During the annual shareholders’ meeting of Houston-based U.S. Concrete Inc., the board of directors formally announced the elevation of Executive Vice
During the annual shareholders’ meeting of Houston-based U.S. Concrete Inc., the board of directors formally announced the elevation of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Michael W. Harlan to president and chief executive officer. He succeeds U.S. Concrete’s inaugural president and CEO, Eugene Martineau, who will remain in a consulting capacity and represent the company in the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and related industry activities.
Harlan served as senior vice president and chief financial officer from the company’s initial public offering in 1999 through October 2004. In April 2003, he assumed the additional roles leading up to this latest appointment, and currently serves on U.S. Concrete’s board. Prior to the concrete industry, Harlan held senior executive management positions with several publicly traded companies, and remains on the board of Waste Connections, Inc., where he chairs the audit committee.
As previously announced with the [planned] retirement of Eugene Martineau, our board has appointed Michael to lead our company and implement strategic objectives. Michael has delivered exceptional value as our chief operating officer, and we have tremendous confidence in his ability to execute growth initiatives, says U.S. Concrete Chairman Vincent Foster.