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A regional marketplace for woodworking professionals June 8-10, 2021 | Palm Beach Convention Center, West Palm Beach, FL
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Speaker Bios

 

2020 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

OPENING KEYNOTES 

 

Barry Moltz -  8:00 a.m., June 10

Barry Moltz is small business expert with decades of entrepreneurial experience in his own business ventures as well as consulting countless other entrepreneurs. Moltz, who calls himself the “Unstuck Guy,” has discovered the formula to help business owners move forward by unlocking their long-forgotten potential.

 

Dustin Hunter, CEO of Hunter Trim & Cabinets -  9:00 a.m., June 11

Greg Lutz, Lutz Woodwork -  9:00 a.m., June 12

 


2020 CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

 

Chuck Arnold, KCMA

Chuck Arnold serves as the Director of Certification for the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association.  He is responsible for managing KCMA’s two certification programs – the KCMA/ANSI A161.1 Quality Testing Program, and the Environmental Stewardship Program.

Chuck has worked in the standards and certification industry for more than 25 years.  He previously served as a program manager for Home Innovation Research Labs, affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders. 

 
 
 
 
 
From left: Chris Valenti, Rick Thaler, Matt Wehner, CMA Panel
 
Chris Valenti, CK Valenti Designs

Chris was introduced to woodworking as a child by his father, a union carpenter in New York. While pursuing his college education, Chris worked in residential and commercial renovation for high end homes in Manhattan and surrounding areas in New York. After five years working as an electrical engineer, Chris left the semi-Conductor industry to pursue his passion, and founded Ck valenti Designs in 2005. CK Valenti Designs is an innovative, Chandler, AZ-based general contractor and specialty fabricator. Our engineers and craftsmen work in wood, metal, plastics, lighting, and technology, delivering full service custom solutions for displays, informational exhibits, and fully interactive experiences.

 

Rick Thaler, OGB Architectural Millwork

Bio coming soon..

 

Matt Wehner, Cabinet Concepts by Design

Bio coming soon..

 

 

 
 
Dominic Rubino, ProfitToolBelt.com
 
Dominic’s personal mission statement is – “I am here to change the world. “ As a serial entrepreneur, he knows firsthand the dedication and persistence it takes to succeed and thrive. He is the host of the industry podcast called Cabinet Maker Profit System. On that show, he interviews industry experts and shares usable, real-world tools and strategies we can take back to our offices and shops. Dominic believes that a healthy business climate drives the health of any country. He also believes that business owners are the catalyst for that health. Because they work long and hard for everything they’ve attained they value reality over theory all day long. 
 
 
 

 

Will Sampson, Woodworking Network

William Sampson is a lifelong woodworker, and he has been an advocate for small-scale entrepreneurs and lean manufacturing since the 1980s. He was the editor of Fine Woodworking magazine in the early 1990s and founded WoodshopBusiness magazine, which he eventually sold and merged with CabinetMaker magazine. He helped found the Cabinet Makers Association in 1998 and was its first executive director. Today, as editor of FDMC magazine he has more than 20 years experience covering the professional woodworking industry. His popular "In the Shop" tool reviews and videos appear monthly in FDMC.