Simon Bates, President
As president of Oldcastle Infrastructure, Simon maintains a relentless focus on empowering our customers to positively impact the world around them. Since joining the company, Simon has successfully implemented our new corporate brand and contributed to an even stronger emphasis on quality, reliability, and global responsibility.
“Our products affect millions of people’s lives everyday. We never forget that.”
Simon became President of Oldcastle Infrastructure in May of 2017. Prior to taking the position, Simon was responsible for a $1.4 billion business as the Senior Vice President for Building Products at Westlake Corporation. In this role, he had 40 manufacturing sites and 4,000 employees. Before Westlake, he was an Executive Officer at Axiall Corporation, responsible for a $1 billion building products business with 18 manufacturing facilities and 2,600 employees. Simon transferred to the U.S. in 2001 while working at Hanson PLC, where after senior commercial and manufacturing roles he became a Regional President of the brick, roof tile, and paver business in 2007. Hanson was subsequently acquired by Heidelberg Cement.
With a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of York in England, Simon also holds post-graduate qualifications in Accounting & Finance and Marketing. He resides in Atlanta with his wife, Karen, and two children. His favorite activities include spending time with his family, hiking, biking, kayaking, and anything else that gets him outside.