Meet the 2017 Wood Industry Market Leaders

Meet the elite: The 2017 Wood Industry Market Leaders.

Representing all facets of the woodworking industry, this distinguished group of Market Leaders meets the competitive, legislative and economic challenges facing the North American wood products industry, and maneuvers them to their advantage. Under their watchful eyes, the companies at which they work have thrived, a fact highlighted by the number also included in the FDMC 300 listing of top firms.

The noteworthy endeavors of this group extend beyond the realm of their respective businesses, as they volunteer their time and efforts for the betterment of the industry and the general community.

On the links below are the stories behind this year’s leading executives, including the influencers, insights and strategies that earned them recognition. The 2017 Wood Industry Market Leaders are: Elliot Germany, Panel Specialists Inc.; Kevin McCoy, National Office Furniture; Dan Tafoya, Tailored Living; Kelly Shotbolt, Arauco North America; Dave Bashor, Flexsteel Industries Inc.; John Gahm, Kitchen Kompact; and Kathryn Constantine, Brown Wood Inc.

Also visit for more on all the Market Leader recipients, plus information on the new Leadership Forum.

Elliot Germany, president & CEO, Panel Specialists, Inc.

Dan Tafoya, president, Tailored Living

Kevin McCoy, president, National Office Furniture

Kelly Shotbolt, president, Arauco North America

Dave Bashor, director of Manufacturing, Flexsteel Industries Inc.

John Gahm, vice president Manufacturing, Kitchen Kompact

Kathryn Constantine, vice president, Brown Wood Inc.

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



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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]