Aggregate Industries has appointed Lee Sleight to its Executive Committee as the new Managing Director of its Readymix Concrete division.

With 20 years’ experience in the construction industry, Sleight has held various senior leadership positions for building material suppliers, and has vast experience in heavy side construction.  

Over the years he has developed his career in the industry in both operational and commercial roles, and most recently was Business Unit Manager for Sika Limited. Under his leadership, the company continued to grow its market share in concrete, while steering the business through the recent pandemic.   

Commenting on his appointment, Sleight said: “I am delighted to be joining Aggregate Industries and look forward to helping the business navigate the challenges posed by a post-pandemic recovery. In a market that’s always changing and evolving, it’s never been more important to understand what customers need and ensure we deliver innovative and sustainable solutions that solve real life problems. I look forward to making my mark on the division and supporting the business in building on its success to date.” 

Dragan Maksimovic, Chief Executive Officer for Aggregate Industries, said: “I’d like to congratulate Lee on his new position and look forward to working alongside him as a member of our senior team. With his far-reaching experience, I’m confident Lee will be a real asset to the Executive Committee, and the wider business.” 

Sleight succeeds to Barry Hope, who will remain on Aggregate Industries’ Executive Team managing strategic projects in his new role as Business Development Director. Hope has been with the business for 10 years and has been previously Managing Director of the Cement division.