Rich Preiss is currently the Director of Laboratories and has held this position for thirty years. In addition to supervising the Labs, he manages and gives instruction in the woodworking and furniture shops. A graduate of the School for American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology, he holds a B.F.A. degree in Woodworking and Furniture Design. Rich is a well-known figure amongst furniture makers, a former contributing editor at Fine Woodworking Magazine, and his furniture has been shown in multiple publications. Rich teaches an elective class, Furniture Design and Making, and supervises independent study projects.