John Leininger is a third-generation woodworker who studied formally with Ian Kirby after receiving his B.A. from the University of Kentucky. He has been president and CEO of Leininger Cabinet & Woodworking, Inc. since 1985. He currently serves on the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) Board of Directors and has been Chairman of the AWI Education Committee for the past eight years. John’s company has collaborated and networked with numerous other firms to complete jobs that are outside of his company’s scope and size. He has helped to establish a climate of trust within his local AWI chapter to encourage cooperation over competition.