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Forterra names Drainage, Water segment chiefs

Sources: Forterra Inc., Irving, Texas

Major concrete pipe and precast producer Forterra has named Rich Hunter and Vik Bahtia as respective presidents of its principal segments, Drainage Pipe & Products and Water Pipe & Products. Each will continue to report to CEO Jeff Bradley, who characterizes them as “strong leaders committed and able to develop high performing teams, deliver results, and create value for both customers and investors. Appointing them as leaders of the Drainage and Water segments positions us well for future success.”

Hunter joined the producer in June 2018 as chief operating officer and is credited with steering the concrete segment toward measurable improvements in cost, productivity and quality. Bahtia has had several senior roles since August 2017, most recently providing focused commercial leadership in the development and execution of sales and customer service strategy for Water Pipe & Products.