LINCOLNSHIRE, IL - Wood Products magazine announces its selection of the 2013 Market Leaders for the woodworking industry. Featured in the December issue, the six individuals are: Hank Menke Jr., president and CEO of Office Brands Inc.; Neil Balter, founder of Organizers Direct; Kent Gilchrist, president of Fremont Interiors; Bastien Larouche, president, CEO and founder of Ro-Bois-Tic; Gene Ponder, founder of Master WoodCraft Cabinetry; and Peter Kleinschmidt, president, CEO and chairman of Stiles Machinery Inc.

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“Market Leaders don’t just react to challenges, they find ways to turn them to their advantage. They seek opportunities to improve and grow not only their businesses, but the industry as a whole,” said Bill Esler, editorial director. “These six individuals demonstrate the dedication, perseverance and ingenuity that characterize a Market Leader.”

This marks the fifth consecutive year that Wood Products has recognized Market Leaders in industry segments including: cabinetry, office/contract furniture, residential furniture, architectural woodwork, closets/home storage, wood components and fenestration.

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The 2014 Market Leaders will be announced in next year's Wood Products December issue, the Wood Industry Almanac.

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