APA – The Engineered Wood Association names new board member

John Beers III

APA – The Engineered Wood Association Board of Trustees welcomes John Beers III as its newest member.

John Beers III currently serves as the president of the structural panels business at Georgia-Pacific. As a panel industry veteran, Beers acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience over the past 23 years. He began his career in sales with Grant Forest Products in 2002, later joining Georgia-Pacific in 2010 as part of the Grant acquisition. He quickly moved up within the company, rising to president after 13 years.

Throughout his career, Beers has worked on all levels of the supply chain, from supporting builders and distributors to working closely with manufacturing operations. He graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in business administration. He joins the APA Board of Trustees, filling the position vacated by Andy Konieczka’s resignation and move to a new role within Georgia-Pacific. 


“APA deeply appreciates Andy Konieczka’s contributions to the Association,” said APA President Mark Tibbetts. “We welcome John to the Board of Trustees and are grateful for the expertise and leadership he brings.”

The APA – The Engineered Wood Association was founded in 1933 and is based in Tacoma, Washington. The APA represents about 175 plywood, oriented strand board, glulam, cross-laminated timber, wood I-joist, rim board, and structural composite lumber mills throughout North America. Its primary functions are quality auditing and testing, applied research, and market support and development.


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