U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. has appointed Jay Moreau as its executive vice president and chief operating officer effective August 14, 2023. Moreau will succeed Mike Winkler in his role as COO, as Winkler notified the company earlier this year of his planned retirement. To ensure an orderly transition, Winkler will continue with the Company in a strategic advisory role through September 2023, then shift to a consulting role.
Moreau served as chief executive officer of the U.S. Aggregates and Construction Materials operations of Holcim US, a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, from February 2019 to January 2023. Prior to his role at Holcim, Moreau served with Martin Marietta Materials for 22 years, where he held positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as senior vice president of operations services. Moreau holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa.
“I am excited to welcome Jay to our executive leadership team,” stated Bryan Shinn, the company’s chief executive officer. “His extensive experience in industrial markets, reputation for operational excellence, and strategic mindset will enable him to be an asset to the Company. We look forward to the benefits of his efforts and leadership.”
“On behalf of the U.S. Silica board of directors and the company, I want to thank Mike for his exceptional contributions to our organization during his 12-year tenure,” said Shinn. “He has played an instrumental role in the growth and success of the company and I wish him all the best in his well-deserved retirement.”
“I am thrilled to join the U.S. Silica team,” said Moreau. “The company is a leader in the various growing end markets in which it operates and has a strong vision for long-term success. I look forward to playing a key role in executing on the company’s strategic initiatives and further creating value for all of its stakeholders.”