Awards Recognition

Mike Elebash named one of Woodworking Network's 40 under 40

June 26, 2023

Join us in congratulating Mike Elebash for making the 2023 "40 Under 40" list for Woodworking Network! He has made remarkable contributions to the woodworking industry and American Woodmark Corp.

With a bachelor's degree in Wood Science and Forest Products, Mike possesses a strong background in manufacturing and has consistently demonstrated his creativity, leadership, and commitment to sustainability.

Throughout his career at American Woodmark Corp., Mike has held various roles, including Regional Quality Manager, Regional Field Operation Manager, and Corporate Product Manager. In these positions, he has showcased his ability to drive productivity, profitability, and organizational leadership. He has also exhibited a deep understanding of the industry's challenges and opportunities.

Mike's impact on American Woodmark has been substantial. He played a pivotal role in implementing an advanced internal quality measurement system, which improved customer satisfaction, profitability, and the overall customer experience. He also contributed to the enhancement of the field service lead quality review process, resulting in improved visibility and performance.

Furthermore, Mike spearheaded the development of a field service application that streamlined scheduling and GPS location programs, leading to increased efficiency in delivery, installation, and service trip scheduling. As the Product Manager, he consistently pushes the marketing organization to explore innovative ways to meet customer needs while maintaining internal capabilities and efficiency.

Overall, Mike's exceptional leadership, innovative thinking, and dedication to positive change make him a deserving candidate for recognition on the 40 Under 40 list. His contributions have not only benefited American Woodmark but have also made a significant impact on the woodworking industry as a whole.

"I am extremely proud of Mike’s achievements at American Woodmark over the last 15 years. Winning the ’40 under 40’ award is well-deserved and is a testament to his dedication and contributions to the organization. Mike’s commitment to excellence and his outstanding work ethic has been noticed by everyone he works with. Congratulations, Mike, on this well-earned achievement." Bob Arslan, Director of Product Management

"I was very surprised, but I’m proud and honored to see my efforts recognized at the industry level. My career has been a fun journey, and I can confidently say I couldn’t have accomplished much of it without my teammates. I hope my recognition as a ‘40 Under 40’ serves as inspiration for the next generation of leaders! It's proof that by focusing on your work and doing the right thing, you will accomplish more than you ever set out to do!" Mike Elebash, Manager, Product Management

Read the full article here, and be sure to check out our post on LinkedIn!

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