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PPC chairman to step down, South Africa

27 January 2016, Published under Cement News

PPC announced that Bheki Lindinkosi Sibiya, who has served as chairman of Board since November 2008, elected not to offer himself for re-election at the shareholders AGM on 25 January 2016. Accordingly, he retires as non-executive director and chairman of the Board. PPC noted that under Mr Sibiya's stewardship the company has achieved a number of key milestones, notably the successful conversion of the company´s mining rights and the initiation of its African expansion strategy which to...

Eagle Materials President and CEO to retire

26 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Eagle Materials announced yesterday that the company's President and CEO, Steve Rowley (62) has decided to retire as an officer and director of the company effective the end of this fiscal year, 31 March 2016. Mr Rowley has provided 25 years of continuous service to the company and its stockholders. Dave Powers, executive vice president for Gypsum Wallboard at Eagle since 2005, will succeed Steve as President and CEO on 31 March, and will then also be appointed to the Board of Directors.

Hanson UK appoints new CEO

21 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Daniel Cooper has been appointed chief executive officer of Hanson UK, replacing Patrick O’Shea, who stepped down at Christmas after eight years at the head of the construction materials business. Daniel was previously northern regional general manager for Hanson Australia. He graduated from Murdoch University in Perth with a double major in commerce and economics and joined Pioneer Concrete in Australia in 1993. Hanson acquired Pioneer in 2000 and Daniel held a number of operational, comme...

Arkan appoints new chief operating officer, UAE

13 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Arkan Building Materials, a leading construction and building materials company in the UAE, has appointed Abdelaziz Asad as its new chief operating officer. Mr Asad, a UAE national, started his career in 1991 with one of Arkan’s subsidiaries, Emirates Cement Factory. He joined as an electrical engineer and quickly advanced within the organisation, becoming the general manager of the company’s cement division, said a statement from Arkan. In his new role, Mr Asad will be reporting directly ...

HeidelbergCement Ukraine appoints Thiede as board chairperson

12 January 2016, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement Ukraine, has appointed Silvio Thiede as chairperson of the board, the company said in a statement published by the Ukrainian News Agency. On 4 January the supervisory board of the company elected Thiede for the period of 11 January 2016-11 January 2019. Ukrainian News earlier reported that on 14 April 2015, the stockholders of HeidelbergCement Ukraine decided to close down the Dnipropetrovsk office and Amrosiivka branches (Donetsk region).

Changes to Arawak Cement Co's executive board, Barbados

11 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Rupert Greene has resigned from his position as general manager of Arawak Cement Co Ltd (ACCL), effective 31 December 2015. ACCL, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL), is the only cement producer on Barbados with a 0.36Mta capacity at Checker Hall, St Lucy. Manuel Toro has been assigned to assume the position of general manager of ACCL, as of 1 January 2016. Mr Greene will continue with the TCL Group as a consultant for the following six-month period.

Cementir Board announces forecasts for 2016, new organisational structure

11 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Cementir Holding SpA's Board of Directors has approved the forecasts for the year 2016 and a new organisational structure for the group. The Group is expecting to achieve EBITDA of around EUR190m next year, and net financial debt of about EUR180m, with planned industrial investments of around EUR65-70m. The Italian cement producer said these forecasts are based on conservative assumptions, especially for Turkey, where the geopolitical situation is still highly unstable, with possible effe...

Ambuja Cements appoints new CFO, India

11 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cements said it has appointed Suresh Joshi as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with effect from February next year. In addition, Christof Haessig was appointed as an Additional Director (Non independent - representing the Promoter Group) on the Board of Directors with effect from 9 December 2015. Haessig, at present, is the Head of Corporate Strategy and Mergers and Acquisitions at LafargeHolcim.

LH appoints Caroline Hempstead as Head of Comms, Public Affairs and Sustainable Development

08 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Caroline Hempstead has been appointed as Head of Communication, Public Affairs and Sustainable Development of LafargeHolcim effective 1 December 2015, reporting to CEO Eric Olsen. Since 2007, Caroline has been responsible for the global Corporate Affairs team at pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, where she also chaired the Sustainability Council. Prior to joining AstraZeneca, Caroline spent 10 years in the oil industry at Royal Dutch Shell managing the reputation of Shell's global downstr...

François Pétry takes helm of Aggregate Industries, UK

04 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Aggregate Industries, part of the LafargeHolcim group, has appointed François Pétry as its chief executive officer, effective 1 December 2015. Pétry joins from his current role as CEO of LafargeHolcim Romania. He has a strong background in quarrying having held the role of General Manager for Aggregates in Holcim France since 2008 and prior to that, held senior roles in infrastructure, construction and waste industries in France. Commenting on his appointment as CEO, Mr Pétry said: "I’m ...