A-Hood products that continue to make the brand a leader in cooking ventilation.

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Honoring Ed Gober

Vent-A-Hood dedicated its showroom and learning center to the late Edward C. Gober.

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On November 21, Vent-A-Hood proudly dedicated its showroom and learning center in honor of the late Edward C. Gober, a beloved longtime past employee. His exemplary commitment and service to the company paved the way to educate our North American distributors, appliance dealers, and kitchen designers on the Vent-A-Hood product line and our superior patented technology. That focus continues as we host some 500 guests from across our distributor network in our learning center every year. (Pictured L to R: Blair Woodall, partner; Miles Woodall III, CEO; Blake Woodall, partner; and James Adams, Vice President of Sales for Vent-A-Hood.)

New Hires and Promotions

Vent-A-Hood, the company that created the modern residential range hood, has announced several new hires and promotions throughout the year:

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nh-jasonduron-500x600Jason Duron has been hired as a Regional Account Manager Sales. Duron, who started at Vent-A-Hood in September, is responsible for increasing sales in the southeast region. His goal is to educate accounts in his region about the topnotch Vent-A-Hood products.
nh-jasonduron-500x600Irma Jaques has been hired as Director of Human Resources. Jaques, from Coppell, TX, is PHR certified since 2004 and has worked in Human Resources for more than 20 years in the manufacturing, telecommunications and healthcare industries prior to coming to Vent-a-Hood in July. As the Director of Human Resources for Vent-a-Hood she is responsible for the HR strategic planning which includes: staffing plans, compensation, benefits, training, payroll, performance management and development for all of the company’s employees.
nh-jasonduron-500x600Lisa Ward is now the Executive Assistant to CEO Miles Woodall III and VP of Marketing Blake Woodall. Ward, from Health, TX, joined Vent-A-Hood in early March. She previously worked at Jimmy Dean Meat Company and Metromedia Restaurant Group, then took time off to focus on raising her two daughters, and decided to return to the corporate world to work for the pioneer in kitchen cooking ventilation.
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nh-jasonduron-500x600Bill Woodall has been promoted to Regional Sales Director for the Midwest. Woodall, who has been with Vent-A-Hood since 2011, is responsible for furthering distributor relationships and managing all sales activities in the upper Midwest territory. His goal is to educate accounts in his region about premium Vent-A-Hood products and to maintain close working relationships with those contacts. He will also be assisting with marketing and other sales tasks along with special projects.