Heavy building projects manufacturer Hanson Building Products North America has changed its management structure to better align with the company’s sustainability vision, “Building on the past. Restoring the balance. Creating the future.”
Mark Carpenter has been named senior vice president, Hanson Building Products West Region, and Julie Porter has been appointed vice president of marketing and sustainability, Hanson Building Products North America.
In his role, Carpenter will oversee all commercial activity and operations for Hanson Building Products’ Hanson Pipe & Precast and Hanson Roof Tile divisions, with 1,400 team members and 32 facilities in the western region.
Prior to this position, Carpenter served as vice president and general manager of Hanson Pipe & Precast Northeast Area and executive vice president for Hanson Pipe & Precast in the Southeast Area.
He began his career in the building materials industry as a manufacturing group leader with global experience ranging from Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and North America.
With more than 16 years in the marketing industry, including three years with Hanson Building Products, Julie Porter will serve as vice president of marketing and sustainability. She will be responsible for defining, leading and managing marketing and sustainability initiatives throughout North America.
Previously, Porter served as marketing director for Hanson Pressure Pipe North America and the West Region of Hanson Pipe & Precast. Prior to this she was vice president of The Powell Group, a marketing and public relations agency, where she managed the agency team and strategies for national, regional and local companies such as Overhead Door Corporation and Starbucks.
In addition to these changes, Hanson Building Products created a sustainability leadership position and named Tiffany Ward, group sustainability manager for the company in mid-2009. Ward served as a technical resource engineer for Hanson Pipe & Precast from 2007 to 2009, and is now responsible for leading, educating and monitoring sustainability initiatives within the organization in conjunction with marketing.