2024 Wood Industry 40 Under 40: See who made the list
Wood Industry 40 Under 40

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa - Woodworking Network announces the honorees of its 40 Under 40 Class of 2024. This year marks the ninth annual awarding of the 40 Under 40, which celebrates the next generation of industry professionals who are making an impact on North American wood products manufacturing, design, sales, services and education.

Those selected have been recognized by their peers for their achievements and innovations in the categories of: productivity, profitability, social good, ingenuity, peer inspiration, product development, organizational leadership, or another area. Approximately 130 submissions were received and evaluated by a team of Woodworking Network editors. Due to a tie, there are 41 honorees this year.

“Once again, we are so impressed with the remarkable talent, dedication, and commitment shown by this year’s honorees. It is so satisfying to realize that this level of talent continues to be drawn to our industry, providing us with the reassurance that all that we have worked so hard to achieve, has such a brilliant future at the hands of these young professionals. We are truly honored to recognize each of them and welcome them into the fold of the more than 320 alumni who represent the best and brightest among wood products manufacturers," said Tim Fixmer, president and CEO of CCI Media, the parent of Woodworking Network.

"We are so proud of this year’s 40U40," said Ryan Wagner, publisher of FDMC. "They have accomplished so much and are great representatives for our industry, their companies, and communities. It is such an amazing group from many different backgrounds. Their stories are examples of hard work, determination, and success. It is our pleasure to honor them with this distinction."

The 40 Under 40 Class of 2024 is sponsored by PaintLine and Allmoxy.

Those named to this year's class are (in alphabetical order):

Cale AlbersWaterworths Woodshop Inc.waterworthswoodshop.com
Craig BauslaughColumbia Cabinetscolumbiacabinets.com
Katelyn BesonenWood Machinery Systemswoodmachinerysystems.com
Sarah BuceyInovabedinovabed.com
Lyndsey CampbellNCSU Hodges Wood Products Technical Service Center (1/2020-5/2024) / Classen Group (6/2024-)research.cnr.ncsu.edu/wptechservices / cassengroup.com
Markenson CharlesPLC Closetsplcclosets.com
Timothy ChristmasGC Laminate Solutions LLC facebook.com/GCLaminateSolutions
Ryan CoePanel/Wood Machinery panelwood.com
Nathaniel DickTigerStop LLCtigerstop.com
Cole EklundInnergy innergy.com
Andy EldredgeMachMotion machmotion.com
Zack FealkSam Beauford Woodworking Institutesambeaufordwoodshop.com
David FeigerNookWoodworkingnookwoodworking.com
Nic FrostFrost CNC Toolingfrostcnctooling.com
Curtis GarrardStevens Industries, Inc.stevensind.com
Scott HartHartley Italia-ICRO USAhartleyitalia.com
Jason HubbleOsborne Wood Products Inc.osbornewood.com
Liz IngebrigtsenSprovieri's Custom Counterssprovieris.com
Fatayi IssahNext Step of West Michigan nextstep-wm.org
Seth JohnsonMarvinmarvin.com
Chris LandryAnton Cabinetryantoncabinetry.com
Joe Leugers Jr.JKL Machineryjklmachinery.com
Julia LopezDoor Masters of Houstondoormastershouston.com
Ashley LuskUneeda Enterprizes Inc.sandpaper.com
Wesley MastCoppes Napanee Cabinet Co.coppesnapanee.com
Patrick MooreThe Professional School of Practical Stereotomyschoolofstereotomy.com
Peter ParentiParenti & Raffaelli Ltd.parentiwoodwork.com
Leah PeatGenesis Products Inc.genesisproductsinc.com
Nick PenroseBYK USA Inc.byk.com
Cathy PittsCabinetworkscabinetworks.cc
Joe PlunkettBenz Tooling benztooling.com
Adam ReedRoseburg Forest Productsroseburg.com
Dylan SalleMetropolitan Woodworkmwoodwork.com
Ashley StanleyBertch Cabinet LLCbertch.com
Chelsea StoyanoffHafele America Co.hafele.com
Logan StuckeySauder Building Productssauderbuildingproducts.com
Corey TigheCT Woodwork LLCct-woodwork.com
Dan VelazquezJ. Joiners LLCjjoiners.com
Eric WagnerWagner Meterswagnermeters.com
Matthew WilliamsSaint Louis Closet Co.stlouisclosetco.com
Jeremiah YoungAkzoNobel


2024 honorees will be recognized at the Leadership Reception, to be held on Aug. 5 in Atlanta, the day prior to IWF (International Woodworking Fair). Honorees also will be featured in the FDMC/October Leadership issue.

Plaques for the 2024 Woodworking Network 40 Under 40 are being provided by Epilog Laser.

Entries to this year's 40 Under 40 were solicited by Woodworking Network through the website, email promotions and via social media. The 2024 class joins an elite group of honorees from 2023, 2022, 202120202019, 2018 2017, and 2016.

For more information on the 40 Under 40 award program, contact Karen Koenig at [email protected].


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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]