Management & Directors

Executive Officers

Thomas W. Hill
Thomas W. Hill
President and Chief Executive Officer; Director
Thomas W. Hill Thomas W. Hill is the founder of Summit Materials and has been President and Chief Executive Officer since its inception. He has been a member of the board of directors since August 2009. From 2006 to 2008, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Oldcastle, Inc., the North American arm of CRH plc, one of the world’s leading construction materials companies. Mr. Hill served on the CRH plc Board of Directors from 2002 to 2008 and, from 1992 to 2006, ran the Materials division of Oldcastle. Mr. Hill served as Chairman of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (“ARTBA”) from 2002 to 2004, during congressional consideration of the multi-year transportation bill “SAFETEA-LU.” Mr. Hill has been Treasurer of both the National Asphalt Pavement Association and the National Stone Association, and he remains active with ARTBA’s Executive Committee. Mr. Hill received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and History from Duke University and a Masters of Business Administration from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.
Brian J. Harris
Brian J. Harris
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Brian J. Harris Brian J. Harris joined the Company in October 2013 after having been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bausch & Lomb Holdings Incorporated, a leading global eye health company, from 2009 to 2013. From 1990 to 2009, Mr. Harris held positions of increasing responsibility with industrial, automotive, building products and engineering manufacturing conglomerate Tomkins plc, including President of the $2 billion worldwide power transmission business for Gates Corporation, and Senior Vice President for Strategic Business Development and Business Administration, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Gates Corporation. Mr. Harris received a Bachelor of Accountancy from Glasgow University and is qualified as a Scottish Chartered Accountant.
Douglas C. Rauh
Douglas C. Rauh
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Douglas C. Rauh Douglas C. Rauh joined the Company in January 2012 as the East Segment President. Effective March 1, 2013, Mr. Rauh, became the Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining the Company, from 2000 to 2012, Mr. Rauh held positions of increasing responsibility with Oldcastle, including President and Chief Executive Officer of The Shelly Co. (“Shelly”), Oldcastle’s operations in Ohio. During Mr. Rauh’s tenure with Shelly, he was an integral part of the team that completed over 30 acquisitions. Mr. Rauh started his career working for his family’s business, Northern Ohio Paving Company (“NOPCO”), where he held roles of increasing responsibility from 1983 to 2000, including Vice President. Mr. Rauh received a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Business Administration from The Ohio State University.
Michael J. Brady
Michael J. Brady
Executive Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer
Michael J. Brady Michael J. Brady joined the Company in April 2009 after having been a Senior Vice President at CRH Plc’s US subsidiary, Oldcastle, with overall responsibility for acquisitions and business development, having joined Oldcastle in 2000. Prior to that, Mr. Brady worked in several operational and general management positions in the paper and packaging industry in Ireland, the United Kingdom and Asia Pacific with the Jefferson Smurfit Group, plc (now Smurfit Kappa Group plc). Mr. Brady received a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) and a Master of Engineering Science (Microelectronics) from University College, Cork in Ireland and a Master of Business Administration degree from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.
M. Shane Evans
M. Shane Evans
Executive Vice President and West Division President
M. Shane Evans M. Shane Evans joined the Company in August 2010 with over 20 years of experience in the construction materials industry. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Evans worked at Oldcastle for 12 years, most recently as a Division President. He started his career working in his family’s construction and materials business where he held various operational and executive positions. Mr. Evans received a Bachelor of Science degree from Montana State University.
Thomas A. Beck
Thomas A. Beck
Executive Vice President and Cement Division President
Thomas A. Beck Thomas A. Beck joined Summit Materials in May 2010 when Summit purchased a controlling interest in Continental Cement. Mr. Beck is the President of Continental Cement, a position he has held since January 2013. He was a Senior Vice President with Continental Cement from 2005 to 2013 and its VP, Sales & Marketing, from 1996 to 2005. Mr. Beck also held various positions with Holnam (predecessor to Holcim (US) Inc.) from 1987 to 1996. Mr. Beck currently serves on the Executive Committee and as Vice Chairman of the Portland Cement Association and is active on several cement and concrete industry boards. Mr. Beck received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois.

