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John T. Smith

John T Smith

Board Member

Term Expires September 2026

John T. Smith is the CEO of Wood-Mizer Holdings, Inc., an employee-owned global leader in portable sawmill design, manufacture and sales. Wood-Mizer operates factories in the U.S. and Poland and has company-owned branches in 30 countries on six continents. As a seasoned executive, he has set strategy with a focus on sales and profitability growth for his organization, doubling global sales during a four-year period. Mr. Smith has extensive experience as a manufacturing executive specializing in strategic and innovative thinking. He has a track record of prioritizing new technology adoption. He increased capital expenditures to purchase next-generation, highly productive equipment for Wood-Mizer factories. He also sets a high priority on Wood-Mizer’s workforce. He demonstrates a continuing commitment to collaboration and servant leadership, a leadership style that prioritizes serving the team and organization over personal priorities. This includes using lean manufacturing and keeping a steadfast focus on taking care of people. Mr. Smith is a graduate of Purdue University with an Master of Science in industrial administration. He serves on the board of advisors of the Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Indiana MEP Center).


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Created October 25, 2023, Updated February 1, 2024