LP names new VP of HR

Exec brought on in '05 preps for retirement

Louisiana-Pacific's board of directors has named a 21-year employee to be the company's next vice president of human resources.

Tim Hartnett will take over the position at the end of this month from Ann Harris, who will retire then. Harris has been with downtown-based LP since 2005, when she joined from The Shaw Group. Before that, she also worked at Boeing, Dow Chemical and The IT Group.

Hartnett joined LP in 1993 and has held a variety of human resources positions since then, most recently as director of HR operations. In his new role, he will oversee all of the building products manufacturer's HR functions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Michigan Technological University and an MBA from the University of Tennessee.