The son of the company’s founder, TXI Chairman Robert David Rogers (1936-2013) died June 11 in Dallas.

Rogers served as TXI chief executive officer from 1970–2004, and chairman of the board since.  His vision and leadership during that period of time encouraged and nurtured innovation, creativity, and employee empowerment and laid a strong foundation for the company.

Under his leadership, TXI became the first and largest vertically integrated cement, aggregate, and concrete supplier in the state of Texas.  Rogers joined TXI in 1960 after two years of U.S. Navy service, a BA in economics from Yale University, and MBA from Harvard University.

Rogers made a significant and positive impact in business, civic, and philanthropic organizations in Dallas, Texas, and beyond. He served as Chairman of both the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (1984-1986) and the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce (1986-1988). Rogers was inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame in 2002.

The TXI Board of Directors has named Tom Ransdell as Rogers' replacement as its Chairman of the Board effective June 18, 2013. Ransdell has been an independent director of TXI since 2005, and has many years of experience in the construction materials industry.