Morrill to resign as CPA president in September
April 17, 2020 | 5:17 pm CDT

LEESBURG, Va. - The Composite Panel Association announced that Jackson Morrill has tendered his resignation as president of the organization, effective in September.


Jackson Morrill


Morrill has accepted a new position as president and CEO of the American Wood Council, starting Sept.16, 2020.

“I congratulate Jackson on this new career opportunity. CPA will certainly miss his strong leadership since joining the organization in 2015,” said CPA Chairman Pat Aldred (GP Wood Products) in a letter to the board.

The association is currently seeking candidates for the position.  Click on the link to view the CPA president job description.

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, industry regulation, and product acceptance. CPA General Members include the leading manufacturers of particleboard,  medium-density fiberboard   (MDF),   engineered wood siding and trim and hardboard in  North  America,  representing more than 90% of industry manufacturing capacity. CPA Associate Members include manufacturers of decorative surfaces, furniture, cabinets, mouldings, doors and equipment, along with laminators, distributors, industry media and adhesive suppliers committed to product advancement and industry competitiveness. For information, visit

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