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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vice President, Siding Manufacturing
Mr. 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.
VICE PRESIDENT, OSB Manufacturing
Mr. Barnes joined LP in 2006 as Eastern Region OSB manager and served as director of OSB operations from 2008 until being named to his current position in 2014. Mr. Barnes oversees operations for LP’s OSB facilities in North America. He started working in the wood products business in 1973. Prior to joining LP, he held management positions at International Paper and Georgia-Pacific. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Arkansas.
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.
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.