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Bill Esler
ConfSenior Editor

Bill wrote for, FDMC and Closets & Organized Storage magazines. 

Bill's background includes more than 10 years in print manufacturing management, followed by more than 30 years in business reporting on industrial manufacturing in the forest products industries, including printing and packaging at American Printer (Features Editor) and Graphic Arts Monthly (Editor in Chief) magazines; and in secondary wood manufacturing for

Bill was deeply involved with the launches of the Woodworking Network Leadership Forum, and the 40 Under 40 Awards programs. He currently reports on technology and business trends and develops conference programs.

In addition to his work as a journalist, Bill supports efforts to expand and improve educational opportunities in the manufacturing sectors, including 10 years on the Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation; six years with the U.S. WoodLinks; and currently on the Woodwork Career Alliance Education Committee. He is also supports the Greater West Town Training Partnership Woodworking Program, which has trained more than 950 adults for industrial wood manufacturing careers. 

Bill volunteers for Foinse Research Station, a biological field station staddling the border of Ireland and Northern Ireland, one of more than 200 members of the Organization of Biological Field Stations.

Monkey Bar Storage Systems offers comprehensive garage organization

The idea for Monkey Bar Storage began in 1999 when entrepreneur, Jared Newman found that while he had the square footage needed to park a car in his garage, he didn’t have the space. When he couldn’t find a solution that allowed him to store everything in his garage and still have a place to park, he decided to create his own. Jared went to work building a storage system that would be sturdy, easy to use, and space efficient. The concept not only worked in his own garage, but started to catch on with others in his neighborhood. This led to the beginning of Monkey Bars in 2002.