Woodworking Network has opened the call for nominations in its 2017 Wood Industry 40 Under 40 award program, the second annual effort to recognize superstars in the wood manufacturing industry.
 
Help us find the individuals in the next generation of people who are destined to make an impact on the wood products manufacturing industry in North America. We are seeking disruptors, innovators, rebels, those who have broken the rules or worked out of the box to make our industry - or the world - a better place. (Maybe it’s you!) 
 
This could be someone who’s come up with a killer idea, a project, product, and process, perhaps even incubated a business. Good candidates include anyone who is a superstar in any area relating to wood production: programming, design, marketing, manufacturing, research, etc., and creates a vibe around them that inspires others. It's someone who is making a special contribution to their organization, or to our industry as a whole, in areas like:
•    Productivity
•    Profitability
•    Social Good (locally, or globally)
•    Ingenuity
•    Innovation
•    Peer Inspiration
•    Product Development
•    Organizational Leadership
•    Something we missed?
 
Winners from the candidates for Wood Industry 40 Under 40 Superstars will be selected by Woodworking Network’s editorial team. 
 
Once a nomination is submitted, Woodworking Network will contact the candidate and let them know they’ve been nominated, answer any questions they may have, and fill in any additional information required. Candidates must be involved in the wood manufacturing industry, and must have been under 40 in 2017.
Deadline: May 1, 2017
40 Under 40 Superstars (and their nominators) will be invited to the Leadership Conference Reception on July 18 at the 2017 AWFS Fair, where they will be singled out and receive their award plaque.
 
They will also be featured in the AWFS Show Daily newspaper and in the October 2017 FDMC Leadership Issue, and at WoodworkingNetwork.com and on its Facebook site. 40 Under 40 Winners will be invited to networking events at EBC 2017, Wood Pro Expo, and other industry conferences.
 
Honorees also receive a free pass to one of three pre-show conferences at July 18 at AWFS Fair in Las Vegas, and free admission to the AWFS Fair 2017 - a $350 value. Nominate someone now at woodworkingnetwork.com/40under40   Submit your nominations by May 1, 2017