Meet the Americas Materials leadership team.
Randy Lake is the President of Americas Materials at CRH, the largest vertically integrated construction materials company in North America. Lake leads a family of companies in 46 US states and six Canadian provinces with over 28,600 employees at 1,450 locations. CRH is North America’s No. 1 producer of asphalt and paving services, the No. 2 producer of aggregates, the No. 2 ready mixed concrete producer, and the No. 3 cement producer in North America.
Lake joined CRH in the Americas in 1996. Prior to his current position, he served as CEO of Oldcastle Building Solutions, the business unit he helped launch in 2010 to introduce and position CRH America’s full portfolio of products and engineering services to developers and design/build firms nationwide.
Since joining CRH in the Americas, Lake has held several operating positions with increasing responsibility. Beginning in the Architectural Products Group as the General Manager of several block and paving stone manufacturing facilities, he progressed to President of the National Retail Division, concentrating on building our footprint and brand with Lowe’s, The Home Depot, and Walmart stores.
In early 2002, Lake joined CRH Americas Materials as general manager of Pennsy Supply, Inc., in Harrisburg, PA. Over the next eight years, he progressed into more senior operating and strategic leadership roles, leading to the role of President of the CRH Americas Materials Performance Group, in which he concentrated on leveraging and teaching best practice concepts in aggregate production, construction services, and commercial execution throughout the company.
Lake holds an MBA from Marymount University in Arlington, VA, and a BS in business administration from Grace College in Winona Lake, IN. He lives in Atlanta with his wife, Kelly, and their seven children.
John J. Keating, Executive Vice President for Americas Materials, joined CRH in the Americas in 1994 through the acquisition of his family’s business. Prior to 1994, he held various leadership positions in sales, quality control, construction, and facility operations.
Upon joining CRH America’s management team in 1994, he became the president of its operations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, with full P&L and management responsibilities.
Keating was promoted to division president of CRH Americas Materials New England Division in 2005 following an overall restructuring of business reporting lines. His responsibility in this role involved full P&L accountability, growth, and management of operations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.
In his current position, Keating has full management, P&L, and growth responsibilities for America Materials North, South, Central, West and Canada divisions.
Keating has a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., and a master’s degree in business administration from Northeastern University in Boston. In 2013, he served as Chairman on the Executive Board and in 2015, he received prestigious recognition as “Man of the Year” from the National Asphalt Pavement Association.
Dan Stover is the President of CRH's Americas Materials North Division. Stover joined CRH in the Americas in 1999 through the company’s acquisition of Thompson McCully, the leading asphalt and aggregate supplier in Michigan at the time. Prior to CRH, Stover gained experience at Thompson McCully and other construction materials related businesses. Upon joining CRH, Stover held positions of increasing responsibility in Michigan, eventually becoming President of the Michigan business in 2008. In 2011, Stover transitioned to the East Coast where he led a successful reorganization of businesses in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, as President of PJ Keating and simultaneously as President of Tilcon Connecticut. Most recently, from 2014 through 2015, Stover served as President of CRH America’s Northeast Division which included our businesses in New York, New Jersey and New England.
Stover holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan (Ross) in Ann Arbor, MI, a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI and is a professional engineer.
Rob Duke is the President of CRH's Americas Materials South Division. He leads a portfolio of CRH companies that produce and market asphalt, concrete, cement, and construction aggregates, as well as provide material transportation and paving services. Duke joined CRH in 2008 as President of Preferred Materials, Inc., a newly formed company following the acquisition of 32 concrete plants in Florida. In 2010, his role expanded to include the construction, asphalt, aggregate and rail distribution businesses in Florida. Duke's area of responsibility increased in 2012 to include businesses in seven southern states. He was promoted to his current position in 2016.
Prior to CRH, Duke held progressive positions with Rinker Materials (now part of Cemex), as well as positions with Merck & Company and BOC Gases (now part of the Linde Group), where he held assignments in the U.S. and Europe.
Duke holds a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration, both from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. In 2015, he completed the Global Strategic Leadership Program at the Wharton School of the University of PA. He served on the Board of Directors for the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) from 2014-2017, and has held various volunteer leadership roles with the Boy Scouts of America - Greater Tampa Bay Region.
Scott W. Parson is the President of the CRH's Americas Materials West Division. He joined Oldcastle in 1996 through the acquisition of Jack B. Parson Companies. During his career, he has held positions of increasing responsibility including Human Resources Director, Marketing Director, Vice President Safety, Human Resources & Environment, Jack B. Parson Companies’ General Manager, Staker Parson Companies’ President and Division President.
Parson currently serves as Vice Chairman of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) and chaired the organization’s government affairs and education committees. He served as chairman of the Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s largest business association, Ready Mixed Concrete Research & Education Foundation and the Weber State University Parson Construction Management Technology Program Industry Advisory Council. Parson currently serves on the Weber State University Board of Trustees.
He graduated from Brigham Young University and the University Of Chicago Graduate School Of Business where he earned a master’s degree in business administration.
Peter Buckley is the President of CRH’s Americas Materials Cement Division, a leading cement and cementious materials company in the USA and Canada.
Buckley joined CRH in 2009 as Country Director for China. Prior to CRH, he held senior leadership roles in the paper and packaging sector with Smurfit Kappa plc and Kinnevik AB, living and working in various countries throughout Europe. In 2015, Buckley moved to the Singapore Office as Chief Operating Officer for CRH’s Materials businesses in the Asia Pacific region, comprising primarily of significant cement operations in China, India and the Philippines. In 2017, he was appointed as Senior Vice President for Europe Materials East Region, with responsibility for our businesses in a number of Eastern European countries. Buckley took up his current role in October 2018, following the Ash Grove acquisition and creation of CRH’s Americas Cement platform together with its cement businesses in Florida, the Great Lakes and Canada.
Buckley holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Cork in Ireland and is fluent in French and Spanish. He lives with his wife Diane in Kansas City and has four daughters.