People: Texas Industries Inc (TXI)

TXI on New York Consolidated

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17 Apr 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Ransdell

71 2013 Chairman of the Board

Melvin Brekhus

64 2004 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Kenneth Allen

55 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance

James Rogers

46 2011 Chief Operating Officer, Vice President

Frederick Anderson

62 2004 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

T. Lesley Vines

50 2011 Vice President, Treasurer, Corporate Controller

Michael Collar

60 2010 Vice President - Human Resources

Barry Bone

55 1995 Vice President - Real Estate

John Baker

65 2010 Independent Director

Eugenio Santiago Clariond Reyes-Retana

70 2009 Independent Director

Sam Coats

72 2005 Independent Director

Sean Foley

56 2012 Independent Director

Bernard Lanigan

65 2012 Independent Director

Thomas Ryan

48 2012 Independent Director

Ronald Steinhart

73 2007 Independent Director

Dorothy Weaver

66 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Ransdell

Mr. Thomas R. Ransdell is Chairman of the Board of Texas Industries Inc.He has been Chairman of the Board of the Company since June 2013. He has managed private investments since July 2004. He has over 37 years of experience in engineering, operating and management roles in the aggregates industry. He served in various management positions with Vulcan Materials Company (largest domestic producer of aggregates) for over 26 years until his retirement in 2004, rising from the position of Vice President/Texas to President of the Southwest Division. During his tenure with Vulcan, he also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of two international joint venture companies, Calizas Industriales del Carmen and Vulica Shipping Company, which marketed high quality limestone products and provided deep water shipping services. He also spent eleven years in various engineering and management positions in the aggregate operations of Texas Industries, Inc. from 1967 through 1978. His professional affiliations include serving as past Chairman of the National Slag Association and the Texas Aggregate and Concrete Association. He is currently a director of the Cancer Therapy and Research Center Foundation.

Melvin Brekhus

Mr. Melvin G. Brekhus is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Texas Industries, Inc. He has been President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since June 1, 2004. He has been with the Company for over 23 years, rising through various management positions in the cement, aggregate and concrete business until attaining his current position. Mr. Brekhus has over 40 years of experience in engineering, operating and management roles in the cement industry. He held positions as technical services engineer, cement plant chemist, cement plant process engineer and cement plant manager at plants in four different states before joining the management team of the Company. His professional affiliations include the Portland Cement Association, where he is Past Chairman and presently a Director.

Kenneth Allen

Mr. Kenneth R. Allen is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance of Texas Industries, Inc., since August 1, 2008. Mr. Allen joined us in 1985 and became Treasurer in 1991 and Vice President and Treasurer in 1999. He continued to serve as Treasurer until July 2008, and from September 2009 until April 2011. Mr. Allen is a director of The Empire District Electric Company.

James Rogers

Mr. James B. Rogers is Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of Texas Industries, Inc., since June 1, 2011. From August 2002 through May 2011, he was Vice President-Consumer Products. He joined us in 1996 and has held various positions in our cement, aggregates and concrete operations since then. He is a director of the National Ready-Mix Concrete Association and the Texas Aggregates and Concrete Association.

Frederick Anderson

Mr. Frederick G. Anderson is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Texas Industries, Inc., since November 2004. He has been a practicing attorney for over 30 years. From March 2003 until November 2004 he engaged in the private practice of law, including as of counsel to Davis Munck P.C., a Dallas, Texas based law firm. Prior to March 2003, he was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of two public companies and a partner in a large international law firm. Mr. Anderson maintains membership in the State Bar of Texas and Dallas Bar Association. He is a former Chairman of the Legal Counsels Committee of the Portland Cement Association.

T. Lesley Vines

Mr. T. Lesley Vines is Vice President, Treasurer, Corporate Controller of Texas Industries Inc. He has been Vice President-Corporate Controller since 2004 and Treasurer since April 2011. He was Assistant Treasurer from September 2009 to April 2011. He joined us in November 1995 as the Corporate Tax Manager and later became our Director of Accounting and Tax prior to becoming the Vice President-Corporate Controller. Prior to 1995, he was a Senior Manager with Ernst & Young. Mr. Vines is a Certified Public Accountant.

