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McPherson Elected VP at Vulcan Materials


Vulcan Materials Co. elected John McPherson, 43, senior vice president, strategy and business development. He will report to the CEO and serve on the company's executive committee.

McPherson will join Vulcan from McKinsey & Co., the global management-consulting firm. As a director (senior partner) of the firm, McPherson worked with executive management teams across several industries on matters of strategy, operations and organization effectiveness. He also lead McKinsey's Human Capital Practice and formerly served as the managing partner of the Dallas office.

McPherson holds both undergraduate and MBA degrees from Stanford University. He began his career at Goldman Sachs & Co., where his work centered on capital-intensive, infrastructure-oriented clients.

According to Donald M. James, chairman and CEO of Vulcan, “John will strengthen our senior management team by adding valuable experience and expertise, and will add to the already strong group who will become the next generation of leaders for our company. He will work with our divisions and lead an effort to enhance our performance and pursue strategic opportunities. We look forward to having his energy and talents devoted full time to enhancing our performance and positioning our business for the future.”