Meet the 40 Under 40 at the Leadership Reception
Woodworking Network 40 Under 40

Honorees of the Woodworking Network 40 Under 40 will be recognized at the special Leadership Reception, scheduled to take place 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Aug. 22, the day prior to the official start of the IWF Fair in Atlanta.

“We hope that as attendees and exhibitors prepare for IWF 2022, the 40 Under 40 Leadership Reception is included on their calendars. We are excited to invite the entire industry to celebrate with some of the youngest, best, and brightest contributors to wood products manufacturing in North America. This year’s team of honorees will join 242 alumni who have been recognized with this distinction in the past,” said Tim Fixmer, president and CEO of CCI Media, the parent of Woodworking Network.

This year marks the seventh annual awarding of the 40 Under 40, which celebrates the next generation of industry professionals who are making an impact on wood products manufacturing in North America. Those selected have been recognized by their peers for their achievements and innovations in the categories of productivity, profitability, social good, ingenuity, innovation, peer inspiration, product development, organizational leadership, or another area. Past honorees have been involved in the cabinet, residential furniture, contract/office furniture, closets/home organization, architectural woodwork, retail fixtures, and wood components markets, as well as related organizations. Profiles of the past honorees can be found at

The Class of 2022 Woodworking Network 40 Under 40 is sponsored by PaintLine.


“This generation of woodworking industry leaders has faced challenges and uncertainty on a grand scale in the last few years,” said Harry Urban, FDMC publisher. “Nevertheless, they have managed to prosper, inspire, educate, and innovate. Congratulations to all of the Woodworking Network 40 Under 40 nominees and honorees.  The best is yet to come for these folks!”

“Being selected as a 40 Under 40 Honoree carries far more than the distinction of public industry recognition,” added Fixmer. “Membership in this elite group has several tangible benefits: In addition to the Leadership Reception in Atlanta in August, this year we are also pleased to announce that each 2022 honoree will receive free admission to this year’s Executive Briefing Conference to be held at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in September. And, beginning in 2022, all alumni from prior years will receive a 40 percent discount to each annual Executive Briefing Conference in recognition of their outstanding achievements.”

2022 honorees will be recognized at the Leadership Reception, to be held on Aug. 22 in Atlanta, the day prior to IWF, and at the Executive Briefing Conference, Sept. 15-17, in Colorado Springs. Honorees also will be featured in the FDMC/October Leadership issue.

Information on the EBC is available at
For information on the 40 Under 40 or the Aug. 22 Leadership Reception visit

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


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