Summit Materials makes leadership appointments

By |  January 18, 2024

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Summit Materials named three individuals executive vice presidents of its reporting segments, including Jason Kilgore, Charles DePriest and David Loomes.

Kilgore will serve as executive vice president of Summit’s West segment while DePriest serves as executive vice president of the company’s East segment. Loomes will serve as executive vice president of cement, with responsibility for Summit’s full cement portfolio.

“As we undertake the integration of the Argos USA assets and accelerate our strategic progress portfolio-wide, I am pleased to have a distinguished and proven team that will lead our reporting segments,” says Anne Noonan, president and CEO of Summit Materials. “Under the guidance of Jason, Charles and David, I am extremely confident our organization will be aligned and motivated to advance our business both strategically and financially. Their extensive industry expertise, coupled with a strong commitment to developing our people, is the exact recipe for fostering a values-driven, high-performance organization.

About Kilgore

With a career spanning 30-plus years in construction materials, Summit says Kilgore has been a cornerstone of its leadership for nearly 15 years.

Kilgore founded Kilgore Paving in 2000, transforming it from a single pickup truck and a 600-gallon tank on a trailer into a full-service asphalt paving business with a focus on aggregates and construction.

After Summit acquired Kilgore Companies in 2010, Kilgore served as president of the company’s West region The region encompasses markets such as Salt Lake City, British Columbia and, more recently, Phoenix.

About DePriest

DePriest has more than 25 years of experience in finance, operations and executive leadership, according to Summit.

In 2016, DePriest co-founded Georgia Stone Products, a construction materials producer in Georgia. Summit acquired Georgia Stone Products in 2017. As Summit describes, George Stone Products has emerged as a cornerstone component in its greenfield growth strategy.

Before joining Summit, DePriest spent 16 years at Vulcan Materials Co., progressing through finance and operational ranks in the company’s Southeast business.

About Loomes

According to Summit, Loomes has been instrumental in the implementation of comprehensive performance improvement and growth initiatives at Continental Cement Co. (CCC), a Summit subsidiary.

During his tenure at CCC, Summit says Loomes prioritized improving supply chain performance and elevating commercial excellence capabilities while leading Summit’s decarbonization efforts.

Under Loomes’ leadership, Summit says CCC was the first U.S. cement company to fully convert all cement production to portland limestone cement. Loomes is responsible for driving growth projects like the Davenport Storage Dome, the company adds. Summit says the dome is largest of its kind in North America.

“With the full executive leadership team now in place, we firmly believe we have a unique opportunity to deliver on each of our financial commitments and generate superior value creation for Summit shareholders, employees and all stakeholders,” Noonan says.

Related: Summit Materials completes merger with Argos USA

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