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Leadership Team

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

Brad Southern

Chair & 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 Southern became the fifth chief executive officer in the company’s history. In this position, he is responsible for all aspects of LP’s business and operations, including governance. Southern became a director of LP in 2017 and was appointed chair of the board on May 22, 2020. He 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.

Alan Haughie

Alan Haughie

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Alan Haughie joined LP in January 2019. Prior to joining LP, Mr. Haughie served as Senior Vice President and CFO of ServiceMaster from 2013 to 2017. He joined ServiceMaster after spending 19 years with Federal-Mogul Corp., a diversified, global automotive components supplier, where he held a number of positions, including Senior Vice President and CFO; Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer; Director of Financial Planning and Analysis; and various financial planning and analysis roles in Federal-Mogul’s European aftermarket business. Prior to joining Federal-Mogul, he served in a number of audit roles at Ernst & Young L.L.P. Mr. Haughie is a chartered accountant and holds a B.S. with Honors in Mathematics from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.

Jason Ringblom

Jason Ringblom

Executive Vice President, General Manager of Siding

Jason Ringblom joined LP in 2004 and assumed the role as head of Siding in January 2022. In his time with LP, Jason has held a variety of positions, including executive vice president of OSB and EWP, 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.

Jimmy Mason

Jimmy Mason

Executive Vice President, General Manager of OSB

Jimmy Mason joined LP in 2006 and assumed the role as head of the OSB business in February 2022. He has over 20 years of manufacturing operations and leadership experience. At LP, Jimmy first held the role of plant operations superintendent at LP Roxboro. He later held the same position at LP Roaring River, where he was promoted to plant manager. In 2015, he was appointed regional operations manager for the Siding business and became regional operations director for the Siding business in January 2018. He was promoted to vice president, manufacturing operations for the Siding business in October 2018. 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.

Mike Blosser

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.

Nicole Daniel

Nicole Daniel

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Nicole Daniel joined LP in September 2019. In her role, Daniel leads all aspects of the company’s legal activities, including compliance, corporate governance, litigation, regulatory, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, and legal consultation to LP’s business and manufacturing operations. Prior to this, Daniel served as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Ciner Resources LP, a leading producer of natural soda ash. She previously held general counsel and compliance leadership roles at OCI Enterprises and Albemarle Corp. Daniel holds a J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law and a B.A. in Government from the College of William & Mary.

Frederick Price

Frederick Price

General Manager, LP South America

Frederick Price joined LP in 1998. In his role as general manager of LP South America, he is responsible for all aspects of LP’s South American business and operations, including governance as a member of the LP South America Board of Directors. Price holds a civil electric engineering from Universidad de Chile and a degree in Business and Administration from Universidad de Los Andes.

Neil Sherman

Neil Sherman

President, Entekra

Neil Sherman joined LP in 1994 and was appointed president of Entekra in July 2021. Prior to this, he served as executive vice president, general manager of Siding. He previously was the senior vice president of Engineered Wood Products, vice president of Procurement, Logistics and Supply Management and the director of Business Development and Corporate Real Estate for LP. Sherman holds a B.S. in Waste and Waste Water Management from Humboldt State University.

Derek Doyle

Derek Doyle

Vice President, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer

Derek Doyle joined LP in October 2019. In his role, Doyle is responsible for accounting, budgeting, internal controls, internal and external financial reporting, and governance and compliance for all LP financial statements and disclosures. Prior to joining LP, Doyle served as vice president and controller at SmileDirectClub and held various leadership positions at Asurion, including chief financial officer for the company’s Latin America, Canadian and Philippine operations. Doyle holds a Master of Accounting degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a B.S. in Business Administration from Auburn University, and is a certified public accountant (CPA).

Tony Hamill

Tony Hamill

Vice President, Siding Manufacturing

Hamill brings more than 30 years of experience to his role. He joined LP in 2013 as a Regional Engineering Manager based in Canada and was promoted to Corporate Engineering Manager in 2016. He then took on the role of Vice President, Engineering in 2017 before being promoted to Vice President, Siding Manufacturing. Hamill has proven to be a highly capable leader at LP. Among his many accomplishments, Hamill led several Siding capacity expansion projects, including the conversions of Swan Valley, Dawson Creek, Houlton, and Sagola. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick and is a certified Project Management Professional and registered professional engineer.

Aaron Howald

Aaron Howald

Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development

Aaron Howald joined LP in 2011 and has worked in various roles within the OSB business and corporate finance, including strategy, business development, and continuous improvement before becoming director of investor relations in 2019. He was appointed vice president, investor relations and business development in November 2021. He holds an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from Franklin College.

Craig Miles

Craig Miles

Vice President, National Sales, OSB Marketing and Planning

Craig Miles joined LP in 2004 as a retail brand manager before being promoted to director of sales in 2010. He briefly transitioned to another company before returning to LP in 2018 to take on the role of business marketing manager until his promotion to director of national sales and marketing for OSB in 2020. In November 2021, he was promoted to vice president, national sales, OSB marketing and planning. Craig holds an MBA from the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester and a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Baltimore Merrick School of Business.

Craig Sichling

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.

Don Walker

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.