Volume 46, Issue 2 - March 2007

Most Influential People in the Millwork Industry

Edward B. Addison III
Carolina Lumber & Supply Co.
504 Plaster Ave. NE 
Atlanta, GA 30324
Age: 47; Years in business: 26
Children: Edward B. IV, Will, Halle
Education: University of Georgia, BS Economics
Work History: Carolina Lumber Co., millwork manager, 1 Year; Jeld-Wen Millwork Dist, territory manager, 7 years; Addison Corp., territory manager, 18 years
Hobbies: Golf, hiking, tennis, time with kids
Personal Hero: Bruce Springsteen

Don Ammons 
Shamrock Trading
3550 Round Barn Blvd., Ste. 208
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Age: 47; Years in business: 22
Married to: Jennifer
Children: James 28, Eric 19, Lindsey 6, Donavon 2 ½
Education: Military-College level exam program, 3 years credit towards a business degree
Work History: Shamrock Trading, sales manager, 5 years, sales, 2 years; Global Pacific, sales, 2 years; Carter Holt Harvey N.Z., North American sales manager, 6 years
Hobbies: Foreign language study, martial arts

William J. Borgelt, Jr 
Wise Corp.
13170 92nd St. 
North Largo, FL 33773
Age: 43; Years in business: 11
Married to: Julie
Education: Pinellas Vocational Technical Institute, certified machinist
Work History: Wise Corp., operations and product development manager, 5 years; production manager, 4 years; builder machinist, 2 years
Hobbies: Golf
Personal Hero: Abraham Lincoln

Raford Cade
Moulding Associates Inc.
933 Hensley Lane
Wylie, TX 75098
Age: 80; Years in business: 59
Married to: DorothyChildren: Roger 53, Julie 51, Jeff 49
Education: Wellington High School, graduate, Kansas State College (attended), Kansas University (attended)
Work History: Moulding Associates Inc., founder and chief executive officer, 26 years, Cade Pioneer Co., founder, 17 years
Hobbies: Passionate traveler, experiencing foreign cultures
Personal Hero: Franklin D. Roosevelt

Nick Carter
WoodWare Systems
800 Ridge Lake Blvd., Ste. 300
Memphis, TN 38120
Age: 54; Years in business: 17
Married to: Shelly
Children: Ryan 25, Bradley 21, Lindsey 18
Education: University of Memphis, BBA Marketing
Work History: WoodWare Systems, president, 17 years; Indesys Communications, regional manager, 3 years; Adacom Corp., regional manager, 3 years; Cylix Communications Corp., regional director, 6 years; Rhodes Lauck and Associates, sales manager, 4 years
Hobbies: Golf, getting kids out of college
Personal Hero: My father, who was my best friend and rich in: faith, integrity, patience, humor and love.

Tim Cornett
Holston Builders Supply Inc.
645 E. Main St.
Kingsport, TN 37660
Age: 48; Years in business: 26
Married to: KathyChildren: Kurt 26, Kenny 20
Education: (unnamed) 2 years
Work History: Holston Builders Supply I, purchasing, facilities, door shop manager, 22 years; Sequoia, sales associate, 4 years; 84 Lumber, sales associate, 1 year
Hobbies: Woodworking, singing, antiques
Personal Hero: My wife, because she is my biggest supporter and best friend.

Lois Diederich
Distribution Management Systems Inc (DMSi)
11823 Arbor St.
Omaha, NE 68144
Age: 39; Years in business:17
Married to: PatChildren: Patrick 7, Lauren 5
Education: University of NE-Lincoln, BB Business and Accounting
Work History: Swanson Russell, advertising system manager, 2 years; DMSi, customer support, 5 years, agility product manager, 12 years
Hobbies: Reading, walking, children’s sports
Personal Hero: The many people who motivate me to appreciate what I have and do the best I can at everything.

