Board of Directors


Marla Chappell
Weyerhaeuser MDF

Vice Chair

Erik Christensen
Swiss Krono


Mike Shuey
Collins Products

Immediate Past Chair

Dan Beaty

The Composite Panel Association (CPA) is a member-driven organization. Member companies and their employees are encouraged to fully participate in committees and to take advantage of CPA’s numerous member benefits.

CPA Standing Committees

Members are invited to participate in one or all of CPA’s standing committees listed below. One company representative is able to vote per committee; however multiple reps can participate in subcommittee activities.

Environmental and Public Affairs Committee

EPAC is responsible for the effective management of critical regulatory and legislative issues affecting the industry. The President of CPA serves as the staff liaison for this committee.

CPA Staff Contact: Andy O’Hare

Production-Technical Committee

The Production and Technical Committee is responsible for technical and plant management issues and is comprised of technical directors, plant managers and other personnel with plant management interests. This committee oversees the Association’s certification program manuals, worker safety issues, workplace environmental issues, funding for industry technical research, building code issues, product testing standards and technical bulletins. The Technical Director serves as staff liaison for this committee.

Subcommittees include:

  • Codes and Standards
  • Hardboard
  • Research and Projects
  • Safety
  • Grademark

CPA Staff Contact: Gary Heroux

Marketing Committee

The Marketing Committee oversees and directs CPA’s internal and external communications, web sites, trade show participation and statistical reporting. Key messages about the industry and its products are communicated through various programs and publications that increase the use and acceptance of composite panel and decorative surfacing products in the marketplace. The majority of these activities are oriented to downstream users, customers and specifiers of member products. The Vice President of Marketing & Meetings serves as the staff liaison for this committee.

Subcommittees include:

  • Industry Economic Performance
  • Education
  • Communications
  • Digital

CPA Staff Contact: Allyson O’Sullivan

Decorative Surfaces Council

The mission of the DSC is to ensure that the interests of decorative surfaces are represented. The DSC is an inclusionary group, allowing all members with an interest in decorative surfaces to join the Council. The Vice President of Marketing serves as the staff liaison for the Council.

CPA Staff Contact: Allyson O’Sullivan

Robert E. Dougherty Education Foundation

CPA members are also Foundation members. The foundation Board of Directors, under the direction of the CPA Board of Directors, is responsible for management of a scholarship program and related activities providing financial assistance to students pursuing a career in forestry, wood products and affiliated industries. Members are encouraged to support the foundation reflecting a strong commitment to the future of this industry by nominating eligible students for scholarships and making individual and corporate contributions.

CPA Staff Contact: Gary Heroux

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CPA and its members are committed to product advancement and industry competitiveness. Join CPA today to gain access to a wide-range of benefits, including: networking, industry reports, advocacy and product promotion.

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