Dane Floyd, Veneer Services
Dane Floyd, Veneer Services

Dane Floyd, CEO of Veneer Services, has joined the roster of expert presenters at the IWF Veneer Symposium. 

A mechanical engineer with over 35 years in the forest products industry, Floyd brings his knowledge and experience to the conference to discuss the latest veneer splicing machinery. Starting in procurement and engineering, and advancing to VP of Manufacturing before founding his own company, Dane has seen a lot of good and bad machinery. He will discuss proper machinery choices and production layouts to ensure success. 

Floyd's presentation complements the August 23, day-long Veneer Symposium in Atlanta, which examines the the highly profitable service segment that can lead  to new and better customers - if you are well-versed in the specialized requirements of veneer.  

Presented by the Woodworking Network and FDMC magazine and is offered in conjunction with IWF 2016. The event takes place the day before the full IWF show opens.

Speakers also include award-winning veneer artisans Paul Schurch of Schurch Woodwork and Keith Morgan of Bespoke. Both have won multiple awards in the prestigious Veneer Technologies Craftsman’s Challenge.

Also on tap will be industry experts Dave Ortmayer from Italpresse, Alan Hubbard from Veneer Technologies.

Schurch, who is known for elegant and creative custom furniture, is also recognized for pushing the envelope of what can be done with veneer even to the point of making veneer wearables. He is also exploring the use of new glues and veneering techniques with wide applications.

Morgan specializes in veneered cabinetry for the highest of upscale clientele. His work draws business from an international audience willing to pay for the best work. He will talk about important design considerations when working with veneer. He will also share advice and tips on how to effectively market veneer work to affluent clientele.

Hubbard will give attendees a solid introduction into how veneer is made and what they need to know to select veneer. Ortmayer and Floyd will focus on the kinds of equipment that can make veneer production fast and efficient and matched to the size of your operation.

The event will be moderated by Will Sampson, editor of FDMC magazine, and he promises plenty of opportunities for participants to interact and network with the experts and other participants in the symposium.

For more information or to register, go to  iwfatlanta.com/Education/VEN.