Doug Feeney
PrimeLine Inc.
314 Reynolds Rd. Building 4
Malvern, AR 72104
Age: 64; Years in business: 10
Married to: Doreen
Children: Brian, Mark
Education: University of Denver, Master’s
Work History: PrimeLine Inc., president and owner
Hobbies: Golf, football, baseball, travel

Frank Fitts III
Fitts Stair Components
2211 Greensboro Ave.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Age: 49; Years in business: (not provided)
Married to: Christine
Children: Frank Fitts IV 19, Madeline 17, Grace 13
Education: University of Alabama
Work History: Fitts Stair Components, owner until purchased, various positions in family
Hobbies: Deep sea fishing, golf

Steven Goldstein
First Impressions International Inc.
4811 Lyons Technology Pkwy 18
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
Age: 52; Years in business: 8
Married to: Monica
Children: Ross 13, Tony 28, Nicholas (grandson) 1 ½
Education: Glenrock High School, graduate; Bergen Community College, 2 years; Glassboro State, 1year
Work History: First Impressions International Inc., president, 8 years; Elegant Hardware, director of sales, 9 years; Bath Design Center, sales manager, 3 years; Harrington Brass Works, sales manager, 18 months; Hardware Designs, sales, 2 years
Hobbies: Reading, stamp collecting, golf, inventing
Personal Hero: My wife, for being amazing.

Jim Grow
JEG Sales Inc.
10208 S. Shadow Circle
Olathe, KS 66061
Age: 55; Years in business: 32
Married to: Peggy
Children: Jamee Grow-Bradfield 32, Scott 31, Steven 21, Craig 26, Ryan 24
Education: Illinois State University, BS
Work History: JEG Sales Inc., president owner, 14 years; Armstrong World Industries, sales/management, 9 years; Adam Wholesale/Middle Atlantic, millwork sales manager, 6 years; Stanley Door, sales manager Southeast, 2 years; Therma-Tru Door, Eastern sales manager, 2 years; MW/Biltbest Windows, vice president, sales/marketing, 2 years
Hobbies: Running, golf
Personal Hero: My mother Margaret and father John Grow.

Don Hall
Don Hall and Associates
617 Catalina Dr.
Waco, TX 76712
Age: 75; Years in business: 55
Married to: Joann
Children: Leann, Laurie, Lana
Education: Abilene Christian University, BS General Business
Work History: Don Hall and Associates, owner, 18 years; Ideal Millwork, director sales and marketing, 2 years; Prestige Millwork, owner, 2 years; Visador Co., executive vice president, 35 years
Hobbies: Singing, hunting, fishing
Personal Hero: My father J. D. Hall, Jr., an innovator in the millwork industry who made prehung door units, fingerjointed wood and doorlites.

David Janik
Neuens Fredonia Lumber Co.
441 Fredonia Ave.
Fredonia, WI 53021
Age: 46; Years in business: 28
Education: UW White Water, BS Business and Psychology
Work History: Neuens Fredonia Lumber, president, 6 years; general manager, 4 years, (Random Lake Location) manager, 4 years, sales, 4 years
Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, building projects
Personal Hero: My father Jack Janik, for his keen business insight.

Benjamin Liu 
A.H. Furnico
5801 W82nd St., Suite 111
Indianapolis, IN 46278
Age: 45; Years in business: 7
Married to: Amy
Children: Rebecca 19, Catherine 16
Education: Vanderbilt University, Ph. D.
Work History: A. H. Furnico Inc., president, 7 years; Flavoron Inc., president, 8 years; University of Shezbrooke, associate professor, 1 year; Brookhaven National, lab research associate, 18 months
Hobbies: Sports, basketball, camping, traveling, chess
Personal Hero: Bill Gates

Robert A. Mathes, Jr.
Andersen Logistics
3001 E. Kemper Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45241
Age: 62; Years in business: 36
Married to: Diana
Children: Kelly 37, Robert III 36
Education: University of Cincinnati, BBA Accounting/Finance
Work History: Andersen Logistics, center manager, 6 years; Adam Wholesalers, general manager, 20 years
Hobbies: Golf, cooking, grand kids
Personal Hero: My father and Ronald Reagan.

