CPA names O'Hare new president
June 22, 2020 | 9:32 pm UTC
Andy O'Hare

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

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