Michael Collar

Mr. Michael P. Collar is Vice President - Human Resources of Texas Industries, Inc., since June 1, 2010. From June 2002 until June 2010, he was Director, Human Resources of the Company.Prior to joining the Company in 2002, Mr. Collar had over 20 years of human resources experience with companies such as Ford Motor Company and Atlantic Richfield Company. Mr. Collar is a member of the Executive Committee of the Cement Employers Association.

Barry Bone

Mr. Barry M. Bone is Vice President - Real Estate of Texas Industries, Inc., since 1995. He has been President of Brookhollow Corporation, the real estate subsidiary, since 1991. He joined us in 1982 and has served in various real estate positions since then.

John Baker

Mr. John D. Baker II is Independent Director of Texas Industries, Inc.He has been Executive Chairman of Patriot Transportation Holding, Inc. (a motor carrier of liquid and dry bulk commodities and a real estate management and investment company) since October 2010 and Chairman of Panadero Aggregates, Inc. (a producer of aggregates) since August 2010. He was Chief Executive Officer and President of Patriot from February 2008 until October 2010. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Florida Rock Industries, Inc. (an aggregates, ready-mix concrete and cement company) from 1996 until November 2007. He is currently a director of Patriot Transportation Holding, Inc. and Wells Fargo & Company. During the last five years, Mr. Baker has also been a director of Duke Energy, Inc., Progress Energy, Inc., Vulcan Materials Company, Hughes Supply, Inc., Wachovia Corp. and Florida Rock Industries, Inc. His professional affiliations include the Florida Concrete and Products Association, where he was a former Chairman.

Eugenio Santiago Clariond Reyes-Retana

Mr. Eugenio Santiago Clariond Reyes-Retana is Independent Director of Texas Industries, Inc. He also served as a director from 1998 until 2005. He has been Chairman of Verzatec, S.A. (aluminum and plastic construction products), Monterrey, Mexico, since 2004. He was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Grupo IMSA, S.A. (steel processor, auto parts, aluminum and plastic construction products), Monterrey, Mexico, from 1981 until his retirement in December 2006. He is currently a director of Johnson Controls, Inc., Navistar (International) Corp., Grupo Financiero Banorte S.A., The Mexico Fund Inc. and Mexichem, S.A. During the last five years, Mr. Clariond has also been a director of Chaparral Steel Company. Mr. Clariond is Chairman of the Mexican Fund for Nature Conservancy, a founding member and past Vice-Chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and Chairman of the United States- Mexico Business Committee of the Mexican Business Council for Foreign Trade. He is also a director of Monterrey Tech, the Center of Studies from the Private Sector for Sustainable Development, and Bat Conservation International. He is on the Advisory Board of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies and the Jacobs School of Engineering of the University of California at San Diego.

Sam Coats

Mr. Sam Coats is Independent Director of Texas Industries Inc., since July 13, 2005. He has been a business and aviation consultant since March 2006. Mr. Coats was President and Chief Executive Officer of Schlotzsky’s, Inc. (fast casual dining restaurants) and S.I. Restructuring, Inc. from June 2004 until March 2006. Schlotzsky’s, Inc. recruited Mr. Coats to help restructure the company and, as a part thereof, it filed under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in August 2004, from which it has emerged as a successful, growing company. During his career, Mr. Coats has been President and Chief Executive Officer of several companies, including Sammons Travel Group (package tour operator), PROS Revenue Management, Inc. (the world’s leading provider of airline revenue management software systems), and Trinity Texas Corporation (real estate development, quick lubrication centers, oil and gas). Mr. Coats has also served as President of Muse Air Corporation until its acquisition by Southwest Airlines Company, and he has held senior management positions with Southwest Airlines Company, Continental Airlines, Inc., Braniff Airways, Inc. and Texas International Airlines, Inc. He has also practiced law with a major Dallas law firm and served as a member of the Texas legislature. Mr. Coats is active in civic affairs and serves on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations, including the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas, the Development Board of the University of Texas at Brownsville, and Central Dallas Community Development Corporation (dedicated to providing affordable housing to low-income clients and permanent housing to the homeless).

