John D. Wagner is a Managing Director at 1stWEST Mergers & Acquisitions, an investment banking and M&A advisory. John focuses the lumber / building material and housing sectors. Visit www.1stWestMA.com
John is CEO of Wagner Media, a leader in technology/product marketing and media relations for the construction and digital marketplaces. Among his clients, Wagner Media counts multiple Berkshire Hathaway ("BRK") companies. Visit: www.WhatAboutWagner.com
At Wagner Media, John's focus is on building products and enterprise IT solutions for government and home builders, the LBM retail/distribution chain, workflow software, and CAD/BIM systems. Clients include MiTek (BRK), USP Structural Connectors (BRK), BuilderMT (BRK), Sales Simplicity (BRK), and BlueTarp Financial.
John is the author of 14 books (including a novel and a book of poetry) and 2,000+ articles (NYT, WSJ, NPR); he is formally editor of the Journal of Light Construction.
Recent work sample: Here is a link to his recent On Work column in The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/04/business/learning-a-foreign-language-called-public-relations.html?emc=edit_tnt_20150103&nlid=9633259&tntemail0=y&_r=1
Speaking and Training. Mr. Wagner is also a very active speaker and trainer who works with major U.S. companies on their green and environmental initiatives, products selection, and training. (See CV and Biog link). His clients, past and present, include Boston Cedar, Kleer, Emery-Waterhouse, Ainsworth, Western Red Cedar Lumber Assn., Harvey, Milgard Windows, Simonton Windows, SFI, Eastman Chemical, Typar, the majority of the regional lumber dealer associations, and many other companies.
John is also an adjunct professor at Norwich University, in both the School of Architecture + Art and the Business School. He teaches graduate-school and undergraduate seminars; his most-recent class taught was Interdisciplinary Environmental Entrepreneurship.
John is the green editor for LBM Journal, the leading voice of the lumber and building material dealer community.
John is formally a columnist for Qualified Remodeler magazine.
John is formally a columnist for Residential Building Products and Technology News.
John is formally the green building columnist for Simonton Windows' newsletter.
John is formally the building science blogger for CabinetIQ and WoodIQ.
John is also a tool inventor, and his invention Vibe-All -- a small-scale concrete vibrator attachment -- can turn any Sawzall or recip saw into powerful concrete vibrator. It is designed for small pours: footers, forms, stairs, pads, and ICFs. Purchase it online at www.Vibe-All.com.