Dennis Hardman, former president of APA – The Engineered Wood Association and longtime leader in the engineered wood industry, was honored with the Bronson J. Lewis Award at the APA Annual Meeting in Long Beach, California. …The annual award is named after the late Bronson Lewis, who served for 24 years as secretary and then executive vice president of APA. The award recognizes individuals for their lifetime leadership and outstanding contribution to the industry. Hardman is recognized for his many contributions to the industry and his leadership of APA. His long career with APA began in 1981… From 2005 until his retirement in 2013, he served as president and worked with the Board of Trustees, making difficult decisions that would ultimately allow the Association to survive and rebound from the crushing recession. …He holds a journalism degree from the University of Oregon.