U.S. Concrete’s Sandbrook to retire, Pruitt to succeed him

By |  February 21, 2020
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U.S. Concrete CEO Bill Sandbrook will retire from his position, effective April 3.

Ronnie Pruitt, president and COO of U.S. Concrete, will succeed Sandbrook as CEO while remaining president, also effective April 3.

“After 17 years in the military and 28 years in the heavy construction materials industry and in conjunction with a robust succession plan, I believe it is an opportune time for me to turn over the CEO duties to Ronnie,” Sandbrook says. “Ronnie is well-prepared to lead the company into our next phase of growth through his many years of industry experience.”

Sandbrook will continue to serve as U.S. Concrete’s chairman of the board until the company’s annual stockholders meeting in May, when he will then stand for reelection as a director.

In addition, Sandbrook will provide consulting services to U.S. Concrete on a one-year agreement, which may be extended by mutual agreement, according to the company.

“I am committed to working with [Pruitt] and the company as a strategic advisor and board member to ensure a smooth transition and continuation of our enhanced vertical integration strategy,” Sandbrook says. “I want to thank the board of directors for their tremendous support, insight and encouragement over the past nine years. Together with a fantastic group of leaders and employees, we have dramatically transformed the company in the eyes of our customers, industry peers and the investor community at-large. I am humbled to have been part of this journey.”

Sandbrook joined U.S. Concrete in August 2011 as president and CEO, and has served as a member of the board of directors since he joined the company. He has also served as the company’s chairman of the board since May 2018.

“I want to express my gratitude to Bill, who is responsible for bringing me to U.S. Concrete as well as preparing me to lead this company during our next phase of growth and improvement,” Pruitt says. “I also want to thank the hard-working men and women of U.S. Concrete for believing in the company and working hard to deliver, manufacture and provide quality construction materials.”

Sandbrook is a member of the Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame, having been inducted in 2018.

Zach Mentz

About the Author:

Zach Mentz is editor in chief of Portable Plants magazine and managing editor for Pit & Quarry magazine. Zach is a graduate of the Tim Russert Department of Communications at John Carroll University. His previous experience also includes time spent in the Cleveland Indians communications department.

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