Robert Mitvalsky
Builders Automation
12775 Starkey Rd.
Largo, FL 33773
Age: 58; Years in business: 40
Married to: Vicki
Education: Kirkwood College, AA Mechanical Engineering; Mt. Mercy College, BS Business Admin.
Work History: Builders Automation, chief executive officer, 7 years; Chamberlain, vice president, operations, 13 years; Cherry Barrell, plant superintendent, 15 years
Hobbies: Flying
Personal Hero: John Kennedy

Gregory Moffitt
Jamsill Inc.
P.O. Box 485
Talent, OR 97540
Age: 56; Years in business: 24
Married to: SusanChildren: Kimberli 33, Kellei 31
Education: Santa Clara High School, graduate
Work History: Jamsill Inc., president/inventor, 24 years; residential builder, 14 years
Hobbies: Fishing, grandchildren, spending time on the Southern coast of Oregon
Personal Hero: My grandson, Pete Martin, who is a 2-year-old cancer survivor.

Jim Murphy
Strybuc Industries
2006 Elmwood Ave.
Sharon Hill, PA 19079
Age: 52; Years in business: 30
Married to: Maria
Children: Irene 21Education: Drexel University, BS Business
Work History: Strybuc Industries, vice president, 25 years; Delaware Valley Aluminum, sales, 4 years
Hobbies: Basketball, reading, traveling, wine, food
Personal Hero: My father-in-law Pete Pierangeli; my teacher, F. R. Magyar; and Walt Disney

Mary O’Meara Moynihan
J. B. O’Meara Co.
12301 Dupont Ave.
Burnsville, MN 55337
Age: 55; Years in business: 24
Married to: Kevin
Children: Patrick 29, Brian 28, Erin 25, Sean 17
Education: Creighton University, BS
Work History: J.B. O’Meara Co., president, 18 months, credit manager, 20 years, accounts receivable/collections manager, 2 years 6 months
Hobbies: Travel, crossword puzzles, reading, skiing
Personal Hero: My father

Mike Owens
WoodWare Systems
800 Ridge Lake Blvd., Ste 300
Memphis, TN 38120
Age: 46; Years in business: 14
Married to: Kelli
Children: Audrey 14, Kip 12, Celia 10
Education: University of Memphis, MBA Marketing; Christian Brothers University, BS Business Admin.
Work History: WoodWare Systems, vice president, sales and marketing, 14 years; Computer Systems Corp., senior account executive, 4 years; SLC Corp., director of international marketing, 2 years; Christian Brothers University, assistant director of admissions, 3 years; AT&T/Bellsouth, account executive, 2 years
Hobbies: Coaching youth basketball, service work with church and schools, reading
Personal Hero: My wife, for her daily Christian walk and for helping me keep the right priorities.

R. Mark Reasbeck
Coyote Springs Window and Door LLC
8050 S. Arville #101
Las Vegas, NV 89139
Age: 54; Years in business: 11Children: Mark 35, Jason 34, David 27, Sarah 25, Lance 22
Education: Bishop Gormon High School, graduate, School of Hardknocks, on going, Street Smarts, degree in common sense
Work History: Coyote Springs Window and Door, owner, 11 years; Las Vegas Window and Door, general/sales manager, 8 years; Nevada General Window, sales manager, 5 years; Medallion Industries, outside sales, 2 years; private door and trim broker, all aspects, 2 years; (ten-person) door shop foreman, 2 years
Hobbies: Old houses, old cars, quad riding, writing
Personal Hero: My dad (late), Paul Harvey, Billy Graham, Donald Rumsfeld and George W. Bush

Russ Rego
Mirror Reflections Inc.
1588 South 250 East
Kaysville, UT 84037
Age: 47; Years in business: 10
Married to: Mary
Children: Matthew 12, Amber 10
Education: United Brotherhood of Carpenters, 4 year Journeyman’s in Cabinet Making, High School, graduate
Work History: Mirror Reflections, president, 10 years; Michael Weinig Co., service engineer, 8 years; Bringard Mill and Moulding, moulder, operator, 3 years; L. Vaughn Co., journeyman cabinet maker, 9 years
Hobbies: Snowboarding, mountain biking, swimming, golfing
Personal Hero: My mother and father for their “Can do” attitudes.

John D. Reid
Reid & Associates Composite Tech International
1025 19th St., Ste. 10
Sacramento, CA 95814
Age: 68; Years in business: 45
Married to: Carolyn
Children: Margo 42, Maria 40, Griff 35
Education: Gonzaga University, transferred; University of Washington, BA Business Admin.
Work History: Composite Tech. International, president and chief executive officer, 4 years; Reid and Associates, president, 30 years; St. Regis Paper Co., sales manager, 5 years; Simpson Timer Co., sales, 5 years; appointed by president Ronald Reagan to the Industry Sector Advisory Committee for the Export of Lumber and Plywood
Hobbies: Snow skiing, gardening
Personal Hero: My grandfather Peter Schafer and his father Harold Reid.

