has a very unique 30 year background in the furniture and
cabinetry business. His work has been commissioned by the
Library of Congress, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and
three historic residences designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The
scope of his work spans the restoration and conservation of
several buildings listed in The National Register of Historic
Places to the fabrication of state of the art recording studios.
He often found himself developing finishing schedules
replicating the 19th century one day and the 21st
century the next.
presented specialty finishing seminars for the Centre for
Advanced Wood Processing of the University of British Columbia,
the Cabinet Manufacturers Association and for the Architectural
Woodworking Institute. He was part of the AWI committee that
developed the current Factory Finishing section for the AWI Cost
Book and is on the skills standards committee of the Woodwork
Career Alliance of North America.
compliment his practical background, he also holds a degree in
Industrial Engineering from Bradley University. He has developed
numerous training videos and software applications for the wood
finishing industry. He is also the author of The College of Wood
Finishing Knowledge and Wood Finishing 2.0.