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.

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.

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.

Mike Sims

Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Business Development

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 Corporate Brand & Marketing, new product and technology development, and mergers and acquisition activities. Previously, he was vice president OSB sales and marketing for LP. Prior to joining LP, he served as director of marketing and vice president of sales for ABTCO Building Products. Mr. Sims holds a B.A. from Western 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.

Robin Everhart

Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources & Transformation Officer

Robin Everhart joined LP in April 2019. She is responsible for leading LP’s global human resources strategy and driving organizational effectiveness and transformational change to create a high-performance business culture. In her role, she leads talent acquisition, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, organizational design, cultural development, employee education and training, corporate communications, compensation and benefits. Prior to joining LP, Everhart served in a variety of leadership roles at Cintas Corporation, including: Senior VP and Chief Diversity Officer, Group VP/Operations, Chief Compliance Officer, VP of Corporate Communications and Government Affairs. She previously held senior compliance and ethics roles at Winn Dixie and The Home Depot. Ms. Everhart holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Georgia. 

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.

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).

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

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.

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.