Vulcan Materials promotes two within company

By |  February 16, 2022

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Vulcan Materials promoted two longtime employees, one to fill an upcoming vacancy and one to a newly created position.

Mary Andrews Carlisle, vice president of finance at Vulcan, was appointed to succeed senior vice president and CFO Suzanne Wood. Carlisle will take over Wood’s role in September following the retirement.

Additionally, the company promoted Darren Hicks, Vulcan vice president of human resources, to the new position of senior vice president and chief human resources officer. That position is effective March 1.

Carlisle and Hicks have been with Vulcan since 2006 and 1994, respectively.

“Mary Andrews has been a standout leader in our finance group and deeply involved in all aspects of our business for the past 16 years,” says Tom Hill, Vulcan chairman and CEO. “[She] has in-depth knowledge of Vulcan’s business, having worked closely with Suzanne in the planning and execution of our financial strategy, and will continue to work side by side with Suzanne in the coming months as part of the transition.

“Suzanne’s leadership has played an important role in our success, including our ability to deliver growth and enhanced profitability, despite inflationary pressures and challenges from the pandemic,” Hill adds. “Vulcan’s sound financial position reflects her close attention to balance sheet strength, cash generation and return on invested capital during her tenure. We are saddened to be losing Suzanne but understand her decision to retire in order to focus more time on her family.”

Hill also weighed in on the the promotion of Hicks.

“Darren beings to this new role a wealth of experience and, importantly, a deep understanding of Vulcan’s culture from his 27 years with the company,” Hill says. “We believe strongly that our culture and our people are key to our success. During his tenure, Darren has been a champion of mentoring and diversity and inclusion initiatives.”

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