Hi there! I’m Karen Elder, Marketing Manager at SCHOTT North America. I’m responsible for developing and executing marketing and PR strategies for the Home Tech department. I also play a role in product development where I have the opportunity to work with our customers to implement innovation and design. Improving kitchen design is particularly exciting, partially because I love entertaining family and friends and the kitchen is the hub of every dinner party! Before coming to SCHOTT North America, I held communications roles at Coolbaker’s International and I also managed customer relations at CT Innovations. I’m an active member of the Emerald Circle, which supports the efforts of the green building and sustainable living industries. And I earned my bachelor’s degree from the University of Evansville. On the weekends you’ll find me outdoors, traveling, and attending music festivals and concerts.
The United States continues to lag behind in standard global achievement tests, with students ranking below average in math and average in reading and science. Boosting these rankings is no easy ... read more
By: Karen Elder Imagine a future in which your kitchen counter doubles as your stovetop. There are no designated burners, so you can place a pot anywhere on the glass-ceramic surface and boil ... read more
Last year at the Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Association (HPBA) Expo, we showed backyard barbecuers and grill manufacturers something they had never seen before: their steaks, burgers, and hot ... read more
Bacon grease, boiled-over pasta sauce, and baked-on cheddar cheese are just a few of the messes that assault the average stovetop over its lifetime. While gas stoves typically require an abundance ... read more
Wood stoves have kept homes warm for centuries, but today’s wood stove bears little resemblance to its predecessors. Nowhere was this more evident than in the technology and designs on display at ... read more
More than 12 million American households heat their homes with wood stoves, yet 9 million of those stoves are dirty and inefficient. While damaging, this environmental issue doesn’t mean the ... read more
Benjamin Franklin famously invented bifocals and discovered electricity, but less known is his hand in the creation of the modern wood stove. In a time before gas and electric heat, Franklin ... read more