Tammy L. Richardson
Manning Builders Supply
1600 W New Hampshire St.
Orlando, FL 32810
Age: 25; 
Years in business: 7
Married: Jared
Children: Tyler Lathan Snell
Education: Evans High School, graduate; Valencia Community College, currently enrolled, business major
Work History: Manning Builders Supply, purchasing, 2 years; Smyth Lumber, coordinator, 3 years, sales, 18 months, sales support, 6 months
Hobbies: Tennis, golf, boating, bike riding, shopping, cards, socializing
Personal Hero: My grandfather, Donald Snell.

W. H. (Bill) Roberts
Bill Roberts Sales Inc.
4540 Bordeaux Ave.
Dallas, TX 75205
Age: 65; Years in business: 40
Married to: Mary
Children: William H. IV 36, David W. 33
Education: Texas A&M University, BS Building Products Marketing
Work History: Bill Roberts Sales Inc., owner, 17 years; Continental Door Co., president and chief executive officer, 2 years; Continental Door and Millwork Inc., vice president and previously general manager, 2 years; Custom Door and Moulding Inc., founder; chief executive officer, president and owner, 8 years; Classic Craft Doors, founder and owner, 2 years; Lone Star Wholesale Building Materials Inc., president, 16 years
Hobbies: Golf, photography, music
Personal Hero: George Washington

Charles Sales
Ideal Door Components Inc.
4243 Springrock Cir.
West Linn, OR 97068
Age: 69; Years in business: 40
Married to: Carolyn
Children: Valorie 43, Bonnie 41, Michelle 35
Education: Lyola Extension University (attended night classes); Michigan State University, millwork study course
Work History: Ideal Door Components Inc., chief executive officer, founder, 15 years; Western Marketing and Sales Associates, president, 10 years; Mercer Windows, sales manager, 1 year; Posey Window Co., sales manager, 1 year; Malta Windows, sales manager, 5 years; Huttig Building Products, sales manager, 5 years
Hobbies: Golf, golf, golf, various church committees
Personal Hero: My two older brothers who both served in the armed forces.

Edward “Lee” Schield
Weather Shield Mfg Inc.
1 Weather Shield Plaza
Medford, WI 54451Years in business: 52
Married to: Clarice
Children: Kevin, Mark, Brian
Education: Medford Area Senior High, graduate; Business school, 1 year
Work History: Weather Shield Mfg Inc., president, 52 years; Winter Seal, salesperson, 18 months; Pfaff Window and Door, salesperson, 15 months
Hobbies: Working, fishing, hunting
Personal Hero: I can’t name just one.

Kevin Schield
Weather Shield Mfg Inc.
1 Weather Shield Plaza
Medford, WI 54451Years in business: 31
Education: Northcentral Technical Institute
Work History: Weather Shield Mfg Inc., co-owner, corporate vice president, 27 years; The Peachtree Companies, co-owner, vice chairperson, 6 years; Weather Shield, division establishment
Hobbies: Children/Family, fishing, hunting, boating
Personal Hero: I can’t name just one.

Mark Schield
Weather Shield Mfg Inc.
1 Weather Shield Plaza
Medford, WI 54451
Years in business: 28
Married to: Pam
Education: University of Wisconsin-Superior
Work History: Weather Shield Mfg Inc., co-owner corporate vice president, 27 years; The Peachtree Companies, co-owner, vice chairperson, 6 years; Weather Shield Windows and Doors, sales manager, 1 year
Hobbies: Children/Family, fishing, hunting, golf
Personal Hero: My children.

Ronald L. Smith
S and M Marketing
1237 Crestline Court
Eldorado Hills, CA 95762
Years in business: 25
Married to: Kathleen
Children: Randy Smith 47, Nanette Mainini 42, Lori Goree 45
Education: Oakland City College, AA; California State Hayward, BS; California State East Bay, MA Marketing
Work History: S and M Marketing, owner, 24 years; Weathershield Assembly Division, division manager, 1 year; Caradco, Western regional sales manager, 3 years; S and S Building Supply, chief purchasing agent, 14 years
Hobbies: Reading, deep sea fishing, jazz
Personal Hero: My son Randy Smith.

