Woodwork Institute names new Fellows

Byron K. Taylor

Photo of Bill Fenstermacher

William (Bill)
Fenstermacher

Photo of Mike Hansen

Mike Hansen

Photo of Bruce Humphrey

Bruce Humphrey

Image of Stanley "Rob" Gustafson

Stanley R. (Rob)
Gustafson

The WI Fellowship Award honors individuals for their lifetime of significant achievements and service to the woodworking industry.

Our most recent inductees are:

Byron K. Taylor *
Taylor Millwork & Stair Company, Inc.

  • President 1956, 1967, 1968
  • 1st Vice President 1954, 1955, 1966
  • 2nd Vice President 1965

William (Bill) Fenstermacher
Wood Connection, Inc.

  • Director 1994-2015, 2017-2018+
  • Vice President 1997-2001, 2004-2007
  • President 2001-2002, 2005-2008
  • Executive Committee 1998-2011, Chair 2004-2011
  • Technical Committee/Chair 2002-2018+

Mike Hansen
S&H Cabinets & Mfg., Inc.

  • Director 1991-1996, 1999-2005, 2006-2012, 2013-2018+
  • Vice President 1996, 2001-2002
  • President 2002-2003
  • Executive Committee 2001-2008, 2010-2018+
  • Technical Committee/Chair 1998, 2002-2018+

Bruce Humphrey
Caseworx, Inc.

  • Director 1995-2007
  • Vice President 1997-2001
  • Treasurer 2001-2018+
  • Executive Committee 1998-2018+
  • Technical Committee/Chair 1997-1999, 2002-2018+

Stanley R. (Rob) Gustafson
Sierra Mill & Lumber Co. **

  • CEO 1994-2016
  • President 1986-1989
  • 1st Vice President 1983, 1985
  • 2nd Vice President 1981-1982
  • Director 1978-1993

* Deceased

** Founding organization

The inaugural class of inductees were named in 2016.

“Since we’re working on the future of the Woodwork Institute, It’s appropriate to honor our past and those early volunteer industry leaders that contributed so much,” Ray Cerulli, then-Chair of the WI Board of Directors, said of the first inductees. “These leaders and their vision to make the Woodwork Institute the industry leader in standards with assurance through certification, are the foundation of our future vision and work.”

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