RoyOMartin is one of several wholly owned subsidiaries of Martin Sustainable Resources L.L.C., a privately held equity investment company. The name RoyOMartin honors the business pioneer and Martin family patriarch, Roy O. Martin, Sr. (Roy Sr.), who began the family’s first business with a small sawmill in Alexandria, Louisiana in 1923 and soon thereafter bought a few acres of timberland.
Martin Sustainable Resources L.L.C. is owned by several generations of Roy Sr.’s descendants. Its holdings are broad but focus primarily on land, timber, and mineral resources with special emphasis on sustainable forests and forest-products manufacturing businesses. These holdings include: the plywood and oriented strand board (OSB) manufacturing facilities owned and operated in Louisiana by RoyOMartin and by RoyOMartin’s wholly owned Texas subsidiary (Corrigan OSB, L.L.C.); and one of the largest private landowners in the southern United States (Martin Timberlands L.L.C.).
RoyOMartin is a professionally managed by experienced family and non-family leaders who are proud of the family’s heritage and dedicated to the values established by Roy Sr. 95 years ago. These values are the company’s riches. They are not comprised of material possessions – they are far more important. We express them as RICHES:
Respect for each other as human beings uniquely created by God.
Integrity in what we do and say we will do regardless of the cost, legally and ethically.
Commitment to our business, to our employees, to our customers and to each other.
Honesty in our interactions with our fellow employees, our supervisors, our customers, our vendors, and our families.
Excellence in safety, product quality, employee training and development, and process improvements.
Stewardship of our land, timber, and plant assets.
Meet our Strategic Action Leadership Team (SALT)
Roy O. Martin III, President/CEO/CFO
Roy is the president, chief executive officer, and chief financial officer for RoyOMartin. Like his cousin Jonathan, Roy spent much of his youth and young-adult life working in various locations of the family business. After earning his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Louisiana State University, Roy joined the company full time in 1985 and later completed his Master of Business Administration at LSU. The grandson of Roy O. Martin, Sr., he grew up in Alexandria, Louisiana, as the only son of Roy O. Martin, Jr. (Roy O. Martin Lumber Company president from 1962-1978).
Jonathan E. Martin, Chairman
Jonathan serves as chairman of the board for the parent company, Martin Sustainable Resources L.L.C. A native of Ringgold, Louisiana, Jonathan is an industrial engineering graduate of Louisiana State University. Having worked summers and school vacations for the family business, he began full-time work at the Castor sawmill in 1971 and ascended to management, succeeding his father as president and CEO of Roy O. Martin Lumber Company in 1994. Jonathan is the grandson of company founder Roy O. Martin, Sr., and son of Ellis Martin (Roy O. Martin Lumber Company president from 1978-1994).
E. Scott Poole, Executive Vice President/COO
Scott serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer for RoyOMartin. Originally from Jena, Louisiana, Scott attended Louisiana Tech University, where he majored in forestry. After college graduation, he began working for the forestry department in 1986 and later obtained his MBA from LSU. When named to his current position, Scott became the highest-ranking non-family member in the history of the Martin family businesses.
Vice President of Human Resources
Chief Information Officer
Raymond L. Brown, Jr.
Vice President of Plywood
Vice President of OSB
Vice President of Land & Timber
Board of Directors
The Martin Sustainable Resources L.L.C. Board of Directors is comprised of Martin family members and industry professionals. Currently serving on the board of directors are: Jonathan Martin (3rd Generation), Roy O. Martin III (3rd Generation), Charles Weems, Harold Stanton, Bill Slaughter, Bill Pritchard, Edward Thibodeaux (4th Generation), Benn Vincent, Eric Howard (4th Generation), Darryl Monroe, and Julia Jones (3rd Generation).
Martin Family Council
The Martin Family Council is comprised of all lineal descendants of Roy O. Martin Sr., and wife Mildred B. Martin, their spouses, and their children. The Family Council was formed to educate younger generations about the family business, encourage responsible ownership, and promote family unity. Serving on the Family Council Steering Committee are:
Julia Martin Jones
Amanda Martin Vincent