MANAGEMENT

At Lehigh Hanson, our management team embodies our core principles: a down-to-earth approach, closeness to the business, consistent leadership, strict cost management, margin control and speed, and the ability to act decisively. We place high demands on the performance and open-mindedness of our employees, and our management team leads by example.

Jon Morrish

President & CEO | Jon Morrish

Jon Morrish is President and Chief Executive Officer of Lehigh Hanson, Inc. Morrish has been with the company since 1999 and most recently served as the President of Lehigh Hanson’s South Region, a position he held since September 1, 2012. He also held the position of Managing Director of the Hanson cement business in the United Kingdom as well as Managing Director of Hanson Concrete. Morrish earned a Master of Business Administration from Cranfield School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Leeds University.

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Senior Vice President & CFO | Henner Böttcher

Henner Böttcher is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Lehigh Hanson, Inc. Böttcher joined HeidelbergCement in 2003 and has held a variety of management positions within the company’s Treasury and Finance departments. He previously served as Group Treasurer for HeidelbergCement, a position he held since 2006. Before joining HeidelbergCement, Böttcher spent seven years at Deutsche Bank. He graduated in Business Administration at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management in Germany and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder.

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President, Canada Region | Chris Ward

Chris Ward is President of Lehigh Hanson’s Canada Region. He has been with the Company since 1996 and has held various management positions in Georgia, North Carolina and Texas. Prior to his current position, Ward served as Vice President & General Manager of the company’s Southeast Aggregates operations. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Rolla with a degree in Mining Engineering.

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President, North Region | Dennis Dolan

Dennis Dolan is President of Lehigh Hanson’s North Region. Dolan has held a variety of senior management and executive positions with the company over the years, including serving as President of Hanson’s Northeast Region. Prior to his current position, Dolan served as the company’s Senior Vice President & General Manager Materials for the North Region. Dolan is a licensed engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Clarkson College of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Syracuse University.
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President, South Region | Glenn Heller

Glenn Heller is President of Lehigh Hanson’s South Region. Heller joined the company in 1997 and has extensive experience in the construction materials industry. Over the years, Heller held a variety of senior management roles within the organization and prior to his most recent position as Vice President of Finance for the South Region, he served as Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis. Heller holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Rider University.
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President, West Region | Daniel Fritz

Daniel Fritz is President of Lehigh Hanson’s West Region. Fritz has been with the company since 2009 and most recently held the position of Senior Vice President of Cement Operations for Lehigh Hanson’s North Region. Previously, Fritz served as the Director of the HeidelbergCement Technology Center (HTC) for the Asia-Oceania area. Prior to joining the company, Fritz was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Votorantim Cimentos North America and also held executive management positions at Polysius Corporation and the Willis & Paul Group.

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Senior Vice President, Government Affairs & Communications | Tom Chizmadia

Tom Chizmadia is Senior Vice President of Government Affairs & Communications for Lehigh Hanson, Inc. Chizmadia previously served as Vice President, Corporate Communications and Chief Communications Officer for BASF Corporation. Prior to joining BASF, he was Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs for Holcim’s U.S. operations. Chizmadia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Williams College and completed the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

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Senior Vice President, Manufacturing & Engineering, and President of Heidelberg Technology Center | Arnaldo Bertola

Arnaldo Bertola is Senior Vice President of Manufacturing and Engineering, and President of Heidelberg Technology Center (HTC) North America. Bertola previously served as Director of HTC Global Engineering. Prior to joining the company, Bertola was Director of Engineering and Projects for Essroc and also served as General Manager - Cement Sector for Fru-Con Bilfinger. He also held a variety of project management, technical and engineering roles with Buzzi Unicem in Italy, Mexico and the U.S. Bertola holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Turin, Italy.

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Senior Vice President, Human Resources | R. Van Waldrop

R. Van Waldrop is Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Lehigh Hanson, Inc. Waldrop has been with the company since 1998 and has held a variety of Human Resources and Safety positions. Waldrop is a Board Member of Cement Employers Association and past chair of National Stone Sand and Gravel Association’s Human Resources Committee. Waldrop holds a Bachelor’s degree in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations degree from Auburn University.

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Vice President, Purchasing | Bob Ross

Bob Ross is Vice President of Purchasing for Lehigh Hanson, Inc. and Group Lead Buyer - Explosives for HeidelbergCement. Ross was previously Director of Purchasing for Lehigh Cement Company. Ross holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Indiana University and has completed the Summit Program through Duke Corporate Education.

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Vice President & General Counsel | Carol Lowry

Carol Lowry is Vice President & General Counsel for Lehigh Hanson, Inc. Prior to joining the company, Lowry held the position of Vice President & General Counsel for Essroc. Previously she was Associate General Counsel at Carpenter Technology Corporation and also held attorney positions at FirstEnergy and Brouse McDowell. Lowry earned her J.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland and has a B.A. from Carlow University in Pittsburgh.

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Vice President, Competence Center Materials | Ian Cross

Ian Cross is the Vice President, Competence Center Materials for Lehigh Hanson, Inc. Cross has more than 38 years of experience in the construction materials industry and has held a variety of operations management positions within the company. Originally from the U.K., Cross relocated to the U.S. in 2009 to serve as Director of Benchmarking for North America. Cross is a Fellow of the Institute of Quarrying, and a member of several professional associations in the UK including the Institute of Asphalt Technology and the Institute of Explosives Engineers. He holds a diploma in Quarry Engineering from Doncaster College.

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Vice President, Sales & Marketing | Philip Holland

Philip Holland is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Lehigh Hanson, Inc. Holland has been with the company for more than nine years and most recently held the position of Vice President/General Manager for the Southwest Aggregates Northern Area. Before joining the company, Holland held a variety of sales and management positions at Martin Marietta Materials. Holland holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Kansas State University and a Master’s degree in Management from Baker University.

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Vice President, Competence Center Ready Mix | Michael King

Michael King is the Vice President of the NAM Competence Center Ready Mix (CCR) for Lehigh Hanson, Inc. King has been with the company since June 2016 and most recently held the position of Director of Operational Improvement RMC/HMA within the NAM Competence Center Materials. (CCM). Previously, King served as the Regional Technical Services Manager for Lafarge Holcim. King holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Florida State University.

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Vice President, Safety, Environment & Health | Patrick James

Patrick James is the Vice President of Safety, Environment & Health for Lehigh Hanson, Inc. James comes to the company with more than 40 years of health and safety experience and previously served as Vice President, Health, Safety, Environment & Communities for Rio Tinto Copper & Diamonds product group. James holds M.A. and B.S. degrees from the University of Wyoming and is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) as well as a Certified Mine Safety Professional (CMSP).

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Vice President, Strategy & Development | Francois Perrin

Francois Perrin is the Vice President of Strategy & Development for Lehigh Hanson, Inc. Prior to joining the company, Perrin served as Senior Vice President of Strategy & Development for Essroc. Perrin holds an Engineering degree from Ecole nationale Des Ponts et Chaussees and a Master’s degree from Collège des Ingénieurs.