Aggregate Industries Appoints New Aggregates MD

Leading construction materials supplier Aggregate Industries has appointed Andy Swinnerton as the new Managing Director of the firm’s Aggregates division.

Andy will now join the Aggregate Industries’ Executive Committee and will be responsible for spearheading growth of the Aggregates business unit.

Andy has more than 30 years of experience in the extractive industries. He joined Aggregate Industries in 2016 as a Director Business Excellence bringing with him a strong background of leading businesses, whilst focusing on customer centricity and improving sustainability standards, which saw him improve our operational efficiency activities with a focus on improving customer service.

Andy will report directly into Guy Edwards, Chief Executive Officer of Aggregate Industries.

Commenting on his appointment, Andy Swinnerton said: “I’m delighted to be named as the new Managing Director of Aggregate Industries Aggregates business and look forward to making my mark as the newest Executive Committee member. Despite the challenging times facing the industry, I’m really proud of the great work this excellent team has delivered during the pandemic and can’t wait to continue to not only meet, but exceed customer service and expectations.”

Guy Edwards, Chief Executive Officer added: “I’d like to congratulate Andy on his new position and look forward to working alongside him on the Executive Committee. Andy has brought an excellent contribution to the organisation during a very challenging year. I have no doubt that he’ll help to further grow our Aggregates business and continue to supply products and services to our customers with excellence.”

About Aggregate Industries UK

Aggregate Industries UK is a leading company in the construction and infrastructure industries. It produces and supplies a wide range of construction materials including aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and precast concrete products. It also produces, imports and supplies cementitious materials and offers a national road surfacing and contracting service.

It prides itself on best practice in sustainability having become the first company to be certificated to BES 6001, The Framework Standard for the Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products, developed by the BRE (Building Research Establishment). Aggregate Industries UK is a proud member of the LafargeHolcim Group.

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About LafargeHolcim

As the world’s global leader in building solutions, LafargeHolcim is reinventing how the world builds to make it greener and smarter for all. On its way to becoming a net zero company, LafargeHolcim offers global solutions such as ECOPact, enabling carbon-neutral construction. With its circular business model, the company is a global leader in recycling waste as a source of energy and raw materials through products like Susteno, its leading circular cement. Innovation and digitalization are at the core of the company’s strategy, with more than half of its R&D projects dedicated to greener solutions. LafargeHolcim’s 70,000 employees are committed to improving quality of life across more than 70 markets through its four business segments: Cement, Ready-Mix Concrete, Aggregates and Solutions & Products.

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About Lafarge Cement>

Lafarge Cement is a major manufacturer of cement, GGBS, fly ash and specialist cementitious materials to the UK construction industry. Its long established cement plants in Cauldon, Staffordshire and Cookstown, County Tyrone employ around 250 people and manufacture over 1.4Mt of cement each year. 

Lafarge Cement is part of the LafargeHolcim group and joined Aggregate Industries UK Ltd on 20th July 2015. Aggregate Industries quarries, manufactures and supplies a wide range of heavy building materials to the construction industry and with the cement business now offers a complete solution.

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