Oldcastle Materials, Vulcan veteran Brown named Forterra CFO

Sources: Forterra Inc., Irving, Texas; CP staff

Concrete pipe and precast drainage products leader Forterra has appointed Charlie Brown as executive vice president and chief financial officer. He previously served in the latter capacity at Atlanta-based Oldcastle Materials, leading more than 500 associates in finance, accounting, risk management and real estate personnel; implementing cost savings, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and improved business reporting initiatives; and, participating in 100-plus acquisitions.

Brown joined the producer in 2003 as vice president of Finance and proceeded to respective 2007 and 2008 appointments as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Ahead of Oldcastle Materials, he held finance and senior management posts of increasing responsibility at Vulcan Materials, 1996-2003, and PPG Industries, 1990-1996.