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Harrington Succeeds Lehigh Hanson Ceo Kitzmiller

One-time Lehigh Hanson Chief Operating Officer Daniel Harrington become chief executive officer effective Jan. 1, replacing James Kitzmiller, who retired after nearly 40 years with the company and predecessor operations

Sources: Lehigh Hanson Inc., Irving, Texas; CP staff

One-time Lehigh Hanson Chief Operating Officer Daniel Harrington became chief executive officer effective Jan. 1, replacing James Kitzmiller, who retired after nearly 40 years with the company and predecessor operations. Harrington had served as COO and president of Lehigh Hanson South, which along with North, West and Canada regions, plus Hanson Building Products, was formed with the 2007 merger of Lehigh Portland Cement Co. and Hanson Building Materials America.

Harrington fittingly joined the Lehigh executive team Jan. 1, 2000, as Northern Division president. That appointment continued his ascent through the management ranks of cement and concrete businesses dating to 1974, when he graduated from Penn State University. His South Region replacement is Clifford Hahne, a 25-year company veteran who was most recently senior vice president of Hanson Building Products/West Region.