Titan America has announced that Bill Zarkalis will serve as company CEO effective 1 August 2014. Mr Zarkalis joins from parent organisation Titan Cement SA, where he served as Group Chief Financial Officer since 2010 and Executive Director of Business Development and Strategic Planning prior to that.
"It was a great learning opportunity and a privilege to take a detour from a long career in business management roles and serve Titan as the Group Chief Financial Officer and I'm now thrilled to be with Titan America," stated Zarkalis.
"The building materials and construction industry has faced a deep and prolonged crisis. Our company has successfully weathered economic storms on both sides of the Atlantic and I'm grateful for our dedicated employees and the character and leadership that it took to get through this difficult period. We'll continue to focus our efforts on restoring financial fitness while we build a healthier, more profitable Titan America. Our future looks strong and I'm confident about our continued growth and success."
Before joining Titan, Mr Zarkalis served in a variety of executive positions with Dow Chemical, including Global Vice President of Dow Automotive, Global Business Director of Specialty Plastics and Elastomers, and Global Business Director of Synthetic Latex.
He has represented Titan in the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the European Round Table (ERT) and the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI).
Mr Zarkalis succeeds Aris Papadopoulos who retired earlier this year from his position as Titan America CEO, a role which he held for 20 years.