Chattanooga-based Propex Operating Company, LLC, announced the appointment of Chris Crouch as executive vice president for its Propex Concrete Systems business unit. The announcement was made by Propex's President and CEO Stan Brant, Jr.

Crouch is a leader with experience as a chief executive, most recently serving as the CEO of Trinity Materials, responsible for the overall performance, strategy and growth plans of the company's business. Prior to joining Propex, Crouch spent 28 years in the construction industry, holding high-level management positions with key players in the ready mix market and has vast experience with concrete, cement, aggregate and building materials.

"The breadth of skills that Chris has developed in his previous commercial, service and management positions make him a real asset to our team," said Brant. "Chris brings the proven ability to establish clear and measurable goals and objectives and to meet them, insuring not only his success but the success of the company he represents."

Propex restructured the concrete business into its own unit, and appointed an executive vice president with a direct line to the CEO, to lay the foundation for future growth and increased service to its customers. This move is an important step forward for Propex to achieve sales and marketing excellence and maximize shareholder value in the company's next phase of growth.