Genesis Products, a leading supplier of laminated panels and components, welcomes Chris Tutuska and Wayne Gordon to the product team at Funder – now a division of Genesis Products acquired in January 2023. Both Gordon and Tutuska are well-known experts in the decorative surface and cabinet space, bolstering Genesis Products’ ability to drive progress on the industrial wood side of their business.
Wayne Gordon will serve as Product Director – Surfaces, with more than three decades of experience in wood-related decorative surfaces, 10 of those years dedicated to the printing industry. Before joining Genesis Products, Gordon spent over 8 years with Decotone Surfaces as their Director of Design and National Speciﬁcations where he developed new materials that included HPL, ﬁlms, acrylics, metals, and acoustical solutions. This will be Gordon’s second position working with Funder, where he’ll be focused on creating surface synergies and enhancements across panel types and cabinet doors.
“After 34 years in the decorative surfaces and gravure printing industries, the creative spark has come back and I am excited to be part of such a dynamic and creative team,” said Gordon.
Chris Tutuska joins Genesis as Product Director focused on Thermally Fused Laminate (TFL) panels and cabinet doors. Chris has held various product development and management positions within the cabinet industry, including at American Woodmark and Wellborn Cabinets over the past decade. With a background in both engineering and industrial design, Tutuska is uniquely suited to drive the product development process, from concept to full-scale commercialization. As Product Director he will be responsible for developing product, strategies and roadmaps, enhancing product oﬀerings and strengthening market position.
“I am thrilled to be joining a company that has a track record of investing in innovative product solutions to drive growth and new revenue streams. It is an exciting time to be at Genesis Products!” said Tutuska.
“As we build oﬀ Funder’s storied past and position ourselves for the future, we’re excited to have Wayne and Chris come alongside the dedicated leadership of Peter Funder and David Moser. We believe there’s no better team to drive this business forward,” Jon Wenger, President & CEO Genesis Products, Inc.
Genesis Products, with the addition of Funder America, is now the most comprehensive laminate panel and component supplier in the U.S. with the ability to meet customers anywhere in their supply chain.
To learn more about their scalable solutions and customer-centric approach, visit genesisproductsinc.com.
About Genesis Products
Founded in 2002, Genesis Products is “Product Driven – People Powered” as a leading supplier of laminated panels and wood components for a variety of industries, including leading manufacturers in the Cabinet & Storage, Store Fixture, Office & Education, Recreational Vehicle, Furniture and Transportation industries. Our products and services include: panel supply, laminated panels, panel processing, interior doors, cabinet doors and components, wrapped moldings, bed parts, closets and shelving, drawer parts, tables & bases, RV interior components, PET molded parts, thermal and acoustic liners, insulators and shields, and assembled store fixtures. Genesis operates 14 plants across the Midwest and East Coast, including the Funder plant in Mocksville, NC. http://www.genesisproductsinc.com