Executive Bios

Meet the executives who work alongside LP employees to help make LP’s vision a reality.

Brad Southern

Chief Executive Officer

Brad Southern joined LP in 1999. He led LP’s siding business from 2005 to 2015 before taking the lead for OSB operations, a position he held until he was named chief operating officer in 2016. On July 1, 2017 Brad Southern became the fifth chief executive officer in the company’s history.  In that position, he is responsible for all aspects of LP’s business and operations, including governance. Mr. Southern began his career with MacMillan Bloedel as a forester, where he held a variety of jobs in forestry, strategic planning, finance, accounting and plant management. He has a B.S. and a master’s degree in Forest Resources, both from the University of Georgia.

Mike Kinney

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Mike Kinney joined LP in 1985 and was appointed Interim CFO in July 2018. He has a broad range of experience including corporate governance, portfolio management, strategic planning, and operational excellence. As Interim CFO, Mr. Kinney overseas the Company’s strong financial management processes and finance leadership team. He also serves as treasurer and leads investor relations. Mr. Kinney began his career at LP in the company’s western division, moving later to the corporate headquarters in 1998. He has worked in corporate management for LP ever since, gaining extensive building products and finance experience through his long tenure with the company. Mr. Kinney holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from California State University Sacramento and an MBA from Humboldt State University.

Neil Sherman

Executive Vice President, Siding

Neil Sherman joined LP in 1994. Most recently, he served as senior vice president of engineered wood products. He previously was the project manager of LP’s successful ERP implementation and has held vice president of procurement, logistics and supply management and the director of business development and corporate real estate positions for LP. Sherman holds a B.S. in Waste and Waste Water Management from Humboldt State University.

Jason Ringblom

Executive Vice President, OSB

Jason Ringblom has been with LP since 2004, and assumed his role as head of OSB in January 2017. In his time with LP he has held a variety of positions, including vice president of OSB sales and marketing, regional sales manager for the eastern division of the United States, general sales manager for the southeast region, and OSB sales manager. He holds a B.S. in Forest Products Marketing & Business Management from the University of Minnesota.

Timothy Mann Jr.

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Timothy Mann Jr. joined LP in March 2018. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Mann was most recently CEO and president of Axiall Corp., a global manufacturer where he initially served as general counsel. He was previously a partner at the global law firm Jones Day in the mergers and acquisitions practice. He has also served in leadership positions at other organizations including as the founder and CEO of an accounting and IT temporary staffing company which he led through its initial public offering on the NASDAQ. Mr. Mann earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia School of Law, and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Florida. 

Mike Sims

Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Strategy

Mike Sims has worked in building products in various sales and marketing capacities since 1984. In his current role, he is responsible for LP’s retail sales, corporate marketing, EWP and Growth and Innovation efforts. Previously, he was vice president OSB sales and marketing for LP. Prior to joining LP, he served as area sales manager for Abitibi-Price Corporation as well as the director of marketing and vice president of sales for ABTCO Building Products. Mr. Sims holds a B.A. from Western State Colorado University.

Mike Blosser

Senior Vice President, Manufacturing Services

Mike Blosser joined LP in 1999 when LP acquired ABTCO, where he had worked for 15 years. He served as manufacturing manager for LP’s siding business before becoming Vice President in June 2007 with responsibility for the corporate safety and environmental efforts, as well as the forest resources division, procurement and logistics. He was appointed to his current position in July 2017. He holds an M.B.A. from the Babcock Graduate School of Management at Wake Forest University and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech.

Craig Sichling

Vice President, Specialty Sales & Marketing

Craig Sichling joined LP in 2001. He has held a variety of positions within LP from general sales manager of the northeast region, to national sales manager and most recently vice president of field sales for the U.S., Canadian and European field sales teams.  He assumed his role as vice president of specialty sales and siding marketing in January 2017.  Prior to joining LP, Mr. Sichling was vice president of sales and marketing for Focal Point. He has a B.A. from the State University of New York at Oneonta and is a graduate of the Scarlett Leadership Institute.

Tim Hartnett

Vice President, Human Resources

Tim Hartnett joined LP in 1993 and has held a variety of human resources positions over his career with the company, most recently as director of HR operations. He is responsible for all human resources functions and will continue LP’s focus on achieving its vision of being an employer of choice. Mr. Hartnett holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Michigan Technological University and an M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee.

Don Walker

Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Don Walker is responsible for all aspects of information technology and computer systems within the LP information technology department. He joined LP in 1998 and has held a variety of positions within information technology, including IT director. In his role as CIO, he ensures information technology meets the needs of all LP’s various business units. Mr. Walker holds a B.S. in Information Technology from the Oregon Institute of Technology and is a graduate of the Scarlett Executive Program, Scarlett Leadership Institute and Mahler School of Executive Leadership.

Greg Harrison

Vice President, Siding Manufacturing

Greg Harrison joined LP in 2000 as general manager of the company’s plywood business. He has served a variety of roles with the company in the plywood, engineered wood products and siding businesses, most recently as director of siding operations in 2012 until being named to his current position in 2016. He oversees operations at LP’s siding facilities in the U.S. and Canada. He started working in the wood products industry in 1977. Prior to joining LP, Harrison worked in a variety of jobs for Willamette Industries, Georgia-Pacific and Boise Cascade. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Forestry from McNeese State University.

Jimmy Mason

Vice President, Siding Manufacturing

Jimmy Mason has worked in manufacturing operations since 2000, joining LP in 2006 as plant operations superintendent at LP’s Roxboro, N.C. He later held the same position at LP’s Roaring River, N.C., siding mill, where he was eventually promoted to plant manager. In 2015, he was made Regional Operations Manager for the Siding business and became Director Regional Operations for the Siding business in January 2018, overseeing several strand Siding mills as well as the conversion of LP’s Dawson, Creek, British Columbia, OSB mill into a strand Siding mill. Prior to joining LP, Mr. Mason held positions with International paper and Milliken Company. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a professional option in Operations Management from Auburn University.

Travis Turner

Vice President, OSB Manufacturing

Travis Turner has been involved in the engineered wood products business since graduating from high school, when he joined Tecton Laminates Corp. in Hines, Oregon, in 1992. LP bought the company in 1997 while Mr. Turner continued to progress through a variety of jobs, working his way into supervisory roles and manufacturing leadership at the Hines mill as well as other LP mills in Oregon, Northern California, Maine and British Columbia. He was named EWP Operations Director in 2012 and moved into OSB operations in 2017 as Regional Operations Director. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from University of Phoenix.

Anthony Hamill

Vice President, Engineering

Tony Hamill joined LP in 2013 as regional engineering manager and was promoted to engineering manager in 2016 before being named to his current job on July 31, 2017. He oversees Corporate Engineering and Maintenance groups managing LP’s capital investments and reliability improvement efforts. Mr. Hamill earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of New Brunswick. He is a certified Project Management Professional and a registered professional engineer in New Brunswick, Alberta, Maine and Georgia.

Lynn Wilson

Vice President, Supply Chain

Lynn Wilson leads LP’s logistics, New Waverly Transportation, forestry, sustainability, procurement and strategic sourcing operations as well as supply chain planning. She joined LP in 2015 as Natural Resources Director and was promoted to her current role in May 2018. Prior to joining LP, she also held a variety of leadership positions with Rayonier, Plum Creek, SAPPI and Scott Paper Co. She earned a bachelor’s degree in forest management from the University of Maine and a master’s of business administration from Thomas College in Waterville, Maine.