Shepherd named to top Vulcan operations post; Sansone promoted

Sources: Vulcan Materials Co., Birmingham, Ala. ; CP staff

A 25-year-plus Vulcan veteran, Danny Shepherd will become executive vice president, Construction Materials, effective February 1. Since spring 2009, he has served as senior vice president, East Region, a position that evolved from integration of concrete, aggregate and cement businesses gained from Vulcan’s late-2007 merger with Florida Rock Industries. After the previously announced retirement of Senior Vice President, West Region Ron McAbee, Shepherd will have responsibility for all Vulcan operating divisions and the corporate Construction Materials functions that support them.

Concurrently, Daniel Sansone has been promoted from senior vice president to executive vice president, while maintaining his chief financial officer post. He will assume responsibility for Marketing Support Services and oversee business development and strategic planning.

Both executives have the experience and track records to assume additional responsibilities, notes Vulcan Chairman Don James, adding that their promotion is part of an organizational structure streamlining.