Car succeeds Essroc Cement CEO Carantani

Sources: Essroc Cement Corp., Nazareth, Pa.; CP staff

Alex Car has officially assumed president and chief executive officer posts for Essroc Italcementi operations in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, his predecessor Francesco Carantani transitioning to new Italcementi Group duties.

Noting the impending merger between Italcementi and Lehigh Hanson Inc. parent HeidelbergCement, Car affirms, “I am committed to empowering Essroc’s talented team to realize our full potential and managing the company during this important period of change … The merger with HeidelbergCement uniquely positions us to take advantage of the combined strengths of two leaders in cement and construction materials.”

Car takes the helm after serving as senior vice president of Cement Sales & Marketing and general manager of Construction Materials. He has held various leadership positions since joining Italcementi Group in 2002, among them general director of the Devnya Cement business in Bulgaria. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont., and a master’s of business administration from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School.

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