IWF promotes two; Holtzclaw new VP and COO - Woodshop News

IWF promotes two; Holtzclaw new VP and COO


Kevin Holtzclaw was promoted to vice president and chief operating officer of the International Woodworking Machinery & Furniture Supply Fair.

Holtzclaw joined the IWF in 1997 after previously working for TAPPI of Atlanta in its events and meetings department. He previously served as sales manager and, most recently, director of sales for IWF.

"Kevin has been a key contributor to our success at the fair. He has led our sales team and has been integral to our operations at IWF. Throughout his 13-year career at IWF, Kevin has surpassed our expectations and is the ultimate team player," says Patrick LaFramboise, president and CEO of IWF.

In his new role, Holtzclaw will be responsible for sales, operations and the point of contact for GES exhibition services and the Georgia World Congress Center.

The IWF also announced that Stephanie Guadagno was promoted to director of administration. Guadagno joined the IWF in 1996 after previously working for Hinman Dental Society of Atlanta in its conference program department. She previously served as manager of administration and operations for IWF.

"Stephanie is a great asset for IWF. She has excelled at every point of her career in the industry and continues to raise the bar in her professionalism and work ethic. We have been impressed with Stephanie from Day One and there is no limit to how far she can go in this industry," says LaFramboise.

In her new role, she will be responsible for day-to-day office administration, hotel negotiations, and the point of contact for IWF's registration and housing vendors.

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