Introducing the 2023 Wood Industry Market Leaders. These elite individuals are successfully helping their companies and the brands they love to not only survive but thrive, all while navigating the economic and other issues impacting today’s top producers.
As these six profiles illustrate, this group also demonstrates creativity, determination, perseverance, and savvy skills to ensure the viability and sustainability of their businesses for years to come. Their noteworthy endeavors also extend beyond the workplace, as they volunteer their time and efforts for the betterment of their respective industries, communities and beyond.
On the links below are 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 2023 Wood Industry Market Leaders are (in alphabetical order):
- Brian Carson, president & CEO, AHF Products
- JW Coady, CEO, Nations Cabinetry
- David Cutler, president, The Closet Works Inc.
- Janet Linly, CEO, Marge Carson Global
- Fred Mortensen, CEO, Mortensen Woodwork Inc.
- Susan Pilato, founder, Mantra Inspired Furniture
About the program
Now in its 15th 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, flooring, components, retail fixtures, and fenestration. Including this year’s honorees, 100 people have shared their stories, goals and advice since the program’s inception in 2009. (View the list of past Market Leader honorees.)
For additional information on the Wood Industry Market Leaders 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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