Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> April 9, 2001

Stephen Zelnak Jr. – Martin Marietta Materials Inc (mlm)

STEPHEN P. ZELNAK, JR. is Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. Mr. Zelnak joined the Martin Marietta Corporation in 1981 as Vice President, Planning and Business Development for the Aggregates Operation. He was appointed President of Martin Marietta Aggregates in 1982, elected an Officer of the corporation in 1989, and promoted to President, Materials Group in 1991. In 1994 Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. became a publicly traded corporation listed on the New York Stock Exchange, with Mr. Zelnak as President and CEO. Mr. Zelnak was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors in 1997. He received his BS in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech and holds MS degrees in Administrative Science and Business Administration from the University of Alabama. Profile
TWST: Could we begin with a brief historical sketch and then a profile

of the company as it is now?

Mr. Zelnak: While our roots go much further back, the company was around

since the 1960s, as