The annual award honours individuals for their outstanding contributions to and leadership in the composite panel industry.

Mr Shotbolt received the award at the recent Chairman’s Dinner at the CPA Fall Meeting, where CPA chairman Emilio Ayub of Duraplay presented the award and commended Mr Shotbolt on his vision and his impact on the industry spanning more than 40 years.

Mr Ayub noted that Mr Shotbolt was integral in bringing together the Canadian and Mexican industries to form a unified North American Composite Panel Association.

Mr Shotbolt served on CPA’s executive committee and board of directors, including two terms as CPA chairman, most recently in 2014.

In 2001, he was the first Canadian member to chair the association. His involvement and long-term commitment on significant advocacy and regulatory issues have been vital to the industry’s success.

“Kelly leads with an unassuming charisma and confidence, epitomising the strong spirit of this award,” said Mr Ayub. “Kelly has made an undeniable impact on this industry.”

CPA president Jackson Morrill added: “I cannot think of a more deserving individual to be the first recipient of the Landry Award.”