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Martin Marietta CEO Nye Elected ARTBA Chair

RALEIGH, NC — Ward Nye, Chairman and CEO of North Carolina-based Martin Marietta, has been elected 2021-2022 Chair of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). The announcement was made during ARTBA’s national convention held in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Nye has been Chairman of Martin Marietta since 2014, CEO and Director since 2010, and President since 2006. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer from 2006 to 2009.

Previously, Nye spent nearly 13 years in positions of increasing responsibility with Hanson PLC, including as Executive Vice President of its North American building materials business.

Nye’s volunteer ARTBA leadership positions include Senior Vice Chair (2020-2021), First Vice Chair (2019), Vice Chair At-Large (2012-2018), Director (2011-present), ARTBA Foundation Trustee (2021), Strategic Planning Committee Co-Chair (2019-2020), and Project 2019 Task Force Co-Chair (2017).

One of Nye’s priorities as ARTBA Chair will be to expand ARTBA’s safety training programs.

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“Safety is a core value throughout the transportation construction industry,” Nye said. “The availability of these resources will complement — not supplant — the safety programs utilized throughout our industry, because we can never do too much to protect our team members and the users of the transportation system we build.”

Nye is a past Chair of the board of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA). He is also a board member of the United States Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business organization, and chair of the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce.

Nye has also served with numerous North Carolina philanthropic organizations, including on the boards of directors of the UNC Health System and the Research Triangle Foundation and on the Board of Governors of RTI International.

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