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Eagle Materials Appoints Haack COO

Eagle Materials Inc. appointed Michael Haack to the position of chief operating officer (COO), reporting to Steve Rowley, president and CEO. The COO position is a newly created one in response to the company's significant growth and continued strategic expansion in construction and energy-related markets.

Haack joins Eagle from Halliburton Energy Services, where he enjoyed a 17-year career with successively important operating positions, most recently with the management of Global Operations for Sperry Drilling, a multi-billion dollar company in the drilling and evaluation division of Halliburton with operations in every major global oil and gas market.

He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Rice University, and holds a Master of Science degree from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University, both in Industrial Engineering.

“We are proud to have such a high-caliber and experienced individual as Michael joining the Eagle team,” Rowley said. “His placement in this newly created position is timely given our growth progress and strategic aspirations. Michael's experience will be especially valuable given our growth into energy-related markets, most notably in frac sand and specialty oil-well casing cement. This represents a significant step in the expansion of our strong operating leadership team and is aimed at ensuring the long-term continuity of Eagle's enviable performance track record.”