Meet the 2021 Laureates of the Woodworking Industry 40 Under 40 Class, Announced by Woodworking Network. This year marks the sixth annual 40 Under 40, which celebrates the next generation of industry professionals impacting wood product manufacturing in North America.
“It is with great pleasure that we once again recognize some of the best and brightest contributors to wood product manufacturing in North America with our sixth annual class of 40 under 40 awardees. This year’s inductees join 200 alumni from previous years, forming a group of enterprising individuals destined to advance our industry to meet the ever-changing challenges of the future, ”said Tim Fixmer, CEO of CCI Media, the parent company of Woodworking Network.
This year’s 40 under 40 lumber industry class includes wood product manufacturers, suppliers, developers, designers and educators from all facets of the lumber industry including: cabinetry, furniture, architectural woodwork, closets / home organization and wood components.
“It’s always difficult to narrow the list down to 40 winners and the 2021 entries were no exception. Among the attendees are very successful entrepreneurs, marketers, amazing carpenters, educators and near-beginner team members, ”said Harry Urban, editor of FDMC. led and motivated team members and contributed to their communities. Well done for the 2021 promotion! “
Watch the slideshow (listed in alphabetical order) to learn more about this year’s promotion.
The 2021 winners will be presented on Woodworking network.com and in the October issue of FDMC magazine. They will also be recognized at industry events, including the Executives Reception in Las Vegas, July 19, the day before the AWFS, and an executive information conference reception, September 8-10, at Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado; The 2021 winners will also receive a free registration to EBC.
Plates for the timber industry 2021 40 Under 40 are supplied by Laser epilogue.
The 2021 winners in alphabetical order are:
Kelly Barefoot, Franchise Owner ShelfGenie of Coastal Carolinas • Luke Barnett, Executive Director, Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute • Janelle Berman, Owner / Partner, Amber Millwork Ltd. • Sean Biloski, Owner, Iron Oaks LLC • Renfro Carranza, Microvellum Administrator at Panel Specialists, Inc. • Jimmy Carroll, Managing Director, Ruck Cabinet Doors • Marty Coleman, Carpentry Shop Supervisor, Narrow Gate Woodworks • Robbie Davis, CEO , Delta Millworks • Derek DeGeest, President, LestaUSA & DeGeest Corp. • Elizabeth Dick, Director of Sales and Marketing, TigerStop • Bennett Dipzinski, Director of Sales and Marketing, Hocker North America • Adam Doran, Director of Design, Closet America • Robert Edelbach, Vice President, Red Star Cabinet Co. • David Fair, CEO, Third Bench • Kevin Finney, Owner, Vantage Customs LLC • Nathan Guffey, President, Guffey Cabinetry & Guffey Systems LLC • Roger Harry, Director / CEO, Bill Truitt WoodWorks • Will Holsappel, Managing Director and Partner, Windmill Cabinet Shop Ltd. • Da ve Hoppe, Project Engineer, Dynamic Wood Solutions • Austin Jackson, Director of Sales and Distribution, SurfPrep Sanding by Dixon • Seth Johnson, Vice President, Leeman Architectural Woodwork • Frankie Jordan, CEO, The Washington Woodworking Co. • Ben King, President, Quarry View Building Group • Michael Laurysen, Production Manager, Laurysen Kitchens Ltd. • Steven McNeilly, National Sales Director, Cefla North America • Madelyn Melchert, Carpentry Professor Nehemiah’s Workshop, Church Hill Activities and Tutoring • Andrew Moretti, President, RFP Design Group Inc. • David Niemczyk, Regional Council Director, Würth Baer Supply Co. • Jonny Nikolic, CFO, Specialty Laminates • John Parker, Engineering Director, Halkett Woodworking Inc. • Eddie San Juan, Director of Back-End Operations, EF San Juan • Joe Schumacher, Vice President of Operations , Stevens Industries Inc. • Abi Shaffer, Director of Marketing at Leuco Tool Corp. • Alex Staalner, Brand Director for Brookhuis America Inc. • Justin Stabb, Owner of Stabb Designs LLC • Alexandra Sustaita, Financial Director, Panel Specialists, Inc. • Mario Tellez, Senior Technician, CNC Factory • Justin Trewitt, Owner of Dapper Woodworks • Justin Whitaker, Product Manager, Genesis Products Inc. • Tara Whitlock, Sales Manager for Häfele America Co.