General Session I
President, CRH Americas Materials
Randy Lake is the President of CRH Americas Materials, the largest vertically integrated construction materials company in North America. Lake leads a family of companies in 44 US states and 10 Canadian provinces with over 22,000 employees at 1,500 facilities. The company generated revenues of $9 billion in 2017. CRH Americas Materials is North America’s No. 1 producer of asphalt and paving services, the No. 1 producer of aggregates, the No. 2 producer of ready-mixed concrete, and the No. 2 supplier of cement in Canada.
Lake joined Oldcastle in 1996. Prior to his current position, he served as CEO of Oldcastle Building Solutions, the business unit he helped launch in 2010 to introduce and position Oldcastle’s full portfolio of products and engineering services to developers and design/build firms nationwide. Since joining Oldcastle, Lake has held several operating positions with increasing responsibility. Beginning in the Architectural Products Group as the general manager of several block and paving stone manufacturing facilities, he progressed to president of Oldcastle’s National Retail Division, concentrating on building the Oldcastle footprint and brand with Lowe’s, The Home Depot, and Wal-Mart stores.
In early 2002, Lake joined Oldcastle Materials as general manager of Pennsy Supply, Inc., in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Over the next eight years, he progressed into more senior operating and strategic leadership roles, leading to the role of President of Oldcastle Materials – Performance Group, in which he concentrated on leveraging and teaching best practice concepts in aggregate production, construction services, and commercial execution throughout the company.
Lake holds an MBA from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, and a BS in business administration from Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. He lives in Atlanta with his wife, Kelly, and their 7 children.
Gary W. Hambly
President/CEO, California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA)
Previous to becoming the President/CEO of the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA), Gary Hambly held a similar position with the Home Builders Association of Northern California. Upon taking the position at CalCIMA in 2007, Hambly effectuated the consolidation of four regional trade associations into one unified statewide organization representing the aggregate, ready mix concrete and industrial material producers statewide.
During his tenure at CalCIMA the association has achieved notable policy achievements to benefit the construction materials industry, evidenced by the 13 pieces of legislation that were sponsored by the association that ultimately became state law. CalCIMA also conceived and launched the “Distance Matters” campaign to underscore the need for the public and elected officials to understand both the importance of construction materials to society but also the need to permit them close to where they will ultimately be used.
During its 2017 Education Conference, CalCIMA introduced its newest initiative: a strategic communications campaign designed to raise awareness and to strengthen the positive perception of our industry. A key component of this campaign will be a workforce initiative which will seek to raise awareness and increase understanding about industry job and career opportunities while reinforcing the important role the industry plays in job creation, quality of life, economic growth, sustainability and building strong communities.
Hambly received his Bachelor Degree in Political Science and Master Degree in Public Administration from the University of Oregon. Hambly is a fourth generation Californian who currently resides in the city of Rocklin with his wife Kelly. He has two adult daughters.
Ted Baker II
Founder and President, Bluegrass Materials Company
Ted Baker is the 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.
After graduating from Princeton University in 2000, he served in the United States Marine Corps from 2001-2005. Baker currently serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tiger Academy, a charter elementary school in Jacksonville, Florida.
General Session II
Darin M. Matson
President & CEO, Rogers Group Inc.
Darin Matson was elected President and Chief Executive Officer of Rogers Group Inc. in April 2016. Rogers Group Inc. (RGI) is a 110-year-old, 4th generation privately held aggregates and asphalt paving company with quarry and asphalt operations in 9 states with approximately 2000 employees. The company has the distinction of being recognized as the largest privately held aggregate producer in the United States with 65 production facilities.
Darin’s 28-year career in aggregates began with Martin Marietta Materials in Georgia where he progressed to General Manager of the River District in Kentucky. Over the course of Darin’s 19-year career with RGI he has held multiple key positions of leadership with a continuing expansion of his responsibilities. Immediately prior to his current role, Darin held the office of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Currently, Darin serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA); serves as Vice Chairman of PENCIL Foundation; and on the Board of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Middle Tennessee Chapter.
Darin is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering. He and his wife Kathy reside in Franklin, TN. They have been married for 28 years and have two adult children.
President & General Manager, Caldwell Stone Co.
John Albright joined his father full time at Caldwell Stone Co., a family-owned quarry in Danville, Kentucky, in 1976. Before that, he worked summers and winters at the quarry from the age of 16 until he graduated from college. During that time, he operated equipment, helped in the plant and delivered rock over the road to customers.
Mr. Albright is a past President of the Kentucky Crushed Stone Association (KCSA) and has served multiple tours of duty on the KCSA Board of Directors. Mr. Albright is the past Chairman of the NSSGA Small Producers Council and is also a past member of the NSSGA Board of Directors.
With over 45 years in the industry under his belt, Mr. Albright continues to oversee the day to day operations of the family business along with his son Clay Albright, the third generation of the family. He is a father of two, Clay & Sarah, and a grandfather of five, Aiden, Jackson, Kherington & Keightley and Ava.
Mr. Albright is a 1976 graduate of the University of Kentucky where he holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.