Wayne Inman Former Outside Sales - Charlotte Metro
Wayne Inman, retired from ITC Millwork in 2020. He is a native of North Carolina and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Arts with a concentration in Wood Technology and Minor in Art from Appalachian State University. After graduation, he began his career in furniture manufacturing working in the furniture industry for 12 years. With the decline of the furniture industry in the United States, Wayne transitioned his skills and experience to the millwork business. For over 33 years, he used his design skills and creativity for prominent sports and business professionals throughout North and South Carolina. His background in art and manufacturing to this day gives him the ability to communicate with architects, interior designers, and builders because he enjoys serving as a methodological resource to the building community.
I’ve known Wayne since 1999 when I was “wet behind the ears” (his words, not mine) carrying doors up to the third level on an install crew he sold. He gleefully watched me struggle & took part in further harassment as the Install Supervisor sent me on fool’s errands, looking for bubble pumps & the like.
Fast forward to 2019 & I can fondly look back on the past 20 years as ones where I’ve grown to know Wayne both as a valued co-worker & friend. I could always rely on his unparalleled product knowledge as he was always willing to share & teach others. You could always count on Wayne to have an opinion, but he never came across as a know-it-all or demeaned others for knowing less. Wayne was fearless & never shied from a difficult task. Sure, he might have taken a while to return voicemails a time or two, but he was always honest with clients & vendors alike when working on sorting out a challenging situation, trim application, etc.
There are many stories to tell. Many involve golf, favorite ways of calculating complex radius applications, skiing (me trying to keep up with Wayne primarily), and his favorite bourbons. The common thread to them is that Wayne was valued both in and out of the workplace, and I appreciated all that he meant and still means to myself and ITC Millwork.
Wayne has left a void at ITC, no doubt. However, he poured knowledge into us for many years, and we are proud to carry on his legacy. We will continue to make him proud. Shane Higginbotham, COO
Wayne was a joy to work with. He was always willing to teach and educate where he could. Wayne also had an excellent eye for design and making a project come together, sometimes from a sketch on a napkin. I learned so much from Wayne and am so thankful for the time we worked together. Jenny Taylor, VP Inside Sales