Breedon appoints UWS alumnus Managing Director of Great Britain (GB) Contracting

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Breedon Group, a leading construction materials group in Great Britain and Ireland, has appointed University of the West of Scotland (UWS) graduate James Haluch as Managing Director of its GB Contracting business reporting to the Group’s Chief Executive.

James Haluch, BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering 1992

James, who graduated from Paisley Campus in 1992 with a BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering, has been Managing Director of Highways & Waste Collections at Amey for the last five years. He has grown the business significantly, both in turnover and margin, and has developed a strong service culture with safety and wellbeing at its heart.

In all, James has nearly 30 years’ experience in the contracting and highway services industry, including senior positions with Mouchel and EM (Kier) Highway Services, where he established and led the strategic highways business.

Pat Ward, Breedon’s Group Chief Executive, commented: “This key appointment reflects our commitment to grow our contracting business on the back of our enhanced asphalt footprint following the acquisition and integration of the former CEMEX assets.”

Breedon Group plc is a leading construction materials group in Great Britain and Ireland. It operates two cement plants and an extensive network of quarries, asphalt plants and ready-mixed concrete plants, together with slate production, concrete and clay products manufacturing, contract surfacing and highway maintenance operations. The Group employs approximately 3,500 people and has around 1 billion tonnes of mineral reserves and resources.

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