TACA names president, CEO

By |  May 18, 2020
TACA's Josh Leftwich


The Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA) named Josh Leftwich as its new president and CEO.

Leftwich succeeds David Perkins, who will join Lehigh Hanson as the vice president of government affairs and communications.

Leftwich arrives at TACA with more than 20 years of experience in the mining and energy sectors, with knowledge in regulatory policy, legislative engagement, environmental permitting, business planning, risk management and stakeholder engagement, according to TACA.

“TACA is thrilled to welcome Josh Leftwich as our new president and CEO,” says Paul Rouse, chairman at TACA. “His versatile industry experience will prove invaluable to TACA and its membership as we face the many challenges ahead, most importantly ensuring that Texas has the infrastructure to sustain the needs of a growing state.”

Prior to joining TACA, Leftwich served as manager of business development of environmental and safety of the southern division of Knife River, one of the country’s largest construction materials and contracting companies. In that role, he oversaw the company’s environmental programs for its operating sites and led safety and business development teams.

Throughout his career, Leftwich has directed projects at Govind Development, Cameco, Uranium Energy Corp. and Mesteña Uranium. Leftwich has also been active in state and national trade associations for many years.

In addition to serving on TACA’s board of directors and executive and governmental affairs committees, he has been involved in the National Mining Association, the Associated General Contractors of America, the Texas Mining & Reclamation Association and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, among others.

“I am honored and very excited to serve TACA in this leadership role,” Leftwich says. “I am proud to be a part of the industry and encouraged by the many opportunities on the horizon for our association. We have much work to do to reopen the economy and provide the foundation for the long-term growth and prosperity of the Lone Star State.”

Leftwich will officially begin his new role June 15.

Carly Bemer

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Carly Bemer (McFadden) is a former Associate Editor for Pit & Quarry.

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