Today’s market leaders are those that meet the economic and competitive challenges facing the wood products industry and maneuver them to their advantage. They seek opportunities to improve and grow their businesses, and go above and beyond to work for the betterment of the marketplace as a whole.

On the following pages you’ll read the stories behind this year’s leading executives: not only their strategies for success, but their influences, achievements and insights. Through their business experience, using new technologies, and looking at the big picture, not only did these executives help lead their companies to greater prominence – but an entire industry as well.

These are your 2013 Market Leaders.

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Gene Ponder, Master WoodCraft, W&WP Market Leader
Gene Ponder
Founder, Master WoodCraft Cabinetry
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Kent Gilchrist, Fremont Interiors, W&WP Market Leader
Kent Gilchrist
President of Fremont Interiors
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Peter Kleinschmidt
President, CEO and Chairman of Stiles Machinery

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Bastien Larouche
President, CEO and Founder of Ro-Bois-Tic.
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Neil Balter
Founder, Organizers Direct
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Hank Menke, Jr.
President & CEO, OFS Brands Inc.
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