Trevor Kruse appointed CEO of the Interior Designers of Canada

The IDC Board of Management has announced the appointment of Trevor Kruse as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Kruse’s 35-year career as a professional interior designer includes nearly three decades of volunteer service on provincial, national, and international boards such as the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO), the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), the Society of British Interior Designers (SBID), and the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI).

Kruse is highly respected in the interior design profession and has made a positive impact with IDC’s allied associations such as the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) and the Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ). To IDC, he brings strong relationships with academia, government, media, industry partners, and design trade shows and events.

“Trevor’s understanding of and passion for the interior design profession is well established,” says Carol Jones, President of IDC’s Board of Management. “We know him as a strong collaborator and a respected leader. He is well positioned to build on the foundational work of Tony Brenders, IDC’s previous CEO and move IDC into the future.”

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While Kruse is in the process of retiring as a professional designer and from his current firm, Hudson Kruse, his official start date as a full-time employee of IDC will be Sept. 1, 2020. Over the next three months Kruse will work part-time with IDC’s board and staff, in a consultancy role, to ensure a smooth transition.

“It has been a personal and professional priority of mine to strengthen and promote the position of the profession of interior design in Canada and around the world and I look forward to devoting all of my time to this passion on behalf of IDC,” says Kruse.