Graniterock elects former DOT Secretary, FHWA chief to board

Sources: Graniterock, Watsonville, Calif.; CP staff

Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Secretary (2006-2009) and Federal Highway Administration Administrator (2001-2005) Mary Peters was elected to the nine-member Graniterock board at the producer’s 2018 shareholder meeting.

Secretary Peters, notes Graniterock Chairman Mark Kaminski, “has a long-standing reputation for leading innovation in our industry. As we look to expand Graniterock’s role in the improvement of California’s infrastructure, Mary’s insight and leadership will be a tremendous asset.”

“We are proud to welcome [her] as our newest advisor,” adds Marianne Woolpert, great granddaughter of Graniterock founder A.R. Wilson. “She is an outstanding leader and will contribute to our long history of innovation and excellence.”

Prior to her appointments within the President George W. Bush administration, Peters served as senior vice president and national director of Transportation Policy for Omaha, Neb.-based engineering giant, HDR Inc., and headed the Arizona Department of Transportation. Graniterock cites her track record of a) finding new ways to invest in road and bridge construction, including public-private partnerships to build roads faster and at less expense; taxpayer dollar stewardship; and, adoption of new technology to reduce construction time—resulting in safer, longer-lasting roads and highways.

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