US: Michael Haack has been appointed as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Eagle Materials. He succeeds Dave Powers, who will retire on 1 July 2019. Powers will remain on the company’s board of directors.
Haack is currently Eagle Material’s president and chief operating officer (COO). He joined Eagle Materials as COO in 2014 from Halliburton Energy Services, where he worked for 17 years. He holds an MBA from Rice University in Texas, as well as Master and Bachelor degrees in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M and Purdue University, respectively.
Powers has worked in the building materials industry for 40 years. He joined Eagle Materials, formerly known as Centex Construction Products, in 2002. In 2005 he was promoted to Executive Vice President for Gypsum. He became president and CEO of Eagle Materials in early 2016.