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South Africa: PPC names new CEO

18 December 2014, Published under Cement News

PPC has announced the appointment of Darryll Castle as executive director and CEO, effective 12 January 2015. PPC's former chief executive Ketso Gordhan resigned in September after his attempt to fire chief financial officer, Tryphosa Ramano, was blocked by fellow directors. He then launched a campaign to have the directors removed and win his job back. This month, the company bowed to shareholder pressure and agreed to reshuffle its board, but without reinstating Mr Gordhan. A chartered...

PPC receives 17 nominations for non-executive director positions

15 December 2014, Published under Cement News

PPC has received a total of 17 nominations for non-executive director positions on the reconstituted and expanded board by the 8 December 2014 closing date for nominations, Kevin Odendaal, PPC's international business development executive, confirmed with local press on Friday. "The company does not want to pre-empt the circular that will be sent to shareholders most probably this week. The names that will be put forward by the nominations committee will be contained in the notice of the A...

Ash Grove announces new Chanute plant manager

11 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Ash Grove Cement Company announced Alan C Finch as the new plant manager of its Chanute works in Kansas, USA, effective immediately. “We are pleased that Alan will assume the leadership role of our Chanute plant. This plant opened in 1908 and is the longest running plant in our fleet of eight plants in the United States,” said Mike Hrizuk, senior vice president of manufacturing. “We are eager to introduce Alan to the employees and community.” Finch has a 17-year career in the cement indust...

Changes in Holcim Ltd's senior management

08 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Jacques Bourgon, currently head of OH&S, senior advisor to the CEO and member of Holcim Ltd's senior management, has decided to pursue other challenges outside the group. He will be leaving Holcim on 31 December 2014, according to a statement by the Swiss cement major. "Holcim thanks Jacques Bourgon for the valuable contributions he has made to the success of the Group in various roles during his 24 years with the company," Holcim said.

Kenya: Bill Lay reappointed chairman of EAPCC

08 December 2014, Published under Cement News

President Uhuru Kenyatta has reappointed Bill Lay as chairman of East African Portland Cement Company (EAPCC) for a three-year term. The Head of State, through the latest gazette notice, extended the term of Mr Lay and backdated it to November 7 when it had lapsed. “In exercise of the powers conferred by section 6(1)(a) of the State Corporations Act, I, Uhuru Kenyatta... re-appoint William Lay to be the chairman and director of the East African Portland Cement Company Limited, for a period...

Sri Lanka: Cabral new chairman of Tokyo Cement

04 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Dr Harsha Cabral, a senior counsel with 27 years' experience in the fields of company Law, Intellectual Property Law, Commercial Arbitration and Commercial Law & International Trade Law, has been appointed as chairman of Tokyo Cement (Lanka) PLC, effective 1 December 2014. Tokyo Cement Company (Lanka) PLC is a Sri Lanka-based company engaged in the manufacturing and selling of cement and ready mixed concrete to the local market. As of 31 March 2012, the company had four subsidiaries, namel...

Eagle Materials announces appointment of COO

02 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Eagle Materials Inc has appointed Michael Haack as Chief Operating Officer (COO), reporting to Steve Rowley, president and CEO. “The COO position is a newly-created one in response to the company's significant growth and continued strategic expansion in construction and energy-related markets,” Eagle Materials said in a statement. Mr Haack joins Eagle from Halliburton Energy Services, where he enjoyed a 17-year career, most recently working with the management of Global Operations for Sp...

Semen Indonesia CEO to head state oil & gas company

28 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Dwi Soetjipto, president director of PT Semen Indonesia, has been appointed head of state oil and gas company PT Pertamina, according to reports in the Indonesian press. "As of November 28, Dwi Soetjitpto is heading Pertamina," said State Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno. To date, Dwi Soetjipto has spent his entire career in the cement industry within publicly listed state-run Semen Indonesia, the nation's biggest cement producer. Prior to achieving the top job in Semen Indonesia ...

PCA appoints Toscas president and CEO

19 November 2014, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has named James G Toscas president and chief executive officer, effective 15 December 2014. For the past 11 years, Toscas served as president and CEO of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, and from 1998 to 2002, he was executive vice president and CEO at the American Concrete Institute (ACI). As a founder of the Concrete and Masonry-Related Associations, Toscas improved the collaboration of all industry allies and provided a forum for the establ...

Holcim names new Area Manager for Africa Middle East

19 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Dominique Drouet, CEO of Holcim Morocco, has been appointed Area Manager for Africa Middle East and member of Senior Management of Holcim Ltd, effective 1 January 2015. He will assume this responsibility in addition to his current role. Mr Drouet replaces Javier de Benito who has decided to to take up a new challenge outside the group, Holcim said in a statement. Mr Drouet joined Holcim in 1994 as CEO of Holcim Outre Mer based in la Réunion, and was appointed CEO of Holcim Lebanon in 1999...