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Vulcan Materials Company announces leadership changes

Vulcan Materials

Vulcan Materials has announced senior leadership changes, including a new president to lead it for the rest of the year and into 2024. 

Vulcan Materials, one of America’s largest producers of construction aggregates, has revealed it will have a new president with the change effective immediately.

Thompson Baker has been promoted from the company’s chief operating officer to the president.

Baker will be tasked with leading enterprise-wide strategic initiatives and support and advise the Company’s senior leadership team.

“Tom has a deep understanding of the construction materials industry. Vulcan—and particularly our talented management team—will continue to benefit from his valuable expertise and thoughtful leadership in his role as President,” said chairman and chief executive officer Tom Hill.

Ronnie A. Pruitt has been promoted to the position of chief operating officer in place of Baker. In his new role, Pruitt will be responsible for driving profitability in all product lines.

“Ronnie’s promotion to COO positions us well for continued execution of our two-pronged strategy, enhancing our core and expanding our reach. His industry experience and accomplishments will be integral in driving continued execution of our strategic objectives,” Hill said.

“Succession planning is an important and ongoing focus of our Board of Directors,” said Mr. Hill. “We have a senior team with exceptional leadership skills and extensive experience both within the industry and at the Company. This team remains committed to excellence and further enhancing shareholder value.”

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