Concrete Products

MAR 2016

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www.concreteproducts.com March 2016 • 33 BRIEFS PRODUCERS Vulcan Materials Co., Birmingham, Ala., has elevated two senior vice presidents to new posts: Stan Bass, SVP West, overseeing West- ern and Mountain West Divisions, to chief growth officer, responsible for leading business development, commercial excellence, and stra- tegic growth initiatives; and, Michael Mills, SVP & general counsel, to chief administrative officer, charged with executive oversight of non-financial, administrative functions. Also, Brock Lodge has been promoted from Western Division vice president and general manager to president, and Jerry Perkins, from assistant general counsel to gen- eral counsel, maintaining the corporate secretary post. "As the nation's leading construction materials producer, our company is poised for a new era of strategic growth, building on our unparalleled positions in recovering and growing markets across the United States," says Vulcan Chairman and CEO Tom Hill. "We are fortu- nate to have proven leaders such as Stan, Michael, Jerry and Brock to fill these important roles." LafargeHolcim Ltd. Chairman Wolfgang Reitzle, credited with an instrumental role in the 2015 Lafarge Group and Holcim Ltd. merger, has informed fellow directors he will not stand for re-election at the May 2016 Annual General Meeting. "I am satisfied that LafargeHol- cim is now fully on track with realizing the benefits of the combined businesses," he said. "With its committed people and leading posi- tion in markets around the globe, LafargeHolcim is well placed to reach its targets." In a nod to Reitzle, LafargeHolcim Nomination and Compensation Committee Chair Paul Desmais noted, "[His] contribution to bringing the two groups together, and creating the new leader in the building materials industry, has been invaluable." The Board will propose to shareholders the election of Vice-Chairman Beat Hess, a member of the Strategy & Sustainable Development and Finance & Audit Committees, as Reitzle's successor. A legal affairs veteran of ABB Group and Royal Dutch Shell Group, Hess joined the Holcim Ltd. board in 2010. MARTIN MARIETTA ADDS RM PREMIX The acquisition of two Colorado operators has positioned Martin Marietta Materials Inc. to grow its Front Range stone, sand & gravel, concrete and asphalt production workforce by about 400 and strengthen a long-term position in the state's southern market—owing to a gain of nearly 1 billion tons of aggregate reserves accompanying the deals. The larger of two transactions was finalized in early February, netting Colorado Springs' Rocky Mountain Materials & Asphalt and Rocky Moun- tain Premix. The flagship business spans the Red Canyon granite and lime- stone quarry; Sokol and Penrose Ranch sand & gravel operations; plus, two asphalt plants and a recycling facility. Rocky Mountain Premix runs two central mixed plants in Colorado Springs. The Rocky Mountain Materials and Premix deals follow by three months Martin Marietta's acquisition of Front Range Aggregates and its Rock & Rail subsidiary, encompassing and aggregates and distribution facility (Park- dale Quarry and Drennan Yard), plus a federally chartered short-line rail- road that operates between Pueblo and Parkdale, Colo. All of the acquired businesses join Martin Marietta's Rocky Mountain Division, based north of Denver in Westminster, Colo. Strong in aggregate, ready mixed and asphalt production, the division emerged from a major asset swap Martin Marietta and Lafarge North America effected in 2011.

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