By Mark Basch
Tom Baker on Monday left his positions as CEO of both Patriot Transportation Holding Inc. and FRP Holdings Inc. to take an executive role with Vulcan Materials Co.
Baker had been chief executive of the two Jacksonville-based companies since they split into separate public companies two years ago. His family remains the largest shareholder of both.
John Baker, Tom’s uncle, is replacing him as CEO of FRP, a commercial real estate development company. John Baker had been executive chairman of the company.
Robert Sandlin, vice president of Patriot, was promoted to president and CEO of the trucking company to replace Tom Baker. Patriot said Baker will continue as chairman of the board.
Patriot and FRP were originally spun off together from Florida Rock Industries Inc. as a separate public company in 1986.
Vulcan acquired Jacksonville-based Florida Rock in 2007. Tom Baker is the grandson of Florida Rock’s founder.
Baker will become a senior vice president at Birmingham, Ala.-based Vulcan.