1/22/18: Brad Southern, CEO, LP Corporation

For 45 years, LP Building Products’ (LP) passion for forest products, wood technology and innovation has helped advance the building industry.

Today, with nearly 5,000 employees and 24 manufacturing operations in North and South America, Nashville-based LP is a global leader in engineered wood products.

As chief executive officer, Brad Southern is currently leading the transformation of LP into a high-performance building solutions company that helps its customers build everything smarter, better, faster and more efficiently, and ultimately provides distinct value.

Southern will share insight about actions LP is taking to meet the growing demands for more sophisticated and better engineered building products in today’s market, as well as the company’s leadership in environmental sustainability.

Southern became LP’s CEO on July 1, 2017 and is only the fifth CEO in the company’s 45-year history.  During his 20-year tenure with LP, Southern has proven himself to be a leader with exceptional integrity, ability and understanding of the building industry. His deep experience and familiarity with LP, along with his expansive knowledge of all aspects of the building products business, have made him well suited to lead LP into a promising future.