The return of the native: Edwards to lead Aggregate Industries UK


Aggregate Industries UK has announced that Guy Edwards will take over as its CEO from January.

Mr Edwards is currently CEO of US Aggregate Construction Materials which, like Aggregate Industries, is a subsidiary of LafargeHolcim.

He will replace François Petry, who was recently appointed country CEO of Lafarge France and market head for France and Belgium.


Aggregate Industries said that Mr Edwards has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry, of which 25 has been spent in the UK market.

Mr Edwards said: ‘I am excited to be coming home to Aggregate Industries UK as the country CEO. Over the last five years I’ve been part of LafargeHolcim’s growth in the US market - today a $2bn company delivering aggregates, concrete and asphalt/contracting products and solutions.

‘I understand the business, the opportunities and the challenges, and I know that we have here all that is needed to continue on the same successful path: the highest quality product portfolio, and talented, passionate people devoted to making things easier for our customers.’

He added: ‘I thank Francois for his leadership during the last three years and I’m committed to continuing the work that further improves our results and keeps Aggregate Industries as one of the most respected companies in the construction industry, creating value for all our stakeholders; from employees, to customers, partners and communities.’

Mr Edwards previously held a variety of senior roles within Aggregate Industries, both in the UK and US. In 2013, he served as a UK Executive Committee member responsible for European operations before becoming chief operating officer for the Aggregate Industries US business in 2014.

He gained a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Leeds University, graduating with honours in 1988. He has also completed the International Leadership Program at the International Institute for Management Development in Switzerland.

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