Guy will replace François Petry, who was recently appointed Country CEO of Lafarge France and Market Head for France and Belgium.
With more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry (of which 25 has been spent in the UK market), Guy Edwards is currently CEO for the company’s Aggregates and Construction Materials (ACM) business in the United States. Over the years, he has held a variety of senior roles within Aggregate Industries, both in the UK and US. In 2013, Guy served as a UK Executive Committee member responsible for European operations and, in 2014, was named Chief Operating Officer for the AI US business.
Guy received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Leeds University in England, graduating with honours in 1988. He has also completed the International Leadership Program at the International Institute for Management Development in Switzerland.
“I am excited to be coming home to Aggregate Industries UK as the country CEO. Over the last five years I’ve been part of LafargeHolcim’s growth in the US market - today a $2 billion company delivering aggregates, concrete and asphalt/contracting products and solutions. I understand the business, the opportunities and the challenges, and I know that we have here all that is needed to continue on the same successful path: a highest quality product portfolio, and talented, passionate people devoted to making things easier for our customers. I thank Francois for his leadership in the last three years and I’m committed to continuing the work that further improves our results and keeps Aggregate Industries as one of the most respected companies in the construction industry, creating value for all our stakeholders, from employees, to customers, partners and communities,” said Guy Edwards.
Edwards replaces François Petry, who, for the last three years, has led the UK subsidiary of LafargeHolcim in driving performance in a market which offers both challenges and great opportunities. In his new role, he will be joining Lafarge France as CEO and Market Head for France and Belgium.
“Over the last three years I have had the privilege to work with a great team of dedicated people; true professionals that have a high level of energy and commitment. Together we have been focusing on strengthening Aggregate Industries’ position in the market, by aligning with the LH “Building for Growth” strategy. Successes like the Kendall’s acquisition or the investments into increasing our capacity and the big contracts we have been awarded will allow us to react to the current challenges.
Aggregate Industries is a company that strives to create added value for its customers and the wider society, so I am confident that you will continue to drive performance, while maintaining the same high level of customer service”, said François Petry.