Vulcan Materials elevates Florida Rock, U.S. Concrete veterans Baker, Pruitt

Sources: Vulcan Materials Co., Birmingham, Ala. 

Vulcan Materials Chief Operating Officer Thompson S. Baker II has been promoted to president, assuming that title from Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Tom Hill. A veteran of Florida Rock Industries, which Vulcan acquired in 2007, Baker will continue to lead enterprise-wide strategic initiatives and support and advise the producer’s senior management team. Succeeding him is Ronnie Pruitt, who was appointed senior vice president, Southwest and Western Divisions as U.S. Concrete Inc.—where he served as president—was integrated with Vulcan Materials following an August 2021 merger. As president, Pruitt will be responsible for driving profitability in all product lines; continuous improvement through the Vulcan Ways of Selling and Operating; plus, continued growth and expansion of aggregates and companion businesses.

Thompson S. Baker II
Ronnie A. Pruitt

“Tom has a deep understanding of the construction materials industry. Vulcan will continue to benefit from his valuable expertise and thoughtful leadership in his role as president,” says Hill. “Ronnie’s promotion positions us well for continued execution of our two-pronged strategy, enhancing our core and expanding our reach. His industry experience and accomplishments will be integral in driving continued execution of our strategic objectives.”

“Succession planning is an important and ongoing focus of our Board of Directors,” Hill continues. “We have a senior team with exceptional leadership skills and extensive experience both within the industry and at the company. This team remains committed to excellence and further enhancing shareholder value.”