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26 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Imports of cement into South Africa have risen once again, up by 293 per cent YoY in July, putting the increase for the first seven months of the year at 17.5 per cent, despite the severely depressed state of the country’s construction sector. Imports are predominantly arriving from Vietnam, according to local reports. Last month, PPC, along with a number of other major South African cement producers, applied to the country’s International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) for what t...

Breedon appoints Clive Watson to its board

03 September 2019, Published under Cement News

UK-based Breedon Group has announced the appointment of Clive Watson to its board as an independent non-executive director of the company. Mr Watson was previously the group financial director of Spectris and is still currently serving as a non-executive director of DiscoverIE Group. According to a press release, he holds 35,000 ordinary shares (0.002 per cent of total voting rights) in the company.

Sonacim appoints new Deputy Director General

20 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Société Nationale de Ciment du Tchad (Sonacim) has appointed Faïtchou Etienne as Deputy Director General. State-owned Sonacim runs a 0.21Mta cement works at Baoré, 200km of the country’s capital, N’Djamena. In addition, CIMAF Tchad operates a 0.5Mta cement plant in N’Djamena. The company is the product of a collaboration between Chad and Morocco. A further cement plant project, with China, is currently under construction in Ngara. Representing an investment of US$52m, Ngara Cement is bui...

Lafarge Canada Inc appoints new Eastern Canada CEO

03 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada Inc (LafargeHolcim group) has appointed David Redfern as CEO of its Eastern Canada operations. Previously Product Line General Manager for Western Canada Aggregates and the Greater Vancouver area, David joined LafargeHolcim in 1999 and has held numerous roles of increasing responsibility throughout Canada and France. "David’s success in our Vancouver market has been focused on commercial growth and operational excellence" said René Thibault, LafargeHolcim Group Executive Com...

Dangote Cement

27 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has appointed Guillaume Moyen as its chief financial officer for operations. Mr Moyen joins the cement producer from UAE-based OLA Energy. The move comes ahead of Dangote’s potential share sale in London, which has been pencilled in for September this year, according to the company. Meanwhile, Olesegun Olusanya has resigned from the board at Dangote Cement. Mr Olusanya sat on the board as an independent, non-executive director since 2010. No reason has been given for his re...

Ghielmimport appoints new sales and marketing director

14 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Swiss building materials specialists, Ghielmimport, active in the Ticino Canton in particular, has appointed a new sales and marketing director, Paolo Maggi. The appointment of Mr Maggi is part of the company's growth strategy, according to a company press release.  Paolo Maggi, a graduate in aeronautical engineering has gained experience since 1990 in strategic positions of general management in the field of cement, concrete and construction machinery, in Italy, USA, Germany and The Neth...

Dangote Cement

26 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has welcomed Brice Houeto as its new country director in Ghana. He succeeds Tor Nygard who has retired after two and a half years at the helm. Mr Houeto joins Dangote from Lafarge Cement Guinea where he was country managing director. According to the new country director, his focus will be on increasing Dangote Cement’s market share in Ghana, investing in expanding its operations and introducing new services. “The supply chain market requires the need for product research a...

Cementos Argos

25 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos has appointed Bill Wagner as its new vice president for the USA. Mr Wagner was previously responsible for the company’s US concrete business. Since joining in 2014, he has helped to consolidate and expand Argos’ concrete operations in the US, where it is now the second-largest concrete producer. Mr Wagner brings with him over 35 years’ experience in the industry and also sits on the board of directors at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association. “We are very happy w...

Carmen Díaz appointed new commercial director LafargeHolcim España

13 June 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has appointed Carmen Díaz as new commercial director for its subsidiary in Spain. Ms Díaz, formerly general manager of LafargeHolcim’s digital venture ReadySet Mix, will succeed Simón Kronenberg, who has been given new responsibilities in LafargeHolcim, Switzerland. Following an Chemical Engineering degree at the University of Ovieda and an MBA, she entered the company in 2002 to carry out various roles in Spain. As commercial director and member of the managing board of L...

Dan Harrington to Head Cementir North America

12 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Daniel Harrington will be heading up Cementir Holding’s Region North America following the company’s acquisition of Lehigh White Company. The newly-formed Region North America consists of the North American cement production and distribution operations of Lehigh White Ceemnt and the group’s existing US concrete products company, Vianini Pice Inc. Mr Harrington previously served as President and CEO of Lehigh Hanson North America where he guided the building materials giant through 201...