Escalante takes helm of GCC, Henley to lead U.S. business

Source: Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, Mexico

The GCC Board of Directors has appointed Enrique Escalante chief executive officer, effective January 2015. He succeeds Manual Milan, who is retiring after a tenure during which the company, through U.S. market entry, grew from six to116 ready mixed concrete plants and two to six cement plants, and developed a solid distribution network that transformed it into a supplier of choice.

“It’s a privilege to be selected to lead GCC and I look forward to continuing to grow the organization. We remain committed to delivering high value and meeting our customers’ needs through leading-edge technology,” says Escalante, who has been GCC of America president since 2000, a year after being appointed to head the Mexico flagship business. Prior to joining GCC, he had more than 20 years in heavy industry and construction materials management and sales positions. He holds a degree in Engineering from Technologic Institute of Monterrey and a master’s in Business Administration from Cornell University.

GCC of America Vice President of Ready Mix and Aggregate Ron Henley will succeed Escalante. He joined the Denver-based business in 2012 as vice president of Logistics/Supply Chain, assuming his present role last year. Prior to GCC of America, Henley was president of Boral Construction Materials. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Missouri, Columbia.