Senior executive changes at Boral
New senior executive appointments come into effect today as search for new CEO continues
BORAL Ltd have made a number of changes to their senior executive team, which take effect from today (1 June 2020).
After 10 years with Boral, David Mariner has stepped down as president and chief executive officer of Boral North America and will leave the organization at the end of June.
Darren Schulz, former president of Boral Roofing North America, has taken over as acting president and chief executive officer of Boral North America, whilst Eric Miller, former vice-president of sales and marketing for Roofing, is now acting president of Roofing North America.
Ross Harper, who was previously group president of operations with responsibility for Boral Australia, Boral North America and HSE and Innovation, has been transitioning back to work since 1 April 2020 after a four-month period of medical leave In preparation for a return to work on a full-time basis, he will move into a more focused role as group president of HSE, sustainability, innovation and operations excellence.
Boral North America and Boral Australia divisions will continue to report directly to the chief executive officer and managing director, which has been the case during Mr Harper’s period of leave.
Boral’s outgoing chief executive officer and managing director, Mike Kane, said: ‘I want to thank David Mariner for his 10 years of service to Boral and for his committed leadership of Boral North America through a period that has seen considerable change and challenges.
‘Under David’s leadership, the division has become a much larger and better positioned portfolio of businesses, delivering improved safety outcomes and benefiting from the substantial synergies delivered through the Headwaters acquisition.
‘I welcome Darren Schulz into the role of leading Boral North America. Darren has extensive experience having first joined Boral in 2002 and having held a number of executive roles with the Group both in the US and in Australia.
‘In the current environment, Darren’s knowledge and experience of the US market, coupled with his ability to optimize cost structures, will be critically important. He has a track record of effectively managing and responding to change and challenging business environments.’
The final decision on a permanent head for Boral North America will be made by Boral’s new chief executive officer and managing director. The board is continuing its search for a successor to Mr Kane, who earlier this year announced he would be retiring after he delivers Boral’s full-year 2020 results.