Leadership

Simon Bates, President

Simon Bates

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.”

Prior to taking the lead at Oldcastle Infrastructure, Simon was responsible for $1.4 billion in revenue as an Officer in the building products division of Westlake Corporation. His division consisted of 4,000 employees across 40 manufacturing facilities. Before Westlake, he was an Executive Officer at Axiall Corporation, where he was responsible for a $1 billion building products business with 18 manufacturing facilities and 2,600 employees. Simon transferred to the U.S. in 2002 while working at Hanson PLC, where he would become 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 degrees 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.