PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – Jamison Scott was presented with the WMMA’s Ralph B. Baldwin Award April 27 in recognition of his extensive service to the woodworking industry and the Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America.
Chris Hacker, James L. Taylor Mfg. and president of the WMMA, presented the award to Scott, noting the significance of the award being a clock because Scott had devoted so much of his time over the years in support of the WMMA and the industry as a whole.
Scott is currently executive vice president of Air Handling Systems, a third generation family-owned business in Woodbridge, Connecticut. He has done extensive research on issues related to safety and combustible dust and has made presentations on the subject across the country. He has written many reports on the dangers of combustible dust for a variety of publications domestically and internationally, including FDMC and Woodworking Network. He is a member of the National Fire Protection Association.
A former president of the WMMA, he has long been active in the organization, holding a variety of committee posts. He has spearheaded industry lobbying efforts through the annual Washington, D.C., fly-in, as well as involvement in political and industry organizations dedicated to advancing the modern woodworking industry and promoting the next generation of woodworking business people.
Outside of the woodworking industry, Scott is the father of three children and active in community affairs and church activities.
The WMMA Baldwin Award is named for Ralph B. Baldwin, longtime member and past president of the WMMA. According to a statement on the organization’s website, “During his career with Oliver Machinery Company and his involvement with the WMMA, Baldwin exemplified the kind of commitment that really makes an association function at, or near, its peak potential. It is in the spirit of Ralph Baldwin's vitality and dedication to the woodworking industry that this award was created — to recognize those who have contributed similar levels of involvement and to encourage others to do the same.”