Tibbetts named APA president
March 2, 2021 | 8:21 pm UTC
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Mark Tibbetts

APA-The Engineered Wood Association has announced that Mark Tibbetts will join the group to begin the transition to the president position July 1, when Ed Elias will retire. Tibbetts was selected by the APA–The Engineered Wood Association Board of Trustees through a lengthy search process after Elias announced plans in 2020 to retire.

“Mark Tibbetts’ passionate interest in and understanding of the role APA undertakes for its members and the industry clearly set him apart,” said Jim Enright, chair of the APA Board of Trustees. “The Board endorsed him as the new APA president because of his experience with team building, leadership and communication, and we are excited to add his expertise to our talented team at APA.”

“With deep appreciation, the Board thanks Ed Elias for his tireless and steadfast leadership at APA during the coronavirus pandemic,” Enright said. “When it coincided with the search for his successor, Ed, without pause, postponed his planned retirement on behalf of APA staff and members. We thank him for 43 years of service to APA and wish him the best in this new chapter of his life.”

Tibbetts brings more than 15 years' experience in association and nonprofit program management, environmental policy and business development. He has held leadership and management positions in the Air Conditioning Contractors of America, Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute, Thermostat Recycling Corporation, National Electrical Manufacturers Association and American Public Works Association.

Tibbetts and Elias will work together during the three-month transition until Tibbetts assumes the presidency July 1. See http://apawood.org

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