CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, LafargeHolcim in the United States announced the appointment of Toufic Tabbara as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of US Cement operations. Mr. Tabbara brings more than 20 years’ experience in the construction materials industry around the world that will help lead the organization through the next phase of growth.
“Toufic is a proven leader in this industry. With a professional background that crosses diverse business divisions and spans both US and global geographies, he is well positioned to drive continued growth across the US cement business,” said René Thibault, LafargeHolcim Group Executive Committee Member and Region Head, North America.
Mr. Tabbara joined LafargeHolcim in 1998, beginning his career in the gypsum division, followed by roles in ready mix, asphalt and construction operations in the United States and Canada. In 2012, he was named Country CEO for Jordan, responsible for ready mix operations, two cement plants and one grinding plant. Most recently, Mr. Tabbara served as Country CEO for Algeria, where he oversaw ready mix, aggregates, gypsum and cement operations, in addition to a central research lab.
Mr. Tabbara received his Master of Business Administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.
Mr. Tabbara succeeds Jamie Gentoso, who was recently named Global Head, Solutions & Products Business Unit and Group Executive Committee Member.
LafargeHolcim is the global leader in building materials and solutions and active in four business segments: Cement, Aggregates, Ready-Mix Concrete and Solutions & Products. Its ambition is to lead the industry in reducing carbon emissions and shifting towards low-carbon construction. With the strongest R&D organization in the industry, the company seeks to constantly introduce and promote high-quality and sustainable building materials and solutions to its customers worldwide - whether individual homebuilders or developers of major infrastructure projects. LafargeHolcim employs over 70,000 employees in over 70 countries and has a portfolio that is equally balanced between developing and mature markets.
In the United States, LafargeHolcim companies include close to 350 sites in 43 states and employ 7,000 people. Our customers rely on us to help them design and build better communities with innovative solutions that deliver structural integrity and eco-efficiency.