IWPA Names Squires New Exec VP

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 03/05/2013 10:07AM


Cindy Squires IWPA NMMA ALEXANDRIA, VA - The International Wood Products Association (IWPA) has hired Cindy Squires as its new executive vice president. Squires replaces Brent McClendon who left in December.

Squires previously served as the chief counsel for Public Affairs and director of Regulatory Affairs for the National Marine Manufacturers Association, where she directed its regulatory, legal, and trade programs. In her capacity, she also was active within the Lacey Coalition.

"I am delighted to join IWPA and to lend my voice in support of the many businesses who make up the international wood products industry. I look forward to continuing to build upon IWPA’s strong programs and membership in the coming years," Squires said in a statement.

Warren Spitz, president of IWPA stated,"Cindy will utilize the tremendous skills that she has developed throughout her career in helping us build a broader and stronger membership and communicate to the market the intrinsic value, sustainability and beauty of wood products."

Established in 1956, IWPA represents the North American imported wood products industry. Its members include 200 companies and trade associations engaged in the import and export of hardwoods and softwoods from sustainably managed forests.


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Karen M. Koenig

Karen M. Koenig has more than 25 years of experience in the woodworking industry, including visits to wood products manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As Editor-in-Chief of Woodworking Network magazine (formerly Wood & Wood Products), Karen’s primary responsibilities include spearheading the writing, editing and coordinating of the editorial content of the publication, along with the Red Book resource guide and the Red Book online source and supply directory (RedBookOnline.com). She is also a frequent contributor to other Woodworking Network online and print media. She can be reached at kkoenig@woodworkingnetwork.com or Google+.

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