US: On 7 December 2012, The Monarch Cement Company elected Steve Sloan to serve on the board effective immediately to fill the unexpired term of independent director Richard N Nixon, whose resignation was effective 31 October 2012.
Sloan, aged 51, moves to the board of the cement firm with 17 of years experience in the aggregate and ready-mixed concrete industry. He has served for many years as the President and CEO of Midwest Minerals, Inc, headquartered in Pittsburg, Kansas. His current responsibilities include oversight of the financial, production, sales and regulatory affairs of Midwest Minerals' ready-mixed concrete plant and 19 aggregate quarry operations.
Monarch said that Sloan has the experience and skills to provide exceptional insight and judgment relative to corporate governance, corporate strategy, budgeting, banking, financial reporting, administrative functions and risk management.
Sloan will be a non-employee member of the board and will participate in the board's compensation policy and practices for non-employee directors. His term as an independent Class I Director will expire at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders on 9 April 2014.