Stevens Assumes LP CEO Post
Louisiana-Pacific appointed Curt Stevens to succeed Rick Frost as LP CEO effective in May. Frost, who served as CEO since 2004, retired from LP May 31.
Stevens, 59, joined LP in 1997 and has held senior management positions throughout his career at the company. He was appointed to the interim position of executive vice president, chief operating officer in December 2011. Previously, he served as executive vice president, administration and chief financial officer from May 2002 to December 2011. From September 1997 to April 2002, Stevens served as vice president, treasurer and chief financial officer.
Retiring CEO Frost comments, “I have been honored to have had the opportunity to lead LP over the past seven years. During some of the toughest times the building industry has ever seen, our people have improved operations, quality and market share while leading the industry in safety. Appointing Curt as CEO provides LP continuity with an experienced leader who is well prepared to address LP’s future challenges and opportunities.”
Stevens comments. “LP has exceptional people, quality products, and the financial position to take full advantage of an upturn in the housing market. Great things await us.”
LP has also promoted Brad Southern to senior vice president and general manager, Siding; and Brian Luoma to senior vice president and general manager, Engineered Wood Products. Southern and Luoma will report to CEO Stevens.
Southern joined LP in 1999. He has led LP’s Siding business since 2005 and was previously vice president of specialty operations. Luoma joined LP in 1987 and has headed the engineered wood products business since 2006.