Meet the honorees of the Wooden Trade 40 Underneath 40 Class of 2021, introduced by Woodworking Community. This yr marks the sixth annual awarding of the 40 Underneath 40, which celebrates the following era of business professionals who’re making an impression on wooden merchandise manufacturing in North America.
“It’s our distinct pleasure to once more acknowledge a few of the finest and brightest contributors to wooden merchandise manufacturing in North America with our sixth annual class of 40 Underneath 40 honorees. This yr’s inductees be part of the 200 alums from prior years, forming a bunch of enterprising people destined to advance our business to satisfy the everchanging challenges of the longer term,” stated Tim Fixmer, CEO of CCI Media, the mum or dad of Woodworking Community.
This yr’s class of Wooden Trade 40 Underneath 40 consists of wooden merchandise producers, suppliers, builders, designers, and educators, from all sides of the woodworking business, together with: cabinetry, furnishings, architectural woodwork, closets/dwelling group, and wooden parts.
“It’s at all times exhausting to slender down the checklist to 40 honorees and 2021’s entries have been no exception. Among the many entrants are extremely profitable entrepreneurs, advertising specialists, extraordinary woodworkers, educators, and almost-rookie workforce members,” stated Harry City, FDMC writer. “Whereas coping with COVID personally and professionally, this yr’s nominees have efficiently navigated provide chain volatility, led and motivated workforce members, and contributed to their communities. Cheers for the Class of 2021!”
View the slideshow (organized in alphabetical order) to search out out extra about this yr’s class of honorees.
The 2021 honorees will likely be profiled on WoodworkingNetwork.com and within the October challenge of FDMC journal. They will even be acknowledged at business occasions together with the Leadership Reception in Las Vegas, July 19, the day previous to the AWFS Honest, and a reception on the Executive Briefing Conference, Sept. 8-10, on the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado; 2021 honorees additionally will obtain a complimentary registration to EBC.
Plaques for the 2021 Wooden Trade 40 Underneath 40 are being supplied by Epilog Laser.
The 2021 honorees in alphabetical order are:
Kelly Barefoot, franchise proprietor of ShelfGenie of Coastal Carolinas • Luke Barnett, govt director, Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute • Janelle Berman, proprietor/associate, Amber Millwork Ltd. • Sean Biloski, proprietor, Iron Oaks LLC • Renfro Carranza, Microvellum administrator at Panel Specialists, Inc. • Jimmy Carroll, basic supervisor, Ruck Cupboard Doorways • Marty Coleman, woodshop supervisor, Slim Gate Woodworks • Robbie Davis, CEO, Delta Millworks • Derek DeGeest, president, LestaUSA & DeGeest Corp. • Elizabeth Dick, director of Gross sales & Advertising, TigerStop • Bennett Dipzinski, Gross sales & Advertising supervisor, Hocker North America • Adam Doran, Design supervisor, Closet America • Robert Edelbach, vice chairman, Crimson Star Cupboard Co. • David Honest, CEO, Third Bench • Kevin Finney, proprietor, Vantage Customs LLC • Nathan Guffey, president, Guffey Cabinetry & Guffey Programs LLC • Roger Harry, principal/CEO, Invoice Truitt WoodWorks • Will Holsappel, basic supervisor & associate, Windmill Cupboard Store Ltd. • Dave Hoppe, undertaking engineer, Dynamic Wooden Options • Austin Jackson, director of Gross sales & Distribution, SurfPrep Sanding by Dixon • Seth Johnson, vice chairman, Leeman Architectural Woodwork • Frankie Jordan, CEO, The Washington Woodworking Co. • Ben King, president, Quarry View Constructing Group • Michael Laurysen, manufacturing supervisor, Laurysen Kitchens Ltd. • Steven McNeilly, nationwide gross sales supervisor, Cefla North America • Madelyn Melchert, Nehemiah’s Workshop woodworking instructor, Church Hill Actions and Tutoring • Andrew Moretti, president, RFP Design Group Inc. • David Niemczyk, regional board supervisor, Würth Baer Provide Co. • Jonny Nikolic, CFO, Specialty Laminates • John Parker, Engineering supervisor, Halkett Woodworking Inc. • Eddie San Juan, Again Finish Operations supervisor, E.F. San Juan • Joe Schumacher, vice chairman of Operations, Stevens Industries Inc. • Abi Shaffer, director of Advertising at Leuco Instrument Corp. • Alex Staalner, model supervisor for Brookhuis America Inc. • Justin Stabb, proprietor of Stabb Designs LLC • Alexandra Sustaita, Finance supervisor, Panel Specialists, Inc. • Mario Tellez, senior technician, CNC Manufacturing facility • Justin Trewitt, proprietor of Dapper Woodworks • Justin Whitaker, product supervisor, Genesis Merchandise Inc. • Tara Whitlock, gross sales account supervisor for Häfele America Co.