Wood Industry Market Leaders

Now in its 14th year, Woodworking Network's Wood Industry Market Leaders pays tribute to outstanding men and women that have made an impact, not only at their companies but within the various wood products industries: cabinet, residential furniture, contract furniture, architectural woodwork, store fixture, home organization and components. Since 2009, more than 90 industry professionals have shared their influencers, insights and strategies that earned them recognition.

This elite group has met the competitive and economic challenges facing North American companies and turned them to their advantage. Their endeavors also extend beyond the realm of their businesses, to working for the betterment of their respective industries and their communities, through volunteer efforts, philanthropic endeavors, or work in creating jobs to help those less fortunate.

Read the stories behind these leading executives: the influences, insights and strategies that earned them recognition. The full list of movers and shakers in the woodworking industry, as recognized by Woodworking Network, can be found here.

 
Recognized in 2022 for their achievements in the workplace, industry and community are (pictured beginning top left): Kelly Dame, president & CEO, Woodgrain; Daniel Drapeau, president & CEO, Miralis; Lisa Carlquist, president, Artisan Custom Closets; Scott Prillaman, senior vice president-U.S. Operations, Hooker Furnishings; and Kelly Victor-Burke, owner/CEO, Burke Architectural Millwork.
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Recognized in 2021 for their achievements in the workplace, industry and community are (pictured beginning top left):  Luke Elias, president, Muskoka Cabinet Co.; Alicia Barker, president, Organizers Direct Industries; Edward San Juan, president, E.F. San Juan Inc.; Sam Bell Steves, president, Steves & Sons; Edward Galt Steves, CEO, Steves & Sons; and Scott Grove, owner, Scott Grove (Imagine Grove Woodworking and Green Grove Design).
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Meet the 2020 Wood Industry Market Leaders Recognized in 2020 for their achievements in the workplace, industry and community are (pictured beginning top left): Bill French, owner of Wood-Mode LLC; Michael Evans, president and CEO at Bestar-Bush; Andrew Campbell, president and CEO of Eastern Millwork Inc.; Wendy Scott, co-founder of Boutique Closets and Cabinetry; Kent Bowie, president and CEO at Metrie; and John Bray, CEO of Vanguard Furniture.
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Since 2009, Woodworking Network has paid tribute to market leaders in the wood products industry that have made an impact — not only at their own companies but also on the industry as a whole. Represented are persons from all segments of the secondary woodworking industry, including: residential furniture, contract/office furniture, cabinets, closets/home storage, store fixture, architectural woodwork, window and door, and wood components. Click on the names to view their stories.
 

The Wood Industry Market Leaders is an audience recognition program and the selection of honorees is done by the editors of Woodworking Network based on input from industry associations, editorial recommendations and submitted nominations. The next call for nominations is June 1, 2023. Those interested in submitting nominations are asked to contact Karen Koenig at [email protected]. Current and past Market Leaders are recognized in the October "Leadership" issue of FDMC, online and at industry events.

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Meet the 2021 Wood Industry Market Leaders

The 2021 Wood Industry Market Leaders are (in alphabetical order): Alicia Barker, president, Organizers Direct Industries; Luke Elias, president, Muskoka Cabinet Co.; Scott Grove, owner, Scott Grove (Imagine Grove Woodworking and Green Grove Design); Edward San Juan, president, E.F. San Juan Inc.; Edward Galt Steves, CEO, Steves & Sons; and Sam Bell Steves, president, Steves & Sons.