LEESBURG, VA ‐ The Composite Panel Association has hired Jackson Morrill as its new president, effective April 13.

Morrill replaces Tom Julia, who left the CPA last August.

Morrill has been serving as director for the American Chemistry Council (ACC) since 2010, where he managed the Formaldehyde Panel directing comprehensive state and federal advocacy initiatives, communications, third-party outreach and scientific studies on formaldehyde. He also represented ACC as a member of the Federal Wood Industries Coalition (FWIC), along with CPA and other key industry associations and stakeholders.

"We are pleased to have Jackson on board to lead our association. He brings a solid background of legislative and regulatory advocacy and technical expertise," said Grady Mulbery, CPA chairman and member of the executive search team. “I was greatly impressed with the caliber of the candidates and I believe we found an extraordinary fit both in terms of experience and personality with Jackson and he will complement the already strong CPA staff.”

"I am honored to join CPA and represent the North American composite panel industry. I look forward to continuing to build upon CPA’s strong industry reputation as a leader in advocacy and to support the membership and its initiatives," said Morrill.

An adjunct professor at Washington College of Law of American University, Morrill also practiced environmental law at Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. and was an environmental legal consultant at The World Bank. prior to his work at ACC.

Founded in 1960, the CPA represents the North American composite panel and decorative surfacing industries on technical standards, industry regulation, and product acceptance. CPA also operates a  testing and certification program for industry  products and was the first Third Party Certifier approved by the California Air Resources Board.

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