Composite Panel Group Names New Officers

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 10/16/2013 8:36AM


BALTIMORE, MD - The Composite Panel Association elected new officers and members for its  2014 executive board during its recent fall meeting in Baltimore.

Officers named to the 2014 executive board are: Kelly Shotbolt, Flakeboard, chairman-elect; Grady Mulbery, Roseburg, vice chairman-elect; and Steve Stoler, Boise Cascade, secretary/treasurer-elect. Current CPA Chairman Bryan Wilson, Georgia-Pacific Wood Products, will serve as 2014 immediate past chairman.

Committee members re-elected to at-large terms included: James Hogg, Uniboard; Emilio Ayub, Duraplay; Louis Brassard, Tafisa Canada; and Jeff Johnson, SierraPine. Brian Balkwill of West Fraser will also serve, taking over for Roy Wheaton who is leaving the company.

The group also elected as associate member to the board Ashlee Cribb of Georgia-Pacific Chemicals. Five other associate members were also re-elected: Dale Plante, Momentive; Elliott Savage, Seemac; Linn Yeager, Southern Chemical; Eric Johnson, Omnova Solutions; and Ralf Yobp, Arclin.

New chairman and vice chairman were also named for some CPA committees for 2014. These include: Environmental and Public Affairs Committee Chairman Jake Elston, Flakeboard and Vice Chairman Will Warberg, Plum Creek; Marketing Committee Chairman Rick Troxel, Roseburg and Vice Chairman Ashlee Cribb, Georgia-Pacific Chemical; Production-Technical Committee Chairman Jeff Swartzentruber, Momentive and Vice Chairman Jack Johnson, LP; and Decorative Surfaces Council Chairman Bob Knothe, Toppan Interamerica.



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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 ( She is also a frequent contributor to other Woodworking Network online and print media. She can be reached at or Google+.

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