C. Howard (Ward) Nye, president and CEO, Martin Marietta Materials, Raleigh, N.C., has been elected the 2013-14 Chairman of the Board of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association. His election came during the NSSGA Board of Directors’ meeting at the association’s annual convention in San Antonio, on March 19. Nye began his term at that time.
“Ward Nye’s chairmanship comes at a critical time for the association and the aggregates industry. This year will be fraught with challenges, but if anyone has the wherewithal to convert them to opportunities, it’s Ward,” said NSSGA President and CEO R. A. Edwards, III. “His leadership will continue to advance the interests of NSSGA as the single, strong voice of the aggregates industry from coast to coast.”
In his address to the NSSGA Board of Directors, Nye said, “We must build new bridges to our constituencies in order to carry out the mission of the association to advance the interests of the aggregates industry before the federal government, to achieve a safer and more healthful workplace, and to support sustainable communities.”
He emphasized “building bridges” on policy issues with like-minded groups, coalitions, state associations and state governors in pressing for a new long-term highway bill and dismissing short-term extensions.
In closing, Nye added, “That by utilizing the manufacturers and services members of the association, recognizing and rewarding loyalty, and encouraging producer production, NSSGA will grow broader with additional members, ensuring the sustainability of the organization.”
In January 2010, Nye became president and CEO of Martin Marietta Materials, and was elected to the company’s Board of Directors.