Robert T. O’Keefe, former president and CEO of National Sash and Door Jobbers Association, now the World Millwork Alliance, died June 15, 2017 in San Antonio, Florida. Bob led the NSDJA/WMA for over 22 years until his retirement in 2002.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria; five children; and eight grandchildren.
World Millwork Alliance (WMA), an acknowledged leader in the millwork distribution industry, will hold the 53rdAnnual Convention & Tradeshow, October 7th– 11th, 2017, in Charlotte, NC. WMA’s premier event attracts industry leaders and key decision makers; including millwork distributors, manufacturers of products and services, and sales representatives. Over the course of three days, millwork industry professionals will come together in networking and education events, attend business meetings and visit exhibits at the Charlotte Convention Center and at WMA’s host hotel, The Westin Charlotte Hotel. The convention program schedule provides this years’ line up of education speakers, featured keynote speaker, forum groups, networking events and exhibit hall hours.
World Millwork Alliance sadly expresses the loss of Vernon Earl Potter who passed away January 11, 2017, almost attaining the age of 88.
For more than four decades, Dallas Wholesale has been a WMA member. A pioneer in the millwork industry, Vernon Earl Potter will be missed by his family, friends, and the millwork community.
It is with a heavy heart and much sadness that World Millwork Alliance informs the WMA membership that loyal member and friend of WMA, George Edward Kessel, Jr. passed away.
Many in the millwork industry remember George Kessel as President of Morgan Wightman Supply Company. A distributor member company who supported WMA since 1993. George was an active contributor and a true leader of WMA. George volunteered his time to serve as an association officer for four years as WMA Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair until 2013. George participated in several strategic plans, and remained active in the association financials as a committee member through 2016.
It is with sadness that World Millwork Alliance informs WMA members that Thomas R. Kerr II passed away.
Many in the millwork industry remember Thomas R. Kerr II who worked in sales and purchasing for Reeb Millwork in Bethlehem, for over 30 years. Tom will be missed by WMA members and all in the millwork industry. Our condolences and go out to the Kerr Family. Read Full Obituary
World Millwork Alliance (WMA), an acknowledged leader in the millwork distribution industry, will hold its 52nd Annual Convention & Tradeshow from October 9th – October 13th, 2016, in Phoenix, Arizona. At this premier event, the Global Millwork Industry will be represented by industry leaders and key decision makers; including millwork distributors, manufacturers of products and services, and sales representatives who will be united at the Phoenix Convention Center and the Sheraton Grand Phoenix Hotel. Read More