Lehigh Hanson veteran Harrington leads realigned Lehigh White Cement

Sources: Lehigh White Cement Co., Allentown, Pa.; CP staff

Daniel Harrington has been appointed chief executive officer of a newly formed group anchored by Lehigh White Cement, a controlling stake in which was recently secured by Aalborg Cement Company Inc. through parent Cementir Holding S.p.A., Italy. He will lead Cementir Region North America, spanning Lehigh White Cement, with Pennsylvania and Texas plants, plus Vianini Pipe Inc., New Jersey-based reinforced concrete pipe producer.

Harrington brings 40-plus years in cement and vertically integrated construction materials production. He served as Lehigh Hanson North America president and chief executive officer from 2008-2015 and Portland Cement Association chairman in 2008-09. He holds B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from Pennsylvania State University and Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Cementir Region North America has been formed on the heels of Aalborg Cement’s acquisition of a portion of Lehigh Hanson’s 51 percent interest in the Lehigh White Cement partnership. The transaction has netted Aalborg Cement and Cemex USA respective stakes of 63.25 percent and 36.75 percent.

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