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ATLANTA (April 24 2019) – ATLANTA – The International Woodworking Fair® (IWF) announced that Bill Esler has been appointed editor for IWF Network News, its e-newsletter launched earlier this year. Esler, who retired from full-time reporting last year, is among the most widely known editors in the wood manufacturing industry.

IWF Network News carries news about technology and advanced materials, and general business developments among suppliers and businesses operating in the commercial wood manufacturing market. It also taps into the knowledge base and expertise of more than 1,000 IWF exhibitors, as well as presentations from the robust educational program delivered at IWF. Launched in February, the newsletter is received by thousands of past and current attendees and exhibitors of IWF, circulating to over 80 foreign countries and all 50 states.

“We created IWF Network News to deliver continuous access to new developments in technologies, materials, and services that happen daily in the woodworking industry,” commented Brian Donahue IWF 2020 Chairman. “Our intent is to foster new opportunities to inform, educate and facilitate growth in our industry. IWF has a unique relationship with the wood industry supply community that gives us access to a first look at new developments for the industry. IWF Network News News is intended to share that with attendees and their colleagues to help them plan and do a better job running their businesses.”

The next International Woodworking Fair will be held August 25-28, 2020 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia USA.

About Bill Esler 

Following 10 years in print production management at Ace Hardware Corp., Spiegel Catalog, and other firms, Bill Esler became a business journalist in 1981 at American Printer Magazine, and after was editorial director at Innes Publishing, Cahners Publishing, and Reed Business Information. He entered the wood industry in 2011 as Editorial Director at Woodworking Network for Vance Publishing, where he grew online audiences dramatically oversaw Wood Products Magazine, Closets Magazine, and Custom Woodworking Business. He also launched the Wood Industry Almanac and developed content for webcasts, streaming video, and social media. In 2014 he added the role of Conference Program Manager for Cabinets & Closets Expo, WMS, and for Symposia Programs for AWFS Fair and IWF. 

Following his retirement in 2018, Esler developed the conference program for EBC 2019, acquired by CCI Media last year. He has also presented at the annual WIC Conference, and is on the Woodwork Career Alliance board.