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CEU Title:
Use of wood in furniture and millwork design and manufacturing.

CEU Description:
This presentation includes wood usage in hospitality furniture, an overview of different types of lumbar, finishing and veneer process.

Company Biography:
Mandy Li Collection® was founded in 1997 and quickly became a trailblazing icon of the hospitality and multifamily industries. They initially offered natural stone and quartz products before expanding their line to include a number of diverse categories like case goods, seating, interior doors, and millwork — manufactured both domestically and internationally. Their factories are located across the globe, including in China, Vietnam, Indonesia, and North America, while their QuickSHIP™ program offers select products that are in stock and ready to ship from their California headquarters. They take pride in creating custom and turnkey solutions, from concept to completion, for all their customers’ interior design, renovation, and furnishing needs. Company founder and President Mandy Li remains passionate about every aspect of the company, from choosing talented and inspiring team members to the company’s superior manufacturing capabilities to their impeccable hospitality industry reputation. They also partner with some of the world’s top design firms and hospitality giants, and over the years have provided services to an expansive and renowned number of luxury global properties, including Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, Mandarin Oriental, high end casinos and more. In 2020, Mandy Li Collection also acquired Vaughan Benz, one of the hospitality industry’s most celebrated furniture manufacturers, thereby further expanding the company’s reach and capabilities.

Presenter Biography:
David Benz, Founder of Vaughan Benz, built a Los Angeles-based custom furniture factory from a small startup to one of the world’s leading manufacturers of bespoke 5-star hospitality furniture. Oversaw production of well over US $100M in high end hotel furniture for international brands including Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Mandarin Oriental, MGM Resorts, Hilton, Marriott, and others. Vaughan Benz furniture is in hotels in major cities in North America, Asia, Middle East and Europe in thousands of hotel rooms as well as public areas. Pioneered offshore manufacturing in China, Vietnam, Indonesia and Mexico. Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 1979

David Benz