Jackson Morrill, president of the Composite Panel Association (CPA), has been appointed the American Wood Council’s (AWC) new president and CEO, effective September 16. Morrill succeeds Robert Glowinski, who is retiring after 41 years with the wood products industry’s associations, including the past decade as the AWC’s president and CEO.

“The structural wood products industry is poised for growth. I believe in this industry and am passionate about what it represents as a sustainable building material,” Morrill said in a prepared statement. “Additionally, I am fortunate to be coming into an organization that has an excellent track record and staff, and strong, sustained leadership from the current president and CEO Robert Glowinski.”

Morrill has over 20 years of experience working on environmental, sustainability, industry standards and testing, and other issues, as a lawyer and trade association representative. Before joining CPA, Morrill worked as the American Chemistry Council, practiced environmental law at Beveridge & Diamond, and served as an environmental law consultant at the World Bank.

“Jackson’s background shows him to be an outstanding choice to lead the industry and further leverage the unique aspects of wood products,” LP Building Solutions executive vice president and AWC board chair Neil Sherman said. “Our selection committee was equally impressed by his demonstrated leadership, demeanor, and outlook. AWC and CPA have worked together on a number of issues over the years, which gives him additional insight into AWC’s program focus on building and fire code development, legislative and regulatory advocacy, education, and strategic communications.”

The AWC represents 86% of the structural wood products industry. Staff experts with the AWC develop engineering data, technology, and standards for wood products to assure their safe and efficient design and provide information on wood design, green building, and environmental regulations.