Sean Foley

Mr. Sean P. Foley has been appointed as Independent Director of Texas Industries, Inc., effective July 11, 2012. He was Senior Vice President – Investment Management of AT&T, Inc. (a leading provider of telecommunications services in the United States and globally) from October 2006 until his retirement in January 2012. He was Vice President & Treasurer of Cingular Wireless (a leading provider of wireless telecommunications services) from 2000 until it was acquired by AT&T in 2005. He was Vice President and Treasurer of U S West, Inc. (a regional provider of telecommunications services in the United States) from 1995 until 2000. Mr. Foley is a former member of the Board of Trustees of Presbyterian College in South Carolina and currently serves on that institution’s investment committee.

Bernard Lanigan

Mr. Bernard Lanigan, Jr., has been appointed as Independent Director of Texas Industries, Inc., effective July 11, 2012. He founded and has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Southeast Asset Advisors, Inc. (a registered investment advisor and wealth management company) since 1991. He also founded and has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lanigan & Associates, P.C. (a certified public accounting and consulting firm) since 1974. He also directs and oversees Conifer Advisors, LLC, Conifer Partners I, LLC and Conifer Partners II, LLC (private equity, real estate and special situations investments). Mr. Lanigan is a certified public accountant. He is currently a director of Ruby Tuesday, Inc.

Thomas Ryan

Mr. Thomas L. Ryan has been appointed as Independent Director of Texas Industries, Inc., effective July 11, 2012. He has been Chief Executive Officer of Service Corporation International (largest provider of deathcare products and services in North America) since February 2005 and has served as President of SCI since July 2002. From July 2002 until February 2005 Mr. Ryan was Chief Operating Officer of SCI, and from November 2000 until July 2002 he was Chief Executive Officer of European operations. From the time he joined SCI in 1996 until November 2000, Mr. Ryan served in a variety of financial management roles. Before joining SCI, Mr. Ryan was a certified public accountant with Coopers & Lybrand LLP for eight years. Mr. Ryan is a current director of Chesapeake Energy Corporation and a member of the Board of Trust Managers of Weingarten Realty Investors. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the United Way of Greater Houston, and he also serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Houston Partnership and the GHCF Community Foundation Council. Mr. Ryan also serves on the University of Texas McCombs School of Business Advisory Council.

Ronald Steinhart

Mr. Ronald G. Steinhart is Independent Director of Texas Industries Inc. He retired in 2000 as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Commercial Banking Group of Bank One Corporation (commercial banking), a position he had held since 1996. He has over 37 years of experience in the financial services industry. He led a group of investors that established Team Bank (commercial banking) in 1988 and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until it merged with Bank One Texas in 1992. He was President and Chief Operating Officer of Bank One Texas through 1996. He is also a former President and Chief Operating Officer of InterFirst Corporation (commercial bank holding company), prior to which he teamed with investors to charter or purchase six other banks. He is a current director of Southcross Energy Partners, LLC, Penske Automotive Group, Inc. and Susser Holdings Corporation. During the last five years, Mr. Steinhart has been a director of Animal Health International, Inc. and a trustee of the MFS/Compass Group of mutual funds. Mr. Steinhart is an Advisory Board Member of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. Among the civic positions in which he has served are Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, Chairman of the Housing Authority of the City of Dallas, Chairman of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, President of the Federal Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve System, Chairman of the Dallas Citizens Council, and Regent of the Lamar University System.

Dorothy Weaver

Ms. Dorothy C. Weaver is Independent Director of Texas Industries, Inc.She has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Collins Capital Investments, LLC (an investment management company managing multi-manager, multi-strategy funds of hedge funds) since 1995. Prior to that she was President of Intercap Investments, Inc. (a residential and commercial real estate investment firm) for approximately six years. Ms. Weaver is a director of Austin Industries and was formerly a director of Coldwell Banker. She is a former Chairman of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Miami. She has also served as Chairman of the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors for the State of Florida, and was a founding director of Enterprise Florida, a public-private partnership that replaced Florida’s Department of Commerce. Among the many other civic positions in which she has served are Chairman of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee of Workforce Florida, Inc., Chairman of the Workforce Development Committee of the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Education and a member of the board of trustees and the executive committee of Wellesley College.

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