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CRH Announces U.S. Management Changes

CRH plc, the international building materials group, announces a number of changes within its management team in the United States, effective this month.

Doug Black, 47, currently chief executive of CRH's Americas Materials Division, was appointed to the newly created position of president and chief operating officer, Oldcastle Inc. (the holding company for CRH's operations in the Americas) and will report to Mark Towe, chief executive officer of Oldcastle. Black joined Oldcastle in 1995 and has held a series of key leadership positions at Oldcastle and in the Precast, Architectural Products (APG) and Materials operations.

Randy Lake, 46, will succeed Black as chief executive officer of Americas Materials. Lake most recently served as chief executive officer of Americas Building Solutions, which focuses on strategic and national accounts. He joined Oldcastle in 1996 and has held progressively more senior operating and leadership positions in the APG and Materials operations.

Keith Haas, 46, was appointed chief executive officer of an expanded Americas Building Products Group, which will consist of APG, Precast and Building Envelope activities. Haas joined Oldcastle in 1995 and has progressed through a series of senior management positions at Oldcastle, and in Distribution and APG activities, while more recently leading the current Oldcastle Building Products group which includes APG and Precast.

Bob Feury Jr., 49, will continue as chief executive officer of Americas Distribution. Feury joined Allied Building Products, his family's distribution business, in 1985. Allied was acquired by CRH in 1996, after which Bob continued his rise through that organization serving in senior leadership positions in all areas of Allied.

Commenting on these changes, Myles Lee, CRH chief executive said, “These appointments, and subsequent follow-on changes, strengthen our organization structure and enhance our ability to execute our strategies and achieve long-term performance and growth.”