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LafargeHolcim announces new Middle East/Africa organisation

06 March 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has announced its new organisation for the Middle East and Africa region. "This new organisation will further increase our market focus, our operational performance and support the development and execution of winning market strategies to grow profitable businesses in the Middle East & Africa markets," said Saâd Sebbar, who heads up the company’s MEA Region. The company’s four largest markets will report directly to Mr Sebbar and include the following Country CEO appointment...

LafargeHolcim launches its Growth & Performance Organisation

28 February 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim's new Growth & Performance organisation will support the execution of market strategies with the aim to support the growth of profitable businesses, leading in sustainability and operational performance. Miljan Gutovic will lead the Marketing & Innovation department supporting the growth strategy, commercial excellence, ready-mix performance, innovation, and research & development. Miljan brings 12 years of successful track record in new market identification and strategic p...

LafargeHolcim announces new regional structuring

12 February 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has also announced a new organisation structure of the group and regions. Under the new structure, 35 markets now report directly to the Region Heads, instead of 20. "This will strengthen our emphasis on developing and executing winning market strategies, thereby fully empowering the profit and loss responsibility of the countries," said Jan Jenisch, LafargeHolcim CEO. Among the key changes, Philipp Leutiger has joined the Group as Chief Digital Officer to create global, ...

Multiple promotions for Lehigh Cement's Mitchell staff

10 January 2018, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement-owned Lehigh Cement Co announced multiple promotions in key management positions. Quentin McGahey, former plant manager at the Mitchell cement plant in Indiana, is now Vice President, Cement Operations Northeast, based in Allentown (PA). McGahey joined Lehigh Cement Company in 2016 and has more than 22 years of experience in mining and cement manufacturing. McGahey also served as an Army officer before beginning his civilian career.   Jerry Miller, former assistant plant ...

Summits appoint a new COO

05 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Karl H Watson Jr has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Summit Materials,Inc, succeeding Douglas C Rauh. Tom Hill, CEO of Summit, stated: "We are very pleased to have Karl join Summit. I have known him for years and his depth and breadth of experience in our industry will add impactful leadership to our already strong team. I am confident that Karl will make a great partner as we strengthen Summit for our next phase of growth." Mr Watson said: "I am...

Domicem appoints new CEO

04 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Colacem-owned Domicem has appointed Adriano Brunetti as its new CEO as part of the company’s drive to transform into a sustainable cement producer in the Dominican Republic. Mr Brunetti has worked for more than 25 years in Grupo Financo. Sergio Nin Maura, commercial director at Domicem, commented on the appointment: "The appointment of our new director represents a very important step for the entity, since we entrust him with the task of carrying on his shoulders the heaviest burden to ac...


03 January 2018, Published under Cement News

The 39.9 per cent-owned LafargeHolcim associate Huaxin Cement is investing in a US$140Mta cement works that it is building in Nepal.  Lafarge Malaysia’s turnover came down by some 13 per cent to US$409.5m in the first nine months of 2017, while a net loss of US$33.1m was incurred, compared with a US$10.5m profit for the same period last year. The company lost money in each of the quarters of this year and a return to profit is not expected until the middle of next year. LafargeHolcim A...

Timothy Kuebler becomes country manager of Giant

03 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Timothy Kuebler has joined Elementia as the country manager of Giant, reporting to the cement division. Mr Kuebler has more than 30 years of experience in the cement industry. His previous position was as senior vice president for Titan (cement and aggregates). Additionally, Mr Kuebler has worked for Lehigh Cement Company as vice president of sales and marketing in the USA and Canada and he has collaborated with Builders Concrete and Titan Florida Materials companies where he served as vi...

Richard Curtis retires as CMS Group MD

02 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Richard Curtis has retired from his position as Group Managing Director of Malaysian cement producer, Cahya Mata Sarawak Bhd (CMS) as of 1 January 2018. He will remain on the Board of CMS as non-independent non-executive director. Y A M Tan Sri Dato' Seri Syed Anwar Jamalullail, CMSB’s Group Chairman, said: "On behalf of everyone at CMS, I would like to thank Dato' Richard for his stewardship and commitment to the company for over 11 years. Dato' Richard’s legacy will be his pioneering lead...

Bärtschi retires from CRH board

21 December 2017, Published under Cement News

CRH plc has announced that Ernst Bärtschi has retired from the CRH Board with effect from 20 December 2017. CRH Chairman, Nicky Hartery, said, "On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Ernst for his commitment and service to CRH over the last six years, and wish him every success in the future."