Vulcan Materials names successor general counsel

Oct 28, 2019
Michael Mills retired as the company’s top lawyer in September

Denson Franklin will join NYSE-listed Vulcan Materials Company as senior vice president and general counsel on December 2.

Franklin is moving to Vulcan from law firm Bradley Arant Boult Cummings’ corporate and securities practice group, where he is a partner and has been a long-time adviser to Vulcan. He will succeed Michael Mills, who retired as general counsel last month. Mitesh Shah has been promoted to serve as deputy general counsel.

According to his biography, Franklin’s main areas of work include corporate, M&A, finance transaction and federal and state securities matters, advising clients varying from companies with global operations to early-stage businesses on corporate governance and compliance issues.

Birmingham, Alabama-based Vulcan is a member of the S&P 500 index and describes itself as the largest US producer of construction aggregates – mainly crushed stone, sand and gravel – and a major producer of aggregates-based construction materials.

‘We are excited to welcome [Franklin] to the Vulcan family. He has worked with the company for more than 20 years as our primary outside counsel, and with many other companies in the construction materials, building and engineering industries,’ says Vulcan chair and CEO Tom Hill in a statement. ‘We are fortunate to bring him in-house to add his experience and perspective from years counseling companies, large and small, on [M&A], corporate governance, compliance, securities issues and overseas operations.’

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