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The Ralph B. Baldwin Award

Descriptions and Winners

The WMMA® Baldwin Award is named for Ralph B. Baldwin, long-time member and Past President of the WMMA®. During his career with Oliver Machinery Company and his involvement with the WMMA®, Ralph exemplified the kind of commitment that really makes an Association function at, or near, its peak potential. It is in the spirit of Ralph Baldwin's vitality and dedication to the woodworking industry that this award was created — to recognize those who have contributed similar levels of involvement and to encourage others to do the same. The award's significance can be quickly determined by the prestigious list of recipients.

Nominate the individual you believe is deserving of this prestigious industry recognition. The award seeks to honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the industry, regardless of their affiliation with WMMA. Some activities that warrant consideration are: leadership in WMMA or the IWF Board, active committee involvement, innovations introduced to the industry, and participation in programs that benefit the industry.

1983
Arthur R. Segal

1984
John A. Gillespie

1985
Thelma L. Watson

1986
James S. Carroll

1987
Gordon L. Schuster

1988
Steele C. Cameron

1989
M. Dana Baldwin

1990
Peter G. Kohler

1991
Don White

1992
Wally Bair

1993
Todd A. Herzog

1994
Raymond S. Vold

1995
Steven A. Segal

1996
Jeff Y. Cromeens

1997
George W. Delaney

1998
Charles R. Onsrud

1999
Frank W. York

2002
Howard W. Grivna

2000
Russell McBroom

2001
Michael C. Burdis

2003
Samuel L. Berliner & Sheldon I. London

2004
John D. Zinn

2005
Charles A. Granger

2006
Kenneth R. Hutton

2007
Kenny Moffatt

2008
Peter Perez

2010
James E. Laster

2012
Tom C. Onsrud

2014
John S. Satagaj, Esq.

2015
John Schultz

The Ralph B. Baldwin Award of Excellence is presented annually during the WMMA® Business Session at the Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC).