Wood industry 40 Under 40: Honorees announced for 2021

 

This year marks Woodworking Network’s sixth annual awarding of the 40 Under 40, which celebrates industry professionals who are making an impact at their jobs, in the community, and on the North American wood products manufacturing industry. Through innovation, motivation or inspiration, honorees are contributing in the areas of productivity, profitability, social good (locally or globally), ingenuity, innovation, peer inspiration, product development, organizational leadership, or another facet.

Entries were solicited in print, email and online at WoodworkingNetwork.com, with a total of 151 nominations submitted in 2021. The candidates were judged by a team of editors, and the votes tallied.

See who is in this year's class.

The 2021 honorees are profiled on WoodworkingNetwork.com and in the October "Leadership" issue of FDMC magazine. They have also been recognized at industry events including the Leadership Reception, July 19, the day prior to the AWFS Fair, and a reception at the Executive Briefing Conference, Sept. 8-10, at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Special thanks to our Class of 2021 sponsors CNC Factory and Hexagon Production Software: Cabinet Vision and Alphacam.

*For more information on the Woodworking Network 40 Under 40, email Karen Koenig at karen.koenig@woodworkingnetwork.com.

Read the stories behind the 40 Under 40 honorees:

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Read the stories behind this year's standout class of Wood Industry 40 Under 40 honorees. The 2021 40 Under 40 is sponsored by CNC Factory. and Hexagon Production Software: Cabinet Vision and Alphacam.

 

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Read the stories behind 2020's standout class of Wood Industry 40 Under 40 honorees. The 2020 40 Under 40 was sponsored by Timber Products Co. and Hexagon Production Software: Cabinet Vision and Alphacam.

 

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Read the stories behind 2019's standout class of Wood Industry 40 Under 40 honorees. The 2019 40 Under 40 was sponsored by Timber Products Co. and Hexagon Production Software: Cabinet Vision and Alphacam.
 
 

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Read the stories behind 2018's class of Wood Industry 40 Under 40 honorees. The 2018 40 Under 40 was sponsored by the Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America.

 

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Profiles of the 2017 Wood Industry 40 Under 40, the next generation destined to make an impact on the wood products manufacturing industry in North America. The 2017 40 Under 40 was sponsored by Stiles Machinery Inc.
             
 
 

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Wood Industry 40 Under 40 Class of 2016

Profiles of the 2016 Wood Industry 40 Under 40, the next generation destined to make an impact on the wood products manufacturing industry in North America. The 2016 40 Under 40 was sponsored by the Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America.

 

 

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Video: Meet the 2020 Wood Industry 40 Under 40

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The virtual reception honoring the Wood Industry 40 Under 40 class of 2020 is now available on video. The presentation, seen live on Aug. 26, highlights the impact this year's group of 40 industry professionals have made at their jobs, in the community, and on the North American wood products manufacturing industry.