US: Doug Black, currently chief executive of CRH's Americas Materials Division, has been appointed to the newly created position of president and chief operating officer of Oldcastle Inc, the holding company for CRH's operations in the Americas. Black will report to Mark Towe, chief executive officer of Oldcastle. Aged 47, Black joined Oldcastle in 1995 and has held a series of key leadership positions at Oldcastle and in the Precast, Architectural Products (APG) and Materials operations.
CRH, the international building materials group, has announced a number of changes within its management team in the United States, effective from 20 February 2012. Commenting on these changes, Myles Lee, CRH chief executive said, "These appointments and subsequent follow-on changes strengthen our organisational structure and enhance our ability to execute our strategies and achieve long-term performance and growth."