APA – The Engineered Wood Association recently appointed Mary Jo Nyblad as chairman of the APA board of trustees. 

Ms Nyblad has served on the APA board for six years, the last two as vice-chairman.  During that time she has also chaired the APA marketing advisory committee and the APA finance committee.

As a trade association, APA is governed by a board of trustees made up of 15 executives from structural panel and engineered wood products companies in the US and Canada. 

Ms Nyblad is the first woman to chair the APA board in its 78 year history.

Her current responsibilities at Boise Cascade include sales and marketing for plywood and particleboard, as well as the transportation department for those products.

“APA is extremely fortunate to have a leader of such calibre to guide us through the current challenging business environment for structural wood products,said APA president Dennis Hardman.