Introducing the 2022 Wood Industry Market Leaders, five elite individuals who are helping their companies to navigate supply chain disruptions, higher costs, and employee recruitment and retention, along with a host of other issues facing today’s wood products manufacturers.
Their endeavors also extend beyond the realm of their businesses as they work for the betterment of their respective industries and communities. These include: the creation of a nationally registered apprenticeship program, mentoring efforts, the sharing of knowledge via speaking engagements, industry association involvement, volunteer and philanthropic endeavors, and other efforts.
Listed below are links to the stories behind this year’s leading executives, including the influencers, insights and efforts that have made them a success and helped earn them recognition by Woodworking Network and their peers.
The 2022 Wood Industry Market Leaders are (in alphabetical order):
• Lisa Carlquist, president, Artisan Custom Closets
• Kelly Dame, president & CEO, Woodgrain
• Daniel Drapeau, president & CEO, Miralis
• Scott Prillaman, senior vice president-U.S. Operations, Hooker Furnishings
• Kelly Victor-Burke, owner/CEO, Burke Architectural Millwork
Now in its 14th year, Woodworking Network’s Wood Industry Market Leaders program pays tribute to outstanding men and women in North America who have made an impact, not only at their companies, but within the wood products industries, including: cabinetry, residential and contract furniture, architectural woodwork, closets and home organization, components, retail fixtures, windows and doors. Since 2009 more than 90 people have shared their stories, their goals and their advice with us. (View the complete list of Market Leader honorees since 2009)
For additional information on the Market Leaders program or to nominate an individual for recognition, email [email protected]. Also visit WoodworkingNetwork.com/Market-Leaders to read more on this year’s class, as well as past Market Leader honorees.
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