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Construction materials company executive

William Houston Blount, American construction materials company executive.

Background

Blount, William Houston was born on January 3, 1922 in Union Springs, Alabama, United States.

Education

Student, University Alabama. Student, Advanced Management program, Harvard University.

Career

Partner, Blount Brothers Corporation, Montgomery, Alabamapresident, Southeastern Sand & Gravel Company, Tallassee, Alabamaalso director, Southeastern Sand & Gravel Company, Tallassee, Alabamavice president, Southern Cen-Vi-Ro Pipe Corporation, Birminghamwith, Vulcan Materials Company, Birmingham, since 1957;executive vice president construction materials group, Vulcan Materials Company, Birmingham, 1970-1977;president, chief operating officer, Vulcan Materials Company, Birmingham, 1977-1979;president, chief Executive officer, Vulcan Materials Company, Birmingham, 1979-1983;Chairman, Board Of Directors, chief Executive officer, Vulcan Materials Company, Birmingham, 1983-1986;Chairman, Board Of Directors, Vulcan Materials Company, Birmingham, 1986-1992;chairman emeritus, Vulcan Materials Company, Birmingham, since 1992. Board directors Blount, Inc., Montgomery, VF Corporation, Reading, Pennsylvania.

Membership

Member Alabama Safety Council. President Birmingham Area council Boy Scouts American, 1977-1979, 79. Board trustees Young Women’s Christian Association.

Chairman annual awards dinner National Conference Christians and Jews, 1982, Alabama Management Improvement Program. Active American Cancer Society. General chairman United Way Drive, 1975.

General chairman annual fund drive Junior Achievement, 1981. Trustee Birmingham-Southern College. Director Ethics Resource Center, Washington, past chairman.

Board directors Eye Foundation Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama chairman United States Olympic Committee Fund Raising Drive, Alabama Heritage Trust Fund. Active Canterbury United Methodist Church, Mountain Brook, Alabama Served with Air Corps United States Navy, 1943. Member Mountain Brook Country Club (Alabama), Shoal Creek, Linville (North Carolina) Golf, The Club, Augusta (Georgia) National Golf Club, Elk River Club, Rotary Club of Birmingham.

Connections

Married Frances Dean.

spouse:
Frances Dean.