Concrete Products

AUG 2014

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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10 • August 2014 NEWS SCOPE PRODUCERS Sealing a previously announced executive leadership transition, Vulcan Materials Co. directors have named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer J. Thomas Hill successor to President and CEO Donald James, who will assume the role of executive chair- man. Chief Financial Officer John McPherson has been promoted to chief financial and strategy officer, gaining responsibilities for both strategy and human resources func- tions, while retaining an executive vice pres- ident title. "Having successfully navigated the worst downturn in our industry's history, now is the right time to put in place our new lead- ership team," says James. "Tom Hill has been a tremendous asset over the years, particular- ly as we enhanced proftability and fnancial strength during the market downturn and po- sitioned the company for strong performance during the recovery. [As] a proven leader with vast operational and industry experience and superlative management skills, he is the right person at the right time to lead our company in its next phase of growth. "John McPherson has proven to be an extremely valuable member of our senior management team since 2011. His experi- ence as an investment banker and manage- ment consultant, and successful tenure as one of Vulcan's regional senior vice presi- dents, have prepared him well to assist Tom in leading our company forward." The newly formed executive team of McPherson, West Region Senior Vice President Stan Bass, Senior Vice President and Gener- al Counsel Michael Mills, notes Hill, "along with our superior regional vice presidents, general managers and employees through- out the Company, are focused on the con- tinuing strategic expansion of our world class assets and geographic footprint in high growth markets … Building on our re- cord of steady strategic growth in key U.S. markets, we will further and signifcantly enhance Vulcan's unmatched competitive position in the industry." Hill has served in a variety of oper- ations and general management assign- ments for nearly 25 years at Vulcan, first joining the company in 1979. Prior to appointment as executive vice president and COO, he served as South Region se- nior vice president, and president of the Florida Rock Division and Southwest Divi- sion. He returned to Vulcan as Southwest Division vice president and general man- ager following a 1990–1996 tour of duty in sales and operations management at Redlands Stone Products. COO Hill replaces CEO James as new Vulcan leadership team takes hold B F K C O N C R E T E R E C L A I M E R S Toll-Free (US): 888-235-8235 | Tel: (920) 894-1113 | Email: They Simply Work!™ Check out "The BFK Diference" at BFKTECH.COM Six sizes to choose from 2 yards/hour up to 2 yards/minute Low operatng costs Only 3 to 15HP Low installaton and maintenance costs Not just another high-wear Screw or Paddle design So simple you can install, operate and maintain it yourself without the need of a factory technician! J. Thomas Hill John McPherson

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