Atlanta Executive to Lead National Transportation Group in 2013

Wed April 03, 2013 - National Edition

John C. Hay has been named chairman of the board of TRIP.
John C. Hay has been named chairman of the board of TRIP.

An Atlanta, Ga., executive has been named chairman of the board of TRIP, a national, nonprofit transportation research group based in Washington, D.C.

John C. Hay, senior vice president of government relations and corporate communications of Oldcastle Inc., joined Oldcastle in 2002 and became a member of the TRIP board of directors the same year.

Oldcastle is North America’s largest manufacturer of building products and materials with more than 35,000 employees and U.S. operations in all 50 states. The company, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., is a division of CRH plc, the international building materials group based in Dublin, Ireland, with operations in more than 36 countries.

“I look forward to continuing my involvement with TRIP as its chairman; improving America’s surface transportation system not only saves lives and creates jobs, it also impacts our lives every day by increasing our mobility and accessibility,” Hay said. “Oldcastle Materials has supported TRIP’s efforts to increase public awareness of the need to invest in America’s surface transportation system for over a decade, and I’m proud to carry on that tradition,” he added.

Hay coordinates government relations activities at the federal, state and local levels; corporate communications across the enterprise, including both internal and external communications; and community relations activities. Prior to joining Oldcastle, he spent five years with The Boeing Company as a director in its government relations office in Washington, D.C. Before joining Boeing in January 1998, Hay served for more than six years on the staff of United States Representative Bud Cramer (D-AL), most recently as the Congressman’s chief of staff. Hay also practiced law and was a partner with Sirote & Permutt PC in Huntsville.

TRIP also elected the following individuals as officers for 2013. President and CEO W. Brian Burgett, Kokosing Construction Company Inc., Fredericktown, Ohio, was elected president; Vice President Donald Weaver, Weaver Bailey Contractors, El Paso, Ark., was elected first vice president; President Scott Williams, Hamilton Construction Company, Springfield, Ore., was elected second vice president; and Vice President L. Jeffrey DiStefano, Harrison & Burrowes Bridge Constructors Inc., Glenmont, N.Y., was elected secretary-treasurer.

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