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AWFS announces new 2020-2021 Executive Committee

 Wednesday, July 8, 2020

AWFS recently announced the appointment of six new members to their Board of Directors at the most recent board meeting: Bob Brown, Executive Vice President for Royal Plywood (Sacramento); Karl Frey, Western Division Manager for Colonial Saw Co.; Brian Hansen, Director of Industrial & Technical Business Development for Gemini Coatings; Randy Jamison, Executive Vice President for Biesse; Hannah Faria Khalaf, Marketing Manager for Surfprep Sanding; and Jonathan Thompson, Sales Manager, E.B. Bradley Co. & West Coast Laminating.

In addition, during that same meeting, the new Executive Committee was chosen:

• President – Dan Hershberger (Products Manager, Michael Weinig Inc.)
• Immediate Past President – Philip Martin (President, 3C-IRM)
• Vice President – Rob Howell (President, WSI Machinery, Inc.)
• Secretary/Treasurer – Michael Cassell (CNC Product Manager, Holz-Her USA)
• 2021 Trade Show Chair – Brian Joyce (Sales and Marketing Manager, Blum, Inc.)

The five remaining members of the AWFS Board will either be continuing the remainder of their first or serving their second (consecutive) three-year term and include: Carla Aguiar, Exhibits and Events Specialist for Bessey Tools North America; Mark Alster, Regional Manager for Leitz Tooling Systems; Joel Boyles, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service for Decore-ative Specialties; and Jim Irving, General Manager for Drawer Box Specialties. Wade Gregory from Columbia Forest Products is a Past President and non-voting member of the Board, serving as a volunteer consultant for the Association.

AWFS Fair caters to the entire home and commercial furnishings industry, including manufacturers and distributors of machinery, hardware, lumber, construction materials and other suppliers to the furniture, cabinet manufacturers and custom woodworkers is scheduled for July 20-23, 2021 in Las Vegas. Over the year, the show has become a critical hub for international commerce in the woodworking industry. The new team will provide guidance and take decisions on the fair execution.

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