March 24, 2016
Memphis Stone CEO Hal Williford was named as the new chairman of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association Board of Directors to take over from Charles S. Luck, IV.
The NSSGA made the announcement during the annual AGG1 convention in Nashville this week. Williford will hold the position until a new chair is selected at next year’s convention.
“Hal has been a true leader of the aggregates industry and really understands the needs of our members, large and small,” NSSGA President and CEO Michael W. Johnson said. “It has been a pleasure to work with Charlie, who brought valued-based leadership to our association. A multi-year highway funding bill became law, and our Annual Convention and AGG1 Academy & Expo broke attendance records. We are excited to build on those successes in the year ahead with Hal at the helm.”
Williford has been the president and CEO of Memphis Stone and Gravel Co. for 13 years, supplying aggregates to the Memphis area and North Mississippi.
Williford said that he is hoping to use his time as chairman to try to work on getting more small and medium producers to join the NSSGA. He said growth in the membership of the those producers is important for the grassroots efforts of the organization since the smaller aggregate producers make up most of the industry in America.
“I encourage every operation, regardless of size, to find your niche in our national association. There are many opportunities to use your knowlege and talents in NSSGA, and there are ample opportunities for individuals to participate, now more than ever,” Williford said.
Williford has been in the industry since 1985 when he began working as a quality control technician at Lehman-Roberts Company in 1985. He became the manager of materials and quality control after five years with the company. Another seven years later, Williford had worked his way up to being the vice president of Lehman-Roberts Co. and Memphis Stone and Gravel before being named president of the company in 2003.