New trustee joins APA board

APA – The Engineered Wood Association Board of Trustees welcomes Chris Seymour as its newest member.

Seymour currently oversees the wood products division manufacturing operations as the senior vice president of manufacturing operations at Boise Cascade. He brings 24 years of experience working with APA – The Engineered Wood Association Board of Trustees.

Seymour began his career with Boise Cascade in 2000 as a plant manager in LaGrande, Oregon. He advanced through several production leadership roles in the company’s manufacturing division in both Oregon and Washington and was named Western region manager in 2012. 

In 2015, he relocated to South Carolina to accept the Southeastern area manager position and, in 2017, was promoted to interim director of sales for engineered wood products. Shortly after that, he relocated to the Boise, Idaho headquarters as operations manager. 

He was promoted to vice president in 2020 and named senior vice president in 2022. Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in wood science from West Virginia University.

He joins the APA Board of Trustees, filling the position vacated by Mike Brown in advance of Mike’s recently announced retirement from Boise Cascade.

“We are truly grateful for the invaluable time Mike has dedicated to APA,” said President Mark Tibbetts. “We welcome Chris to the Board of Trustees and look forward to working with him.”


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