Sika senses QC measures through mixer drum hatch lens

Sources: Sika Corp., Lyndhurst, N.J.; CP staff

A partnership with Connecticut-based CiDRA Concrete Systems positions Sika Corp. to offer ready mixed producers the drum-mounted, sensor-laden SMARThatch, which provides air, temperature, material volume, revolution counter and hydraulic pressure slump correlation data on in-cab display or cloud-based dashboard. 

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Sika, celebrity architect BIG team on 3D printing demonstration

Sources: Sika AG, Baar, Switzerland; CP staff

The parent of Sika Corp. is partnering with one of the world’s top architects, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), to showcase 3D concrete printing capabilities at the “Formgiving” Exhibition in Copenhagen, Denmark. Running through January 2020 in the architect’s home base, the exhibition focuses on the future of construction and how it shapes the planet. 

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Sika loads mortar volume in $2.5 billion Parex deal

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The Swiss parent of New Jersey-based admixture and construction products supplier Sika Corp. projects a second or third quarter closing on Parex, a key player in façade, technical and waterproofing mortars, plus tile adhesives. Sika AG will acquire the business, which reported 2018 sales of $1.1 billion, from a fund of CVC, a global private equity and investment advisory firm.

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Sika bulks up mortar volume in $2.5 billion deal for Parex

Sources: Sika AG, Baar, Switzerland; CP staff

The Swiss parent of New Jersey-based admixture and construction products supplier Sika Corp. projects a second or third quarter closing on Parex, a key player in facade, technical and waterproofing mortars, plus tile adhesives. Sika AG will acquire the business, which reported 2018 sales of $1.1 billion, from a fund of CVC, a global private equity and investment advisory firm.  

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Sika names Strittmatter to top U.S. admixture business post

Sources: Sika Corp., Lyndhurst,  N.J.; CP staff

A year after joining Sika Corp. as vice president of Sales – Carribean, Thomas Strittmatter has been promoted to Target Market Concrete vice president. A BASF Construction Chemicals veteran with 25-plus years in the construction industry, he will be responsible for defining and implementing the Sika U.S. admixture business strategic direction, aligning sales, marketing, research & development, operations and logistics to meet customer and shareholder expectations. 

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Fibermesh sharpens Sika synthetic fiber focus

Sources: Sika AG, Baar, Switzerland, Sika Corp., Lyndhurst, N.J.; CP staff

Sika has acquired the global Concrete Fibers business of Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Propex Holding LLC, ushering its well-established Fibermesh brand and technical expertise into a growing concrete additives portfolio. The deal includes a 130,000-sq.-ft. production facility offering the Sika Region Americas business additional micro and macro synthetic fiber capacity. 

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LafargeHolcim Ltd. appoints Sika veteran to head US Cement

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Jamie Gentoso has been named LafargeHolcim, US Cement chief executive officer, replacing John Stull, who recently shifted in the same capacity to the Holcim Philippines business. She arrives at the Chicago-based operator with a solid industry grasp, having started her career as Holcim (US) technical service engineer, then serving as Architectural and Engineering market manager with a focus on ASTM C150 and specialty cements, plus fly ash. Gentoso proceeded to Sika Corp., rising to vice president of Concrete ahead of her most recent position, vice president of Sales & Marketing, with New Jersey-based architectural building products manufacturer Construction Specialties.

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Sika veteran Gentoso succeeds LafargeHolcim US Cement CEO Stull

Sources: LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich; CP staff

Jamie Gentoso has been named LafargeHolcim, US Cement chief executive officer, replacing John Stull, who recently shifted in the same capacity to the Holcim Philippines business. She arrives at the Chicago-based operator with a solid industry grasp, having started her career as Holcim (US) technical service engineer, then serving as Architectural and Engineering market manager with a focus on ASTM C150 and specialty cements, plus fly ash. Gentoso proceeded to Sika Corp., rising to vice president of Concrete ahead of her most recent position, vice president of Sales & Marketing, with New Jersey-based architectural building products manufacturer Construction Specialties. 

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LafargeHolcim names Sika’s Jenisch as CEO Olsen successor

Sources: LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich; CP staff

A 20-year Sika AG veteran and chief executive officer since 2012, Jan Jenisch will transition in that same capacity to Swiss peer, LafargeHolcim Ltd., in mid-October. LafargeHolcim Chairman Beat Hess characterizes him as “a CEO widely respected for consistently delivering strong business results [who] comes with a deep understanding of the building materials sector. His agile leadership style and personal skills will be a good fit with our company culture and management team.”

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