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Hanson Assigns Realigns Management, Names New Leaders

Aligning its management structure with a sustainability vision of Building on the past. Restoring the balance. Creating the future, Hanson Building Products

Aligning its management structure with a sustainability vision of Building on the past. Restoring the balance. Creating the future, Hanson Building Products North America announces two new appointments: Mark Carpenter will serve as senior vice president, West Region; and, Julie Porter will assume the office of vice president of Marketing and Sustainability.

In his new role, Carpenter will oversee all operations for the Hanson Pipe & Precast and Hanson Roof Tile divisions, encompassing 1,400 team members and 32 facilities in the western region. His most recent positions were vice president and general manager of Hanson Pipe & Precast Northeast Area and executive vice president for Hanson Pipe & Precast in the Southeast Area. He began his career in the building materials industry as a manufacturing group leader with global responsibilities in Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and North America.

Porter brings 16-plus years' marketing industry experience to her new job of defining, leading and managing marketing and sustainability initiatives throughout North America. Previously, she served as marketing director for Hanson Pressure Pipe North America and Hanson Pipe & Precast West Region.

Additionally, in mid-2009, Hanson created a sustainability leadership position filled by Tiffany Ward, group sustainability manager. After serving as a technical resource engineer for Hanson Pipe & Precast from 2007 to 2009, she now is responsible for leading, educating and monitoring sustainability initiatives within the organization in conjunction with marketing.