Sources: Boral Ltd., Sydney; CP staff
After two-and-a-half years as president of Atlanta-based Boral USA, Mike Kane has been appointed Boral Ltd. chief executive officer and managing director, effective October 1. A veteran of Hanson Building Materials America, Holcim (US), Johns Manville and U.S. Gypsum, he succeeds Ross Batstone, who became interim CEO in May upon the departure of Mark Selway.
A company best known for building materials between interior and exterior faces is exiting precast concrete stone veneer via a dominant player in wall and roof finishes.
Mike Kane, perhaps the past decade’s best-traveled North American construction materials executive, has been named president of Atlanta-based Boral USA, responsible for Boral Bricks, clay masonry market leader; Boral Construction Materials, with Colorado and Oklahoma ready mixed, concrete block and aggregate operations; Boral Material Technologies, number two U.S. fly ash marketer; and, MonierLifetile, concrete and clay roof tile market leader, managed in 50/50 joint venture with Lafarge Group