They’re owners, designers, technicians and salespeople – but above all, they’re innova- tors and motivators who, at
40 years or younger, are already making a
difference in the woodworking industry.
This marks the third year Woodworking Network recognizes the achievements
of special individuals with inclusion in the
Wood Industry 40 Under 40. Nominations
for the class of 2018, sponsored by the
Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America (WMMA), can be submitted through
June 22 at
Along with being featured in the October Leadership edition of FDMC, the 2018
40 Under 40 honorees attending I WF in
Atlanta will receive free registration to an
Aug. 21 Woodworking Network symposium on Closets, Finishing, CNC or Leadership. They will also be recognized at the
Leadership Forum Reception on Aug. 21,
along with members of the 2016 and 2017
class of 40 Under 40 award recipients.
The 40 Under 40 are a diverse group
of achievers, representing a range of
industries including cabinetry, furniture,
• Class of 2016’s Martin Goebel of
Goebel Furniture, who recently opened
the company’s first brick and mortar
showroom and also launched a new line
at the Architectural Digest Design show.
• M. Buell Design’s Matt Buell, also in
the Class of 2016, has become so well-known he’s been featured in promotions
for Festool and others.
• In addition to being honored in 2016
for his efforts at Richelieu and advancing
the closets industry, “Mayor of Hardware”
Ritchie DeMarco received the Association
of Closet & Storage Professional Industry
Pioneer Award in March 2018.
• Class of 2017’s Whitney Pyle, vice
president and CFO at JG Bowers and co-owner of Advanced Cabinet Systems, is a
featured speaker on management topics,
including “The Business Case for Diversity,” at major industry conferences.
• A design engineer for Thomas Riley
Artisan’s Guild, Class of 2017’s Amanda
Geary, completed her licensing exams and
is a Florida licensed architect.
• Marcus Waterworth, Waterworth’s
Woodshop, also has not been idle. Since
being honored in 2017, Waterworth has
expanded the company and hired more
workers. The shop also recently completed
its first project outside the Midwest.
Read more at woodworkingnetwork.
Nominations are still open
Now is the time to nominate a colleague,
friend or yourself. Submit a free nomina-
tion form by June 22 at
tunder40 or email karen.koenig@wood-
workingnetwork.com for information. ✚
Carroll Henning contributed to this article.
by Karen M. Koenig
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Class of 2016 honoree Matt Buell has been featured in advertising promotions for others.