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Summit appoints two new independent directors

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Summit Materials, a US-based building materials supplier, has appointed Anne M. Cooney and Susan A. Ellerbusch as new independent directors. The company also announced that Neil P. Simpkins would resign from the board of directors at the end of the company’s fiscal year.

“We are pleased to welcome Anne and Sue to our board of directors, said Tom Hill, CEO of Summit Materials, in a statement. “Anne and Sue each bring a tremendous amount of leadership expertise and financial acumen to our board. I look forward to working with them both and the rest of our board as we look to expand upon the exciting growth opportunities for our business in 2018 and beyond.”

Cooney is current President of the Process Industries and Drives Division of Siemens Industry Inc., a division of German multinational, Siemens AG. In addition to Summit Materials, she also serves on the board of directors of The Manitowoc Co., where she is a member of the audit and compensation committees.

Ellerbusch is currently CEO of Air Liquide USA LLC, the US subsidiary of Air Liquide S.A., a France-based supplier of gases, technologies and services for the industrial and health sectors.

“Through her leadership roles with the General Electric Company, Aladdin Industries, and Siemens, Anne brings a breadth and depth of experience in operations management, sourcing and marketing,” added Howard Lance, Chairman of Summit Material’s board. “Sue’s management of Air Liquide’s US business, including its Large Industrials and Electronics divisions, has afforded her operational expertise that will be an invaluable asset to the company.”

The appointment of Cooney and Ellerbusch brings Summit Materials’ board to ten members, although this will drop down to nine when Simpkins leaves at the end of the fiscal year. With existing board member, Anne K. Wade, there will now be three women members of the board.

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