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Baker Takes Executive Role at Vulcan


PM031417 Baker2Thompson (Tom) S. Baker II has taken an executive role as a senior vice president of Vulcan Materials Co. Baker was previously CEO of both Patriot Transportation Holding Inc. and FRP Holdings Inc. He held the chief executive position at the two Jacksonville-based companies since they split into separate public companies two years ago, according to the Jacksonville Daily Record. His family remains the largest shareholder of both companies.

John Baker, Tom’s uncle, is replacing him as CEO of FRP, a commercial real estate development company. John Baker was previously executive chairman of the company.

Robert Sandlin, vice president of Patriot, was promoted to president and CEO of the trucking company to replace Tom Baker. Patriot said Baker will continue as chairman of the board.

Patriot and FRP were originally spun off together from Florida Rock Industries Inc. as a separate public company in 1986. Vulcan acquired Jacksonville-based Florida Rock in 2007. 

Tom Baker is the grandson of Florida Rock’s founder.