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Obituary: Jerry Hoyle, CEO of CTS Cement

Friday, November 4, 2016

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A concrete expert with over four decades of experience in the industry has passed away.

Jerry Hoyle, the chief executive officer and former president of CTS Cement Manufacturing in Cypress, CA., died Oct. 31. He was 69.

Mr. Hoyle had served as CEO of the company since 2011. He served as president from 2011-2014, and in 2014 stepped down as president, becoming vice chairman of the board, while retaining his position as CEO.

He was a member of the American Management Association, and was a past board member of the Merchants and Manufacturers Association.

Jerry Hoyle
CTS Cement Manufacturing

CEO and former president Jerry Hoyle of CTS Cement Manufacturing passed away Oct. 31 at the age of 69.

Before becoming CEO, Mr. Hoyle had served as executive vice president of CTS.

Fields of Expertise

According to the company, Mr. Hoyle was an expert in a range of matters related to mining and manufacturing: mineralogy, quarrying, cement plant operations, multiple kilns, finish grinding, product specifications, quality assurance programs and product applications.

“Jerry’s leadership positioned CTS Cement Manufacturing as the industry leader,” said Ed Rice, chairman emeritus and founder of CTS. “But more than that, he was a valued friend and co-worker to us all. He will be greatly missed.”

'More than Just a Leader'

Ken Vallens, president of Engineering Sales and Research at CTS added, “We all know Jerry was a strong and determined leader who was incredibly dedicated to CTS.” 

“For many of us here, Jerry was more than just a leader and manager; he was a supporter, a confidant, a mentor and a friend. CTS has many talented and dedicated people who will usher it through this difficult time and ensure it goes on to great success, but it won’t be quite the same without Jerry.”

Bill McCormick, chairman of the board for CTS, will serve as interim CEO until a new CEO is named.

Mr. Hoyle is survived by his wife, Ann, and two children, the company says.

CTS Cement Manufacturing manufactures Rapid Set cement products for concrete repairs, restoration and new construction projects.


Tagged categories: Cement; concrete; Obituaries; Personnel

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