Texas Industries (TXI) announced that its board of directors named Tom Ransdell as its chairman of the board effective June 18. Ransdell has been an independent director of TXI since 2005 and has years of experience in the construction materials industry. Ransdell fills the position of chairman created by the untimely death of Bob Rogers on June 11.
Rogers was the son of TXI founder, Ralph Rogers, and was CEO of the company from 1970 until 2004 when he retired. Since 2004, he had served as chairman of the board of TXI.