Kent Gilchrist is president of Fremont Interiors, Inc., an architectural woodworking firm for residential and commercial markets whose varied and high-end custom work has included pieces for the Indiana Governor’s Residence. By building collaborative networks, Fremont Interiors has been able to successfully complete projects previously thought to be out of reach.
Kent is very active in serving and promoting the industry with an emphasis on support of a sustainable workforce. He is the President of the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) Education Foundation and a past AWI Board President. He serves as chair of the AWI Skills USA Committee and the Technical Chair for the national SkillsUSA Cabinetmaking competition. He also serves on the boards of the Woodwork Career Alliance (WCA) and SkillsUSA Indiana and holds the position of Director of Business and Workforce Development for WCA.