Industry Leaders to Inspire Next Generation

Recently-elected NSSGA Chairman Randy Lake, president and CEO of CRH Americas Materials, will kick off the 2018 Young Leaders Annual Meeting in La Jolla, Calif., April 25-28. Lake leads a family of companies across 43 states with more than 22,600 employees and 1,200 locations as the CEO of the largest vertically-integrated construction materials company in the United States.

“The building materials industry, specifically the aggregate industry, offers young leaders the potential to build an experienced based career, enhanced by deep relationships and the ability to impact the communities in which they live. The vibrancy of our industry rests in the hands of young men and women who want to make an impact, early in their career. I look forward to speaking with young leaders about their shared sense of purpose and optimism for our industry,” said Lake.

The Young Leaders meeting will be held at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines hotel. Lake is one of several CEOs and leaders of aggregates operations and associations who will address over 200 people from the industry who are 40 years old or younger. Attendees come from small and large operations and companies from across the country. The event’s education sessions and networking help to develop leadership and management skills that will help them and their companies become more successful.

Other speakers include;

Ted Baker II, founder and president of Bluegrass Materials Company, a construction materials supplier. Prior to founding Bluegrass Materials, Baker held various management roles at Vulcan Materials Company and Florida Rock Industries.

Darin Matson, president and CEO of Rogers Group, Inc. He leads a fourth-generation, privately held aggregates and asphalt paving company of approximately 2,000 people, with quarries and asphalt operations in nine states.

John Albright, president and general manager of Caldwell Stone Co. He has worked for the family-owned quarry in Danville, Ky., since 1976. Before that, he worked summers and winters at the quarry from the age of 16 until he graduated from college.

Gary W. Hambly, president and CEO of the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA). His organization is focused on advocating for policies that support the construction materials industry. His success includes 13 pieces of legislation that were sponsored by the association that ultimately became state law.

Michael W. Johnson, IOM, president and CEO of NSSGA. Johnson is responsible for the strategic development and execution of NSSGA’s advocacy mission, industry promotion, membership services and advancing public policies that protect and expand the safe and environmentally-responsible use of aggregates.

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