2013 AWFS® Board (front row, l-r) Wade Gregory, Joan Kemp (handing off the gavel), Angelo Gangone (Executive V.P., AWFS®), Dave Golling, Kevin Corder, (second row) Michael Williams, Philip Martin, Dan Hershberger, Steve Regele, (third row) Robert Slater, Don Bigelow, Rob Howell, (fourth row) Archie Thompson, Gene Valcke, Ed Fiantaca, Kevin Bedell
2013 AWFS® Board (front row, l-r) Wade Gregory, Joan Kemp (handing off the gavel), Angelo Gangone (Executive V.P., AWFS®), Dave Golling, Kevin Corder, (second row) Michael Williams, Philip Martin, Dan Hershberger, Steve Regele, (third row) Robert Slater, Don Bigelow, Rob Howell, (fourth row) Archie Thompson, Gene Valcke, Ed Fiantaca, Kevin Bedell

ANAHEIM, CA – Wade Gregory of Flakeboard America was named as the new president of the Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS). The new 2013 Board of Director’s was recently installed at the Wood Industry Conference (WIC), held in Tempe, AZ.

Additional board members include: Archie Thompson, from Spectrum Adhesives, who will serve as Vice President; Philip Martin, of Hafele, as Secretary Treasurer and Dan Hershberger from Stiles Machinery will serve as the 2013 Trade Show Chair.

Joan Kemp, of CP Adhesives, Inc., will stay on the Board as Immediate Past President after serving as the President of AWFS since February of 2008. She was honored during WIC for her years of service to the wood industry, in a presentation by John Henderson, on behalf of the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association.

Continuing as Board members through 2015 are Kevin Bedell, ABAD Foam, Inc; Kevin Corder, Froedge Machine & Supply Company, Inc.; Ed Fiantaca, Accurate Technologies; Rob Howell, SCM Group North America; Steve Regele; Blum, Inc.; Robert Slater, Stiles Machinery, Inc. and Gene Valcke from Hanes Industries.

New Board members include Don Bigelow of Vero Software Limited, Dave Golling from Royal Plywood Co. and Michael Williams, Festool USA.

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