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Vulcan Shifts Leadership


J. Thomas Hill, currently president of Vulcan's Southwest division, will assume the position of president, Florida Rock division, effective Sept. 1

J. Thomas Hill, currently president of Vulcan's Southwest division, will assume the position of president, Florida Rock division, effective Sept. 1.

Hill joined Vulcan in 1996 and has served in his current position since 2004. He is replacing Thompson S. Baker II, who is leaving Vulcan to become CEO of Jacksonville, Fla.-based Patriot Transportation Holding, Inc. Baker joined Vulcan in 2007, when the company merged with Florida Rock Industries.

Also effective Sept. 1, Stanley G. Bass, currently president of Vulcan's Midsouth division, will assume the additional role of president, Southwest division. Bass joined Vulcan in 1996 and has served in his current position since 2005.

Ronald G. McAbee, senior vice president, West, will retire during the first quarter of 2011. McAbee joined Vulcan in 1974 and has served in his present role since 2007.

"Tom Hill and Stan Bass have extensive experience with the company and in our industry," says Vulcan Chairman and CEO Donald M. James. "Both are well prepared and suited for their expanded responsibilities. We thank Tom Baker for the important contributions he has made to the integration of the Florida Rock businesses into Vulcan and wish him the best in his future endeavors. Ron McAbee has made significant contributions to the success of Vulcan, including serving as division president of two different divisions during his long and outstanding career with Vulcan. We will miss Ron and wish him the best in his retirement."