APA, The Engineered Wood Assn. Board of Trustees has added John Beers III as its newest member. He joins the APA Board of Trustees, filling the position vacated by Andy Konieczka’s resignation and move to a new role within Georgia-Pacific. Beers currently serves as the president of the structural panels business at Georgia-Pacific.
“APA deeply appreciates Andy Konieczka’s contributions to the Association,” says APA President Mark Tibbetts. “We welcome John to the Board of Trustees and are grateful for the expertise and leadership he brings.”
As a panel industry veteran, Beers acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience over the past 23 years. He began his career in sales with Grant Forest Products in 2002, later joining Georgia-Pacific in 2010 as part of the Grant acquisition. He quickly moved up within the company, rising to president after just 13 years. Throughout his career, Beers has worked on all levels of the supply chain, from supporting builders and distributors to working closely with manufacturing operations.
He graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in business administration.
Austria-based Hasslacher group is acquiring a stake in Element5, a mass timber producer specializing in the design, manufacture and assembly of modern engineered timber buildings. Based near Toronto, Can., Element5 employs more than 100 and produces cross-laminated timber and glued laminated timber for the North American market.
U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities announces that Fritz Mason, Paul Hossain and Anna Torma were elected as new directors at the organization’s fall board meeting. “Drawing upon diverse backgrounds, they each bring a distinctive perspective and unique vision. We look forward to collaborating with them to further the mission of the Endowment,” comments Pete Madden, President and CEO of the Endowment.
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