Summit adds chief strategy and growth officer

By |  May 10, 2022

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Summit Materials appointed Kekin Ghelani as chief strategy and growth officer, making him the first person to hold that title with the company.

Summit says Ghelani has experience in strategy, corporate development, marketing, branding, IT and innovation. He is tasked with developing a growth strategy and programs to support the Summit’s business plans and objectives, as well as leading the company’s innovation, corporate development and IT functions.

“Kekin’s leadership, extensive M&A experience and over 25 years leading growth and value creation in manufacturing industries will position him well to advance our Elevate Summit Strategy through this new role.” says Anne Noonan, Summit CEO. “Kekin will help lead the charge as we pursue market leadership, further progress our asset-light approach, champion social responsibility and drive the development of the innovation pillar of our Elevate Summit Strategy. He brings an impressive track record of customer-driven success that uniquely complements Summit’s growth and margin-expansion objectives.”

According to Summit, Ghelani previously served DuPont as a vice president of strategy, growth and ventures. He also held senior positions at Celanese, McKesson and Honeywell.

“I am honored to join Summit Materials, a values-driven organization, at this important time for both the company and the construction materials industry,” Ghelani says. “I look forward to working with the talented team to create long-term value for all of Summit Materials’ employees, customers partners and shareholders, I am excited to get started.”

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