LOTHAR C. BIRKENFELD, SR.
CEO / Director of Business Development
Lothar began his career in the 1970's and is one of the most seasoned kitchen and custom cabinet executives in the industry with more than 45+ years of experience. Through his influence, “European cabinetry” became a coined phrase and an industry standard in American kitchen design. Lothar has demonstrated successful leadership in the import and manufacture of European cabinetry in the US with companies such as Poggenpohl Möbelwerke GmbH (12 years) and Allmilmö Zeiler Möbelwerke GmbH & Co. KG (20-plus years). In 1982, Birkenfeld became a Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). In 1990, the NKBA also certified him as one of the first 10 Certified Bath Designers (CBD) in the U.S. In 2007, he was inducted into the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s most prestigious award program: the Kitchen and Bath Industry Hall of Fame. Throughout his career, Birkenfeld has completed kitchens for more than 250 high-rises. He is an avid Formula 1 Auto Racing fanatic, and completed his fifth half marathon.
LOTHAR M. BIRKENFELD, JR.
National Projects Sales Manager
Lothar Jr. is National Projects Manager for Bauformat and works both from the headquarters in Glendale, CA as well as the east coast office in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
He brings ten years of kitchen design & project management experience to the company and has handled the coordination and delivery of several multi-unit buildings totaling thousands of individual kitchens. He also has a knack for designing in an extraordinary way, creating each kitchen as its own unique masterpiece. He prides himself in working with modern fitted cabinetry where he gained his experience at Alno and Poggenpohl. Before entering the world of kitchens, Lothar Jr. worked selling b-2-b telecommunication technology services to commercial businesses. In addition to working with developers to furnishing residential towers and multi--unit development homes with Bauformat, Lothar is an avid performer with the Iron Man athletic organization, ranking in the top 10% for his age group.
Marketing & Office Administration
Nathalie has more than 15 years of experience working in marketing, PR, administrative and office management roles. She has come from a diverse background, working for internationally recognized companies like, Polo Ralph Lauren, Vornado Realty Trust and Turner Construction. She handles the day to day administrative operation and bookkeeping for the company. She has B.A. from American University, Washington, DC. Her hobbies include jogging, yoga and other holistic health practices.
Sales & Head Foreman
Wilmer has more than 10 years of experience working with European custom kitchen cabinet brands. Methodical, he is a skilled carpenter and installer and has completed even the most challenging fitted kitchen jobs. He also conducts sales for Bauformat in South Florida and brings his hands-on experience working onsite with multi-unit building buildings to his clients. He is an authorized Miele appliance installer and technician.