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Aggregate Industries UK appoints Guy Edwards as CEO

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Current CEO of US Aggregate Construction Materials (ACM), which is LafargeHolcim’s subsidiary in the US, Guy Edwards has been appointed CEO of Aggregate Industries UK. He will commence the role in January 2019.

Edwards is set to replace François Petry, who was recently appointed as Country CEO of Lafarge France and Market Head for France and Belgium.

Edwards has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry, 25 of which have been spent in the UK market. He is currently CEO for the company’s ACM business in the US. He has held a variety of roles within Aggregate Industries over the years, both in the UK and the US. In 2013, Guy was responsible for European operations as he served as a UK Executive Committee member. In 2014, he was named Chief Operating Officer for the Aggregate Industries US business.

“I am excited to be coming home to Aggregate Industries UK as the country CEO,” said Edwards. “Over the last five years I have been part of LafargeHolcim’s growth in the US market – today a US$2 billion company delivering aggregates, concrete, and asphalt/contracting products and solutions. I understand the business, the opportunities, and the challenges, and I know that we have here all that is needed to continue on the same successful path: a high quality product portfolio, and talented, passionate people devoted to making things easier for our customers. I thank François for his leadership in the last three years and I am committed to continuing the work that further improves our results and keeps Aggregate Industries as one of the most respected companies in the construction industry, creating value for all our stakeholders, from employees, to customers, partners, and communities.”

“Over the last three years I have had the privilege to work with a great team of dedicated people; true professionals that have a high level of energy and commitment,” said Petry. “Together we have been focusing on strengthening Aggregate Industries’ position in the market, by aligning with the LafargeHolcim ‘Building for Growth’ strategy. Successes, such as the Kendall’s acquisition or the investments into increasing our capacity and the big contracts we have been awarded, will allow us to react to the current challenges. I am confident that the company will continue to drive performance, while maintaining the same high level of customer service.”

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