SEATTLE – Rudd Co. Inc. has appointed Ron Bryze Midwest Regional Manager/Training Manager for the company’s Wood Finishes business unit. In his new position, Bryze will be responsible for further developing the Rudd Wood Finish training program and working with Rudd distribution partners in the Midwest.

Bryze is an industrial engineer with a 38-year background in the woodworking industry. He has presented specialty-finishing seminars for the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing of the University of British Columbia, the Cabinet Manufacturers Association and for the Architectural Woodworking Institute. He has produced numerous training videos and software applications for professional wood finishers. He also teaches classes on a variety of wood finishing subjects and is the author of two books: "The College of Wood Finishing Knowledge" and "Wood Finishing 2.0." He can be reached at