Pascal Doucet named Chairman of the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association (WMIA). First Canadian elected to this position.
May 25 2021
May 20, 2021 - Doucet
Machineries is pleased to announce the nomination of Pascal Doucet as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association (WMIA), for a term of two years which began on May 5th at spring 2021 meeting in Memphis, TN. Pascal Doucet, Vice President of Sales at Doucet
Machineries, is first Canadian to be named Chairman of the association's Board of Directors. He has been a member of
the Board of Directors for seven years, including four years on the Executive Committee.
is with pride that I undertake this mandate. Today, we are moving into a more
positive future. Fortunately, contrary to most, our industry has been going
through the pandemic with success. The challenges are great, however, and how
pivotal this moment is for the association, as expanded staff support,
extensive association management experience, and coupled with the Board’s
industry expertise are the perfect recipe for the organization to accelerate
its growth and increase its impact. In this context, I aspire to make a
difference and bring my entrepreneurial values. And, certainly to benefit the
Canadian industry. "
Expresses Pascal Doucet.
Since 1978, the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association (WMIA) has represented importers and distributors of woodworking machinery and ancillary equipment in North America. WMIA is the recognized voice and serves as the essential communication link between suppliers and manufacturers. WMIA is the co-owner of the International Woodworking Fair (IWF), the largest woodworking industry show in the United States, and co-sponsors the annual Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC).
The Atlanta Show (IWF) is one of the largest events in the world for the woodworking industry, with a strong presence in specialty sectors such as: architectural millwork, cabinetry, flooring, furniture manufacturing, engineering products, windows and doors, machinery, tools and metals, plastics, and more. The IWF attracts a worldwide base of participants with strong North American representation.
The future of the woodworking industry is a concern. Therefore WMIA in collaboration with Doucet Machineries is contributing to the industry's sustainability by awarding a $1,000 scholarship to the students of the École du Meuble et de l'Ébénisterie de Victoriaville. Through a selection process based on academic performance and career orientation, students can register and stand out from the jury formed by teachers and leaders of the school and representatives of the industry such as Pascal Doucet. This involvement shows the importance of preparing the future of the industry and our youth.
About Doucet Machineries
Doucet is a North American leader in the design, manufacturing, and integration of advanced solutions for companies involved in the woodworking industry. Doucet has been recognized by its many innovations offering a wide range of high efficiency machinery solutions.
Doucet employees specialized production, engineering and administrative staff. The manufacturing plant has 56 000 square foot and is located in Daveluyville which is approximately halfway between Montreal and Quebec City, in the Province of Quebec, Canada.
Gilles Doucet founded the company in 1974 and was joined by Elieude Pelletier in 1984 as co-owner . Since 2008, the company is managed by the second generation, Danny Pelletier, CEO and Pascal Doucet, Vice President Sales, both of whom joined the company in the 90's.