The managing partner at WoodCraft Designers & Builders, Lukasz Wasiak’s efforts have helped grow the Canton, Massachusetts-based architectural millwork firm from $750,000 the first year, to more than $10 million annual sales in six years.
“His work ethic, drive and relentless push for perfection have provided enormous growth for a once small operational woodshop. Now, at 33, he’s had a few years under his belt and while currently shifting into a bigger organizational structure, he still manages to keep a lot of those small business traits in-house. That has really kept the employee morale and bond very strong,” says his nominator.
“While there have been some bumps in the road with growing pains, he’s managed to keep this company together and provide a brotherhood work atmosphere with employees wanting to keep pushing and working hard towards the company goals,” he adds.
“Lukasz, I feel, is motivated by providing owners, clients and businesses with a superior product that they can be proud of. The look on the owners’ face when they see what WoodCraft has designed, built and installed in their spaces is something he lives for. A sense of accomplishment with all the long hours and hard work, to see it all pay off at the end with an extremely happy client.”
Honorees of the Wood Industry 40 Under 40 Class of 2019 have been announced by Woodworking Network. This year marks the fourth annual awarding of the 40 Under 40, which celebrates the next generation of industry professionals who are making an impact on wood products manufacturing in North America.
All facets of the wood products industry are represented in this year’s class, including manufacturers, suppliers, designers and educators.
“For four years we have been celebrating the career paths of the best and brightest young leaders in the wood products manufacturing industry and each year the nominees have been outstanding,” said Tim Fixmer, CEO of CCI Media, the parent of Woodworking Network. “The 2019 class joins more than 120 alumni, all of whom continue to make a profound impact on the industry. Their contributions to the companies and organizations that are blessed with their leadership skills are truly awe inspiring. I have no doubt that the future will be brighter and the industry will be stronger thanks to the 40 Under 40 Class of 2019.”
View the slideshow (arranged in alphabetical order) to find out more about this year’s class of honorees. The 2019 Wood Industry 40 Under 40 is sponsored by Timber Products Co. and Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence: Cabinet Visionand Alphacam.