At the close of day one of the WRLA’s Building & Hardware Showcase, which continues today at the Winnipeg Convention Centre, a gala reception was held next door at the Delta hotel. During the festivities, Murray Finkbiner took to the stage as the WRLA’s 2023 Industry Achievement Award recipient. “Winning the Industry Achievement Award is, for me, an industry pinnacle,” he told the crowd.
A long-time supporter of the WRLA, Finkbiner joined AFA Forest Products in 1988. In 2014, he took over as president and COO, and led the company until its acquisition by Gillfor Distribution in 2022. Finkbiner remained with Gillfor as a senior advisor until his retirement in June of last year.