Here are the 2022 Wood Industry Market Leaders, five elite people who are helping their companies manage supply chain disruptions, higher costs, employee recruitment and retention, and a host of other issues facing today’s wood product manufacturers.
Their efforts also extend beyond the realm of their businesses as they work for the betterment of their respective industries and communities. These include: the creation of a nationally registered apprenticeship program, mentorship efforts, knowledge sharing via speaking engagements, involvement of industry associations, volunteer and philanthropic efforts, and other efforts.
Below are links to the stories behind this year’s top leaders, including the influencers, ideas and efforts that made them successful and helped get them recognized by Woodworking Network and their peers.
The market leaders in the wood industry in 2022 are (in alphabetical order):
• Lisa Carlquist, President, Artisan Custom Closets
• Kelly Dame, President and CEO, Woodgrain
• Daniel Drapeau, President and CEO, Miralis
• Scott Prillaman, Senior Vice President of US Operations, Hooker Furnishings
• Kelly Victor-Burke, Owner/CEO, Burke Architectural Millwork
|Lisa Carlquist, President, Artisan Custom Closets|
|Kelly Dame, President and CEO, Woodgrain|
|Daniel Drapeau, President and CEO, Miralis|
|Scott Prillaman, Senior Vice President of US Operations, Hooker Furnishings|
|Kelly Victor-Burke, Owner/CEO, Burke Architectural Millwork|
Now in its 14th year, the Woodworking Network’s Woodworking Industry Market Leaders program honors outstanding men and women in North America who have made an impact, not just in their businesses, but in industries. wood products including: cabinetry, residential and contract furniture, architectural woodwork, cabinetry and home organization, components, retail fixtures, windows and doors. Since 2009, more than 90 people have shared their stories, goals and advice with us. (See the complete list of Market Leader winners since 2009)
For more information about the Market Leaders Program or to nominate someone for recognition, email [email protected]. Also visit WoodworkingNetwork.com/Market-Leaders to learn more about this year’s class, as well as past market winners.