Best Hiring Practices
Friday, August 26th from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Session Code: BMG22
Location: B301 (located in Building B - Level 3)
Presented by: Cabinet Makers Association (CMA)
Speakers: Matt Krig, President: Northland Woodworks; Jack West: Federated Insurance and Karl Rudisser, President/CEO: Blum
Learn from this lively panel discussion focused on the latest methods to recruit and keep the best employees for your shop and business. Learn to accurately describe what you are looking for, how to advertise and finally how to keep the right people.
About the Speakers:
Matt Krig is the President of Northland Woodworks
Jack West works for Federated Insurance
Karl Rudisser grew up in the western mountains of Austria, near the border of Switzerland and Germany.
After completing an apprenticeship program at Doppelmayer, a world leader in ski lift manufacturing, and working for various industrial machine builders, he earned a degree in mechanical engineering.
In the mid 70s he started working for Blum in the sales and marketing field at their headquarters in Austria and worked for two years at their London subsidiary.
In 1978 moved to Charlotte NC to start Blum Inc, the USA subsidiary.Blum is a worldwide leader in kitchen cabinet hardware with sales over 1.75 billion US dollars worldwide. Today Karl Rudisser is President and CEO and leads the US operation which has over 390 employees and has sales of 260 million dollars.
Karl Rudisser is married to Estela, who is originally from Mexico and they have three children all born in Charlotte.
In 2000, he became a US citizen and he is a great promoter for Charlotte as a place to live and do business. Over the past 30 years he has been involved in many civic and business organizations in the Charlotte area. He likes the outdoors, like hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, playing tennis and loves snow skiing.