Woodworking Network has engaged the services of woodworking industry veteran Rich Christianson to assist with marketing and promotion of the Wood Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo (WMS), Oct. 31-Nov. 2 in Mississauga, ON; Wood Pro Expo (WPE), Oct. 17-18, in Lancaster, PA; and other Woodworking Network productions. Christianson will leverage his nearly 35 years of experience writing about the woodworking industry to provide a steady flow of audience-engaging content and marketing services to support the success of Woodworking Network’s impressive line-up of trade shows and conferences, which also includes the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo (CCCE) co-located with WPE in Arlington, TX,  March 11-13, 2020; Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvré (SIBO), April 23-25, 2020 in Drummondville, QC; and the Executive Briefing Conference (EBC), Nov 8-10, 2020 in Colorado Springs, CO.  Christianson has toured more than 250 woodworking operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia and has written extensively on woodworking technology, design and supply trends. He has also directed and promoted dozens of woodworking trade shows, conferences and seminars. “We greatly welcome the addition of Rich to our team,” says Tim Fixmer, President and CEO of Woodworking Network. “His vast industry experience and intimate knowledge of managing and promoting woodworking events strengthens our ability to orchestrate successful shows for our exhibitors and attendees alike.” Christianson, Owner of Richson Media LLC, a Chicago-based communications firm focused on the industrial woodworking sector, says, “I’m thrilled to reunite with Woodworking Network to help out, including with some of the events that I was personally associated with including WMS and the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo. I have a deep appreciation for the power and importance of events to connect wood product manufacturers and suppliers so that they can grow their businesses and ultimately advance this great industry.” www.woodworkingnetwork.com