2016 Wood Industry Market Leaders revealed
October 11, 2016 | 3:39 pm CDT
2016 Wood Industry Market Leaders
2016 Wood Industry Market Leaders(clockwise from upper left): Farooq Kathwari, Ethan Allen Interiors; Paul Wellborn, Wellborn Cabinet; Todd Wegman, Stevens Industries; Sylvain Garneau, Groupe Lacasse; Brian Preston, Lamon Luther; Rick Thaler, OGB Architectural Millwork; Bob Lewis, Closet & Storage Concepts; and Jack Lansford Jr., Decore-ative Specialties.

Meet the 2016 Wood Industry Market Leaders, an elite group of woodworking professionals successfully meeting competitive and economic challenges facing North American businesses, and turned them to their advantage. The companies under their leadership are thriving – a fact highlighted by the number of firms included in this year’s FDMC 300 listing. These elite individuals also will be honored at a recognition event. Stay tuned for more details.


Farooq Kathwari, chairman, president & CEO, Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.

Paul Wellborn, president & CEO, Wellborn Cabinet Inc.

Todd Wegman, president, Stevens Industries Inc.

Sylvain Garneau, chairman & CEO, Groupe Lacasse

Jack Lansford Jr., president, Decore-ative Specialties

Bob Lewis, CEO, Closet & Storage Concepts/More Space Place

Rick Thaler, president, OGB Architectural Millwork

Brian Preston, founder & director, Lamon Luther

(Click here to view a list of previous years Wood Industry Market Leaders.)

On the links above find the stories behind this year’s leading executives: the influences, insights and strategies that earned them recognition. The endeavors of these leaders also extend beyond the realm of their businesses, to working for the betterment of their respective industries and their communities, through volunteer efforts, philanthropic endeavors, or work in creating jobs to help those not as fortunate. For more on the Wood Industry Market Leaders, visit WoodworkingNetwork.com/Market-Leaders. These elite individuals also will be honored at a recognition event. Stay tuned for more details.

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Karen Koenig | Editor

Karen M. Koenig has more than 30 years of experience in the woodworking industry, including visits to wood products manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As editor of special publications under the Woodworking Network brand, including the Red Book Best Practices resource guide and website, Karen’s responsibilities include writing, editing and coordinating of editorial content. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media. She can be reached at [email protected]