WESTMINSTER, Mass. – The election of a new board, speakers and plant tours were among the highlights of the recent Wood Products Manufacturers Association annual meeting. Representatives from more than 35 companies attended the two-day event, held Oct. 5-6 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. During the meeting, the wood components association announced its 2023 officers. They are: Sandra Ann Bean, WPMA president, J.M. Champeau Inc.; Scott Ferland, vice president, Maine Woods Co.; Terry Gross, treasurer, Brown Wood, Inc.; John Lentine, assistant treasurer, Boyce Highlands, Inc.; and Philip Bibeau, executive director / clerk, WPMA. Chris Moore of Graf Brothers is the immediate past president. …Attendees also participated in plant tours and heard from speakers Mike Snow, executive director of the American Hardwood Export Council, on the current world of exporting, and Michael Peelish, esquire, Law Office of Adele Abrams, with information on health, safety and exposure in the workplace.