Oldcastle Inc. parent CRH plc has announced the year end retirement of Mark Towe from the board of directors, while continuing in his role as CRH Americas chairman. Towe joined the global concrete, aggregates and cement producer in 1997 and was appointed a director in 2008.
As part of a U.S. portfolio streamlining aimed at debt reduction, Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. has reached an agreement to sell its Odessa, Texas, cement plant and two terminals, plus El Paso and Las Cruces, N.M., building materials businesses to Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, S.A.B. de C.V. Absent from the $306 million deal are Cemex Colorado assets—Lyons mill, Florence terminal—included in an original transaction the producers outlined earlier this year. Subject to competition authority and shareholder approvals, the revised deal will be consummated through Cemex and GCC U.S. affiliates and is projected to close by year end.
San Antonio-based Robert Ober & Associates, LLC has named Alec Woodson as vice president of Business Development. During his tenure with the department, management notes, he has worked with clients plus internal engineering and architectural staff to produce world-class plant installations for concrete and materials producers. Woodson will be responsible for sourcing business and translating the needs of the clients to all Ober & Associates departments. Engineering and architectural staff will report to him.