APA Names President-Elect Ed Elias has been elected to serve as APA President, the APA Board of Trustees recently announced. Elias will start in the new position following the retirement later this year of Dennis Hardman, who has been the APA President since November, 2005. Elias, a 35-year APA veteran, is currently the association’s vice president and corporate secretary and has worked in APA’s technical, international marketing and financial divisions.

“The APA Board undertook an extensive and diligent search process for this position,” said Mary Jo Nyblad, APA Chairman and Plywood Sales and Marketing Manager for Boise Cascade LLC. “The search validated the fact that there is tremendous strength and talent on the APA staff, and we’re pleased to promote an internal candidate to follow Dennis as APA President.” 

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