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Restrepo appointed VP of Cementos Argos division

18 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Camilo Restrepo has been appointed the new Vice President of Cementos Argos' Caribbean and Central American regional division, the company announced yesterday. Mr Restrepo began his career with Cementos Argos in 2005 as a research and development analyst and subsequently became an environmental professional and R&D Manager. In 2012 he was appointed as the company's Vice President of Innovation and has since achieved many milestones, including the launch of Argos Center of Innovation (see: ...

LafargeHolcim: Reitzle to return to Linde?

02 February 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s current president, Wolfgang Reitzle, could be returning to Germany-based gas producer Linde to become head of the Supervisory Board after the mandatory two-year waiting period which ends on 20 May 2016, according to the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Mr Reitzle was CEO of Linde between 2003-14 and turned the gas and equipment supplier to a world market leader. However, his appointments to the Supervisory Boards of Continental, Springer, Hawesko and Medical Park could prove an issue fo...

Cemex announces retirement of Vice President of Energy

28 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that its current Vice President of Energy, Luis R Faris Martinez will retire from office. He will leave the company with effect from 1 February 2016, said the cement company in a filing to the Mexican Stock Exchange. The company did not disclose the reasons for the separation nor who will take Mr Faris Martinez’s place.


05 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex has appointed Jaime Chapa to head the group’s operations across the whole of Europe. Until now he was in charge of South and Central America, a position that is now being taken by Jaime Dominguez, previously in charge of the Mediterranean area.  Ignacio Fernandez is moving from Europe to run the US operations.  Joaquin Suarez is adding the Middle East and Africa to his existing responsibility of Asia.

UltraTech appoints K K Maheshwari as MD

21 December 2015, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement appoints K K Maheshwari as Managing Director and Additional Director for a period of four with effect from 1 April 2016.  Mr Maheshwari is a chartered accountant with over 38 years of experience. He will succeed O P Puranmalka who will step down as MD on 31 March 2016.


02 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Africa has now completed the acquisition of the outstanding 30 per cent of United Cement Company of Nigeria from Flour Mills of Nigeria to make it a wholly-owned subsidiary. United Cement is currently in the process of building a 2.5Mta production line, which will double its annual capacity to 5Mta. Lafarge Africa’s turnover improved by 5.5 per cent to NGN168,400m (EUR758m) in the first nine months of the year while the pretax profit declined by 11.6 per cent to NGN33,670m (EUR151.6m...

Cementos Portland Valderrivas appoints new directors

09 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Cementos Portland Valderrivas (CPV), part of Spain’s FCC, has appointed Carlos Manuel Jarque, current CEO of FCC, and Juan Rodriguez Torres, FCC adviser and newly-appointed non-executive chairman of the Realia real estate co, as directors of CPV. Both men are linked to Mexican magnate Carlos Slim, who acquired a 25.6 per cent majority stake in FCC last year. This places him ahead of Esther Koplowitz, who controls a 22.4 per cent stake. The appointments are the latest step in an ongoing pro...

Cementos Molins appoints new CEO

06 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Cements Molins has appointed a new CEO, Julio Rodríguez. Mr Rodríguez worked formerly at Schneider Electric and is since 1 July the first CEO outside the Molins family. He is expected to continue the overseas expansion of Cementos Molins. "If there is something we should do, it is to continue the growth plan. With new ideas, new investments, we'll see where, but with the growth plan." Despite the pick-up in its home market of Spain, Cementos Molins is centring its investment in Latin Americ...

Maruxa Suarez is new Lafarge Villaluenga plant director

17 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Maruxa Suarez has been appointed as the new plant director of Lafarge’s Villaluenga de la Sagra works in Toledo, Spain. She replaces Mariano Garcia Hoyos, who was appointed industrial director of Lafarge Malaysia. With degrees in Chemistry from the University of Cordoba and in Biochemistry from the University of Sevilla, Ms Suarez holds a Master in Biotechnology. She has been employed by Lafarge since 2004, where she started in the Environmental Department in Madrid and later in the Vill...

Matteo Rozzanigo new FYM CEO

17 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Matteo Rozzanigo has been appointed as CEO of FYM, Italcementi’s Spanish subsidiary. He is tasked with positioning the company in a cement market, which is expected to stabilise and recover slowly after a prolonged crisis period. He replaces Mario Domenico Bracci, who held the post for the past three years and will now assume responsibilities for Ciments Maroc. Mr Rozzanigo hold an Industrial Engineering degree from the Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy, and has been with Italcement...