It has been John Conrad’s passion for almost 46 years to combine marketing talent and manufacturing know-how into creating complete furniture concepts. Over his career he has led and directed multiple companies, designing and developing numerous products and collections. Conrad currently serves as Executive Director of the American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD), after having served as its President and Vice President. A past ASFD Pinnacle™ Award winner, he is also the moderator of “Design Between the Lines,” ASFD’s podcast. He holds degrees from both the University of Southern California and North Carolina State University and is a voting member of several ASTM furniture product standards committees, in addition to serving on multiple boards and supporting community projects.