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Boral appoints Mike Kane as CEO and managing director

Staff writer |
Sydney, Australia - September 10, 2012, Sydney, Australia - Boral Limited, a building and construction materials supplier, announced the appointment of Mike Kane as chief executive officer and managing director, effective October 1, 2012.

Mr. Kane started his career with US Gypsum (USG) where he spent 25 years across a number of functions. His early roles included Director of Labor Relations, Vice-President for Regulatory Affairs and Chief Labor Counsel. He was promoted to Vice President Asia Pacific and International Business Development in 1992 while also holding the role of General Manager for Gypsum Woodfiber. In 1996 he became the Executive Vice President of USG International and after that President USG Europe.

In 1998, Mr. Kane joined Pioneer USA, which later became Hanson Building Materials America, as President and CEO, based in Houston. After about three years at Pioneer/Hanson, Mr. Kane joined JohnsManville Corporation as Senior Vice-President, Global Insulation Group. In 2003, he joined FMI Corporate, a boutique management consulting and investment banking firm.

Mr. Kane joined Holcim (US) Inc. in 2004 and spent the next five years as Senior Vice President for the East Region with responsibilities for the cement operations. In 2009, Mr. Kane joined Calstar Products as the Chief Executive Officer and a Board Member, and in February 2010, he joined Boral as President Boral USA.

Mr. Kane completed a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the Southern Illinois University in 1973 and completed his Juris Doctor at the DePaul University’s School of Law in Illinois in 1983. In 2010, Mike completed a Masters in Science at Creighton University, School of Law in Nebraska.

The company also announced that Al Borm has been appointed to the position of President Boral USA, effective October 1, 2012.


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