TORONTO - July 22, 2015 – Woodworking Machinery & Supply (WMS) Expo organizers have a named an industry education advisory panel to help enhance the education component of its upcoming wood industry conference and expo being held November 4-7 at the International Centre.  Panel members:
  • Andreas (Andy) Gombäz, Branch Manager, Felder-Group Ontario 
  • Sepp Gmeiner, Partner, Lignum Consulting Corp
  • Prof. Dennis Harlock, Program Coordinator / Wood Programs, Conestoga College
  • Wes Love, President, Taurus Craco Machinery Inc.
  • Iain Macdonald, Mng. Director, University of British Columbia / Centre for Advanced Wood Processing
  • Kevin Tratt, General Manager, Blum 
  • Dawn Wilson, Association Manager, Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Association
The education advisory panel will work with WMS producer Woodworking Network and conference partners - Lignum Consulting and the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP) – to develop and evaluate the WMS Nov. 4 all-day conference programming along with the free educational sessions being offered to attendees on the expo floor November 5-7.
The International Centre near Toronto. 
“As part of our commitment to support and grow Canada’s wood industry, WMS intends to be a platform for educational efforts to improve wood industry business operations,” said Bill Esler, WMS conference coordinator, “We’re grateful to our panel for their support and direction.”
Industry 4.0, the long-term full factory automation strategy that was the talk of LIGNA 2015, will be among the major themes for educational opportunities at WMS 2015.
About Woodworking Network:
Available digitally, on-line and in-print, Woodworking Network provides custom and production woodworkers information, education, inspiration and community.  In addition, Woodworking Network connects to its audience through live events – Cabinets & Closets Conference and Expo and Canada’s biennial Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo (WMS).  Part of Vance Publishing, Woodworking Network also produces – the woodworking industry’s guide to best practices –also available in print.   

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