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19 October 2018

New CEO for Raymond Brown

First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
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New group CEO Don Coates

Raymond Brown has appointed Don Coates as the group's new chief executive officer.

The Hampshire, UK-based company says the appointment is a key part of its future growth strategy, which will see Coates steering the business through its growth and expansion plans.

Raymond Brown is a quarry operator and supplier of primary aggregates. The group also operates in the waste solutions and distribution sectors, while its Fortis IBA business focuses on the recycling and production of IBA (incinerator bottom ash), creating a secondary aggregate for use within the construction industry.

Coates commented on his appointment: “Raymond Brown is a well-respected business and I am excited to be joining at a key time in the group’s development when there are many great prospects. I will ensure that we remain committed to our employees, customers, local communities, health and safety and improving the environment, which underpins our core values."

He has 30 years’ experience in manufacturing, working across a variety of sectors, and has led several businesses as CEO in both private and public company environments, including 17 years with DS Smith, where his responsibilities included running a large UK waste paper recycler.

Coates will be working closely with chief operating officer Steve Clasby, chief financial officer Wayne Roberts and the management team.

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