CPA welcomed Brian Sause to the staff this week as the Director of Certification and Industry Affairs. Brian will have direct responsibility for managing and promoting CPA’s Grademark certification and inspection program as well as supporting other industry-related projects. He will report to Connie Klinkam, Senior Director, Technical Services.
Brian has more than 20 years of industry experience and previously held several positions with Decorative Hardwoods Association (formerly Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association) and Capital Testing and Certification Services (formerly HPVA Laboratories). In his previous role, Brian served as a subject matter expert on industry standards, product safety and compliance issues. He was also directly responsible for the laboratory testing and certification programs for formaldehyde emissions, product quality and performance. He earned a B.S. degree in Wood Science and Forest Products from Virginia Tech. Brian has taken over responsibilities from Ed Deomano who departed CPA earlier this month.