The Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) Board of Directors elected its 2015 slate of officers during its recent Annual Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina.  They are Chairman Scott Vande Linde of West Fraser, Germantown, Tennessee; Vice Chairman William Almond of Almond Brothers Lumber Company, Coushatta, Louisiana; Treasurer Doug Warstler of Canfor Southern Pine, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; and Immediate Past Chairman Tom Rice of Conner Industries, Fort Worth, Texas.  The board also reelected Tami Kessler as Executive Director.

The officers assume their new roles immediately.

“As our industry continues to rebuild, I look forward to working with the excellent staff at SFPA,” Vande Linde said.  “Our association is a strong voice in the industry, and I hope to build on that strength as we continue activities through the coming year,” he added.

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SFPA is a nonprofit trade association that has represented manufacturers of Southern Pine lumber since 1915. Today, SFPA is the leading source of information about Southern Pine products for design-build professionals and consumers.