SVP & GM, South Region
US Aggregates & Construction Materials (ACM)
As Senior Vice President and General Manager of the South Region, Rick Pucci oversees the aggregates and ready-mix operations that cross Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Missouri, Southern Illinois and Kentucky. He is a member of the ACM Executive Committee and reports directly to the Region Head, North America
With 29 years in the construction materials industry, Mr. Pucci is a seasoned leader. He manages more than 900 employees across 40 ready-mix sites, 12 aggregate production facilities and seven marine and rail yards.
Mr. Pucci started his career as an Area Quality Control Manager for Lafarge Canada in 1994. Throughout his career, Mr. Pucci has gained vast experience in operational excellence in the construction materials industry.
Prior to moving to Texas, he held a variety of leadership positions at Lafarge in Malaysia, including Vice President of Concrete, Aggregates & Infrastructure, General Manager of Infrastructure & Special Projects for SE Asia, and Industrial Director for the Concrete Division in SE Asia. In these roles, Mr. Pucci was responsible for areas related to strategy development, revenue growth, cost management, as well as the day-to-day management of operations and sales.
Prior to this, he served as country General Manager for Lafarge Concrete & Aggregates in Italy and as a General Manager for the Lafarge Concrete Division in Toronto, Canada.
Mr. Pucci received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada and holds a P.Eng. designation from Canada.