C. Ward 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 in a series of increasingly responsible positions with Hanson PLC, including as Executive Vice President of its North American building materials business.

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 2019, Forbes magazine recognized Mr. Nye as one of America’s Most Innovative Leaders; he was previously recognized by both Aggregates Manager and Pit & Quarry magazines, as Aggman of the Year and a Hall of Fame inductee, respectively.

In addition to his educational, professional, executive and related roles, Mr. Nye is a past Chairman of the Board of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), the American Road Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), and the North Carolina Chamber. Mr. Nye is also 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 on the boards of directors of the UNC Health System and the Research Triangle Foundation and on the Board of Governors of RTI International.

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

Chairman of the Board