Feature: AI appoints Mike Pearce to continue health & safety focus

Aggregate Industries, part of the LafargeHolcim Group and one of the UK’s leading construction materials suppliers, has appointed Mike Pearce as the managing director of its Aggregates division – in a report by our sister title Aggregates Business.

Mike Pearce has held senior commercial and operational roles in Aggregate Industries (AI) since first joining in 1986, and moves into the role of AI Aggregates division managing director from his previous position as commercial director, which he has held since July 2015. As managing director for Aggregates he will focus on four of the company’s core pillars: customer service, health and safety, innovation, and sustainability.

With operations up and down the UK, Pearce will oversee the work that the team is doing to ensure that everything Aggregate Industries does is with the customer in mind – how the company can best serve them and add value. Pearce also has a remit to ensure the business acts responsibly and sustainably in each and every one of the communities of which it is part.

Health and safety is at the heart of the company’s philosophy, which was recognised when Aggregate Industries was shortlisted as a finalist in the H&S Excellence category at this year’s Construction News Awards. With nearly 50 quarries in the company’s portfolio, Pearce will be responsible for the daily welfare of hundreds of operatives and visitors to those sites, to ensure every employee and visitor leaves as healthy when they arrived.

Pearce’s vision for the company is to focus on its innovation and the way it can be brought to market. He plans to take full advantage of parent company LafargeHolcim’s world-class research and development facilities. With a rapidly changing industry, and ever-increasing challenges facing the sector, being able to innovate is what enables Aggregate Industries to offer its customers world-leading solutions and products.

Commenting on his appointment as managing director of Aggregates, Pearce said: “Having been with Aggregate Industries for most of my career, I have witnessed the company’s ability to adapt to challenging market conditions, and it’s this agility that makes it the market leader it is in the mineral products industry. I will ensure that we continue to invest in our people, invest in our sites and innovate.”



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