C. E. “Cliff” Snedeker
C. E. Snedeker Sales
100 N. Missouri Ave.
Clearwater, FL 33755
Age: 67; 
Years in business: 44
Married to: Deanna
Children: C. E. III 41, Clint E. 34
Education: Florida State University, BS Marketing
Work History: C. E. Snedeker Sales, president, 37 years; Kwik-Way Corp., president/owner, 10 years; Armstrong World Industries, sales, 8 years
Hobbies: Fishing, golf, hiking, scuba diving
Personal Hero: Any good leader.

Scott Stover
Carter Lumber Co.
601 Tallmore Rd.
Kent, OH 44240
Age: 38; 
Years in business: 17
Married to: Connie
Education: The Ohio State University, BSBA
Work History: Carter Lumber, district manager, 3 years six months; Yorktowne Inc., territory manager, 7 years; Modern Builders Supply, showroom manager/sales, 7 years
Hobbies: Fishing, camping, hiking, skiing
Personal Hero: Jack Welch

Kenneth Stubert
Computer Associates Inc.
36 Thurber Blvd.
Smithfield, RI 02917
Age: 57; 
Years in business: 42
Married to: Mary Lou
Children: Kenneth 32, Elizabeth 28
Education: Westfield State, BA Economics
Work History: Computer Associates Inc., senior account manager, 7 years; Brockway Smith Co., inside sales, trainer, director, 21 years; William Horner Millwork, buyer, 2 years; Grossman’s, assistant manager, 4 years; U.S. Navy, E5, 4 years; Busy Beaver Building Centers, stock, yard, driver, counter sales, 4 years
Hobbies: Church, traveling, anything to do with cars, reading
Personal Hero: Harry S. Truman

Rick Thaler
OGB Architectural Millwork
3711 Paseo Dr. Norte
Albuquerque, NM 87113
Age: 52
Years in business: 30
Children: Emily 24, Jacob 15
Education: Brighton High School, graduate; various colleges, 3 years
Work History: OGB Millwork, owner, 6 years, estimator, project, general manager, 10 years; Architectural Woodworking, general manager, 3 years; Mountain Woodworks, general manager, 3 years
Hobbies: Hiking, camping, skiing, reading
Personal Hero: My father

Steve Vanderpan
Doorframer Inc.
2634 Goshawk Ln.
Lincoln, CA 95648
Age: 44
Years in business: 2
Married to: Mary Fahey
Children: Jasmine 25, Jeremy 21, Tristan 18
Education: University of California at Davis, BS
Work History: Doorframer Inc., vice president, sales and marketing, 2 years; Galaxy Music, district sales manager, 3 years; Valley Music, district sales manager, 7 years; Alternate Routes Promotions, concert promoter, vice president, operations, 2 years; Calgene Inc., research associate, 8 years
Hobbies: Skiing, golfing, music production
Personal Hero: Wyatt Earp, for his unwavering stance on community, justice and family.

Steve Wagman
J. B. Wagman Sales Inc.
3042 Bosshard Dr.
Madison, WI 53711
Age: 45; 
Years in business: 16
Married to: Ruth
Children: Johnnie 13, Jennifer 10, Robert 8
Education: Edgewood College, MBA; University of Wisconsin, BS Marketing and Management
Work History: J. B. Wagman Sales, president, owner, 14 years; Houston Astros, director of community services, 4 years; Madison Muskies (Class A Affiliate of the Oakland As), general manager, 6 years
Hobbies: Children’s activities, exercising, reading

Todd Woods
DAC Products Inc.
625 Montroyal Rd.
Rural Hall, NC 27045
Age: 52
Years in business: 15
Married to: Lisa
Children: Todd, Jr. 27, Clay Fillers 24Work History: DAC Products Inc., vice president, sales and marketing, 3 years; Atrium Windows and Doors, sales manager, 12 years; Todd’s Menswear, owner, 13 years
Hobbies: Playing jazz music
Personal Hero: Buddy Rich 

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