Developing next generation leaders topic of free WMS Live presentation
Leadership WMS Live

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – How to develop employees’ leadership qualities in a wood manufacturing organization is the topic of a free presentation scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo (WMS).

Barry Reid of LMI Canada will take to the WMS Live Stage to share ideas employers can seize to nurture their associates’ ability to lead others to success. Reid will focus on the critical behaviors and skills required to grow future leaders in either the shop floor or the office.

Barry Reid, LMI Canada
Barry Reid

Reid is passionate about guiding individuals and organizations to reach their full potential. He is currently serving the leadership development needs of entrepreneurs and leaders from dozens of organizations in diverse sectors including construction, manufacturing, financial services, retail, and other public and private sectors.

Reid honed his business and leadership skills over 15 years of leading large sales and production teams in four daily newspapers across southern Ontario and launched several publications. Over the years, he has earned a strong reputation in strategic planning, restructuring, process review, innovation, effective collective bargaining, coaching, training and developing managers as well as goal setting and building effective teams. 

The leadership presentation is one of a half dozen educational sessions being produced by the Wood Manufacturing Cluster of Ontario. The WMS Live Stage brings free timely business and manufacturing topics right to the show floor throughout WMS, Feb. 24-26, 2022, at the International Centre.

See the full WMS Live agenda.

About the Wood Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo (WMS)
WMS is world-renowned as Canada’s preeminent industrial woodworking event. For more than four decades, WMS has connected Canada’s woodworking professionals with the world’s most prominent machinery manufacturers and suppliers. WMS 2019 attracted attendees from nine Canadian provinces and two territories.

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The 2019 edition featured 75,000 square feet of exhibit space and more than 175 exhibitors.  According to show management, a new floorplan will be available soon.

For information about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, contact Rich Widick, [email protected]; 630-929-7918.

View the interactive prospectus.

More upcoming Woodworking Network events
Closets Conference & Expo co-located with Wood Pro Expo California, April 27-29, 2022, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, Calif.

Executive Briefing Conference, September 15-17, 2022, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Wood Pro Expo Lancaster, October 13-14, 2022, Spooky Nook Sports Center, Manheim, Pa.

Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvré (SIBO), October 27-29, 2022, Centrexpo Cogeco, Drummondville, Quebec.



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Rich Christianson is the owner of Richson Media LLC, a Chicago-based communications firm focused on the industrial woodworking sector. Rich is the former long-time editorial director and associate publisher of Woodworking Network. During his nearly 35-year career, Rich has toured more than 250 woodworking operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia and has written extensively on woodworking technology, design and supply trends. He has also directed and promoted dozens of woodworking trade shows, conferences and seminars including the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo, Canada’s largest woodworking show.