Aggregate Industries has appointed Gary Brennand as the new General Manager for Express Asphalt.

Effective 2 November, Brennand succeeds Vicky Smith, who was recently named as the new Managing Director for Spadeoak – Aggregate Industries’ specialist contracting business. 

Brennand will be responsible for growing the construction supplier’s burgeoning Express Asphalt division, as well as spearheading the highest standard of product development and innovation.

Brennand career began as a quarry-based Aggregates & Asphalt technician. Since then he has worked his way through the business, gaining invaluable expertise and understanding of the industry.

Joining Aggregate Industries in 2018 as an Area Manager for Midlands Ready-Mix, Brennand boasts over 20 years of experience in the construction materials sector, having held a number of senior positions across aggregate, asphalt, cement and ready-mix concrete businesses.

In his current role as General Manager for Asphalt Midlands, a position he has held since 2018, Gary has consecutively improved business performance year on year. More recently, he provided excellent leadership and stability during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

He will report directly to Chris Hudson, Managing Director of Asphalt, who will lead the Asphalt Midlands Management team, pending the appointment of a permanent replacement for Brennand. 

Commenting on his appointment, Brennand said: “I am excited to take over the leadership of the Express Asphalt division and further enhancing the Express Asphalt culture of innovation and first class service.

“While the construction materials sector faces unprecedented challenges ahead due to the coronavirus pandemic, there’s also exciting opportunities to make life easier and more convenient for our valued customers.”

Chris Hudson added: “I’d like to congratulate Gary on his new position. Given his knowledge, varied experience and success, I look forward to Gary taking up the mantel from Vicky and his appointment will undoubtedly bolster our burgeoning Express Asphalt division.

“I am confident he will further grow the business, supply the highest level of products and innovative services to our customers - who remain at the heart of everything we do.”