Board of Directors

Howard L. Lance
Howard L. Lance
Chairman
Howard L. Lance Howard L. Lance began to serve on our board starting in October 2012 and was formally elected as a director and Chairman in February 2013. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA"), a global communications and information company, since May 2016. Mr. Lance also sits on MDA's board of directors. Prior to joining MDA, Mr. Lance was an Executive Advisor to The Blackstone Group L.P. from July 2012 to April 2016 and, as part of his duties, he served on the boards of certain Blackstone portfolio companies. He is a director of Change Healthcare, Inc., a Blackstone portfolio company. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harris Corporation from 2003 to 2011. Before joining Harris Corporation, Mr. Lance was president of NCR Corporation and Chief Operating Officer of its Retail and Financial Group. Previously, he spent 17 years with Emerson Electric Co., where he held senior management positions including Executive Vice President of its Electronics and Telecommunications segment, Chief Executive Officer and director of its Astec electronics subsidiary in Hong Kong, Group Vice President of its Climate Technologies segment and President of its Copeland Refrigeration division. Mr. Lance received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Bradley University and a Master of Science degree in Management from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University.
Thomas W. Hill
Thomas W. Hill
President and Chief Executive Officer; Director
Thomas W. Hill Thomas W. Hill is the founder of Summit Materials and has been President and Chief Executive Officer since its inception. He has been a member of the board of directors since August 2009. From 2006 to 2008, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Oldcastle, Inc., the North American arm of CRH plc, one of the world’s leading construction materials companies. Mr. Hill served on the CRH plc Board of Directors from 2002 to 2008 and, from 1992 to 2006, ran the Materials division of Oldcastle. Mr. Hill served as Chairman of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (“ARTBA”) from 2002 to 2004, during congressional consideration of the multi-year transportation bill “SAFETEA-LU.” Mr. Hill has been Treasurer of both the National Asphalt Pavement Association and the National Stone Association, and he remains active with ARTBA’s Executive Committee. Mr. Hill received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and History from Duke University and a Masters of Business Administration from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.
Joseph S. Cantie
Joseph S. Cantie
Director
Joseph S. Cantie Joseph S. Cantie was appointed as a director in May 2016. He is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ZF TRW, a division of ZF Friedrichshafen AG (“ZF”), a global automotive supplier, a position he held from May 2015 until January 2016. He served in similar roles at TRW Automotive Holdings Corp., which was acquired by ZF Industries in May 2015, since 2003. Prior to that time, Mr. Cantie held other executive positions at TRW, which he joined in 1999. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Cantie served in several executive positions with LucasVarity Plc, including serving as Vice President and Controller. Prior to joining LucasVarity, Mr. Cantie spent 10 years with KPMG. He is currently a director for TopBuild Corp. where he serves on the Audit, Compensation and Governance Committees, and for Delphi Automotive PLC where he serves on the Audit and Finance Committees. Mr. Cantie is a certified public accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Ted Allan Gardner
Ted Allan Gardner
Director
Ted Allan Gardner Ted A. Gardner was elected as a director in August 2009. He is a Managing Partner of Silverhawk. Prior to co-founding Silverhawk in 2005, Mr. Gardner was a Managing Partner of Wachovia Capital Partners (formerly, First Union Capital Partners) from 1989 until 2002. He was a director and Chairman of the Compensation Committee of Kinder Morgan, Inc. from 1999 to 2007, a director and the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Encore Acquisition Company from 2001 to 2010, a director of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners from 2011 to 2014 and a director and the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Athlon Energy, Inc. from 2013 to 2014. He is currently a director of Kinder Morgan, Inc., Incline Niobrara Partners, LP and Spartan Energy Partners. Mr. Gardner received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Duke University and a Juris Doctor and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Virginia.
John R. Murphy
John R. Murphy
Director
John R. Murphy John R. Murphy was elected as a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee in February 2012. Since March 2015, he has also served as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Murphy served as our Interim Chief Financial Officer from January 2013 to May 2013 and from July 2013 to October 2013. He was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation from 2009 to 2010 and served in various senior management roles from 1998 to 2008, including Chief Financial Officer and President and Chief Operating Officer and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Accuride Corporation. Accuride Corporation filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October 2009 and emerged in 2010. Since 2003, Mr. Murphy has served on the Board of Directors, the Governance Committee and as Chairman of the Audit Committee of O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. He has also served as a director and Audit Committee Chairman of DJO Global Inc. since January 2012. Mr. Murphy was elected as a director and Audit Committee member of Graham Packaging in February 2011. Graham Packaging was subsequently sold in September 2011. Mr. Murphy received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Colorado and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Neil P. Simpkins
Neil P. Simpkins
Director
Neil P. Simpkins Neil P. Simpkins was elected as a director in August 2009. Mr. Simpkins is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone’s Corporate Private Equity Group. In addition to the Company, since joining Blackstone in 1998, Mr. Simpkins has led the acquisitions of TRW Automotive, Vanguard Health Systems, Team Health, LLC, Apria Healthcare Group, Change Healthcare, Inc. and Gates Corporation. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Simpkins was a Principal at Bain Capital. While at Bain Capital, Mr. Simpkins was involved in the execution of investments in the consumer products, industrial, healthcare and information industries. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr. Simpkins was a consultant at Bain & Company in the Asia Pacific region and in London. He currently serves as a Director of Apria Healthcare Group, Gates Corporation, Change Healthcare, Inc., and Team Health Inc. Mr. Simpkins graduated with honors from Oxford University and received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Anne K. Wade
Anne K. Wade
Director
Anne K. Wade Anne K. Wade, was appointed by the board as a director in January 2016, at which time she was also appointed to the Audit Committee. From 1995-2012, Ms. Wade served as Senior Vice President and Director of Capital International, a part of the Capital Group Companies, the Los Angeles based investment management firm. Ms. Wade is currently a partner at Leaders’ Quest, an organization focused on culture, values, and driving social and financial impact in major corporations. In that capacity she is the co-Director of BankingFutures in the United Kingdom. Ms. Wade also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the John Laing Group plc, where she also chairs the Remuneration Committee. Ms. Wade also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Big Society Capital Ltd in London, and of the Heron Foundation in New York City. She previously served on the Board of Directors of Holcim Ltd from 2013 to 2015, and was a member of its Governance and Strategy Committee. Ms. Wade received a Bachelor of Arts degree, Magna cum Laude, from Harvard University and a Master of Science from the London School of Economics.
Steven H. Wunning
Steven H. Wunning
Director
Steven H. Wunning Steven H. Wunning was appointed as a director in August 2016. He served as Group President and Executive Office Member for Caterpillar Inc. (“Caterpillar”) from January 2004 until his retirement in February 2015. Mr. Wunning joined Caterpillar in 1973 and held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility with Caterpillar, including Vice President, Logistics Division from January 2000 to January 2004 and Vice President, Logistics & Product Services Division from November 1998 to January 2000. Mr. Wunning is also a Director of The Sherwin Williams Company, Kennametal Inc., Black & Veatch Holding Company, and Neovia Logistics Services, LLC. Mr. Wunning serves on the Board of Trustees of Missouri University of Science and Technology. He obtained his Bachelor of Sciences degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology and an executive Masters of Business Administration from the University of Illinois.