LEESBURG, Va. – The Composite Panel Association (CPA) has selected Andy O’Hare as its new president, effective Aug. 3. He takes over for Jackson Morrill, who announced his plans to resign in April.
O'Hare has more than 25 years of association management experience, most recently with The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), where he was vice president of Public Policy. Prior to TFI, he served as vice president of Government Affairs for the Portland Cement Association and was involved in lobbying efforts at both the federal and state levels on a wide range of issues, including environmental, health and safety, climate change and transportation matters. He began his association management career with the American Petroleum Institute.
"We are pleased to have Andy on board to lead our association. He brings proven expertise in legislative and regulatory advocacy that will serve our industry very well," said Pat Aldred, CPA chairman and lead member of the executive search team. “His considerable professional experience leading associations will complement the strong CPA staff.”
"I am very excited to be taking on this new role and welcome the opportunity to represent the composite panel industry," O'Hare said. "I look forward to continuing to build upon CPA’s impressive reputation within the industry and the North American regulatory community, and to support the membership and its valuable initiatives."
Founded in 1960, and headquartered in Leesburg, Virginia, the Composite Panel Association (CPA) represents the North American wood‐based composite panel and decorative surfacing industries on technical standards, quality assurance, and product acceptance issues. The association also provides leadership on legislative matters of interest to the industry. CPA also operates the International Testing Center (ITC) and manages the Grademark Certification Program for North American composite panel products. For information, visit CompositePanel.org.
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