C. Ward Nye

C. Nye

C. Howard Nye

Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Nye has served as Chairman of the Board since 2014, as President of Martin Marietta since 2006 and as Chief Executive Officer and a Director since 2010. Mr. Nye previously served as Chief Operating Officer from 2006 to 2009. Prior to joining Martin Marietta in 2006, Mr. Nye spent nearly 13 years with Hanson PLC in a series of increasingly responsible positions, including as Executive Vice President of its North American aggregates, cement, ready-mixed concrete, hot-mixed asphalt and paving businesses.

Since 2018, Mr. Nye has been a member of the Board of Directors of General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD), a global aerospace and defense company.

In addition to his educational, professional, executive and related roles, Mr. Nye is a past Chairman of the Board and current member of the Executive Committee and Nominating & Leadership Development Committee of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) as well as a former gubernatorial appointee to the North Carolina Mining Commission. He presently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of the American Road Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and as a member of the Board of Directors of the United States Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business organization. Mr. Nye has also served on numerous other state, local and/or philanthropic organizations including the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the North Carolina Business Council of Management and Development, Inc., the Duke University Alumni Board, the Wake Forest University Law School Alumni Board, and as Vice Chairman of UNC Rex Healthcare’s Board of Trustees.

Mr. Nye received a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a law degree from Wake Forest University.

Chairman of the Board