TXI Appoints Three Additional Directors
Thomas L. Ryan
Texas Industries, Inc. (NYSE:TXI) announced the addition of Sean Foley, Bernard Lanigan and Tom Ryan to its Board of Directors.
"We are delighted to have found directors of the quality and experience of Sean, Bernie, and Tom to join TXI," stated Bob Rogers, Chairman of the Board. "Given the improvement in construction activity, the near completion of additional cement capacity, the high quality of the Company's assets and the markets we participate in, this should be an exciting time for them to be a part of TXI," added Rogers.
The appointment of the directors is effective as of July 11, 2012.
Sean P. Foley, age 54. He was Senior Vice President – Investment Management of AT&T, Inc. (a leading provider of telecommunications services in the United States and globally) from October 2006 until his retirement in January 2012. He was Vice President & Treasurer of Cingular Wireless (a leading provider of wireless telecommunications services) from 2000 until it was acquired by AT&T in 2005. He was Vice President and Treasurer of U S West, Inc. (a regional provider of telecommunications services in the United States) from 1995 until 2000. Mr. Foley is a former member of the Board of Trustees of Presbyterian College in South Carolina.
Bernard Lanigan, Jr., age 64. He founded and has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Southeast Asset Advisors, Inc. (a registered investment advisor and wealth management company) since 1991. He also founded and has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lanigan & Associates, P.C. (a certified public accounting and consulting firm) since 1974. He also directs and oversees Conifer Advisors, LLC and Conifer Partners, LLC (private equity, real estate and special situations investments). Mr. Lanigan is a certified public accountant. He is currently a director of Ruby Tuesday, Inc.
Thomas L. Ryan, age 47. He has been Chief Executive Officer of Service Corporation International (largest provider of deathcare products and services in North America) since February 2005 and has served as President of SCI since July 2002. From July 2002 until February 2005 Mr. Ryan was Chief Operating Officer of SCI, and from November 2000 until July 2002 he was Chief Executive Officer of European operations. From the time he joined SCI in 1996 until November 2000, Mr. Ryan served in a variety of financial management roles. Before joining SCI, Mr. Ryan was a certified public accountant with Coopers & Lybrand LLP for eight years. Mr. Ryan serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the United Way of Greater Houston. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Houston Partnership, the Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Advisory Board and the GHCF Community Foundation Council. Mr. Ryan also serves on the University of Texas McCombs Business School Advisory Council.