Bob Cartmel has joined Colorado-based GCC of America as vice president of U.S. Ready Mix. He arrives with 25-plus years’ experience at Lafarge Canada, serving as president and chief executive officer, regional president of Aggregate and Concrete, and vice president of Strategy and Business Development.

Cartmel succeeds Doug Roark, who served in the U.S. Ready Mix post and as vice president of Energy & Environmental for 14 years. In a shift to vice president of U.S. Cement Operations, Roark will be responsible for GCC’s five mills, supplying Southwest, Rocky Mountain and Upper Midwest markets.

“Doug’s experience and knowledge across the GCC business and operations will help us build an even stronger company focused on serving customers and operating in a more sustainable manner,” says GCC U.S. Division President Ron Henley. “Bob’s day-to-day operational knowledge is matched by his vision and passion to build stronger, more cost-effective companies.”

Additionally, Verne Stuessy will assume the role of vice president of Business Improvement, focused on the execution of various field projects and coordinating efforts with GCC’s Corporate Technical and Operations office.

In an effort to better align the organization with the needs of Western state accounts, Eagle Roofing Products in Rialto, Calif., has effected key Sales and Customer Service department changes. Central Valley Senior Regional Sales Manager Hans Matheus has moved into the newly created position of National Components Manager California. Southern California Builder Account Representatives Blake Williams and Kent Lawrence have respectively transitioned to the newly created positions of Segment Manager, Conversion, Customer and Reroof in Southern California and Segment Manager, Builders and Architects in Southern California.

Eagle Roofing Products’ sales team in the Western United States will now be divided into two segment-driven teams: Builders and Architects and Conversion, Custom and Reroof. The Builders and Architects teams will work with volume roofing contractors, while the Conversion, Custom and Reroof teams will oversee distributor relationships. “We recognize the reality that the roof tile industry must reinstitute a conversion mindset via growth at the expense of the temporary asphalt shingle market,” says Vice President of Sales and Marketing John Campbell. “That is why we are pleased to appoint these individuals to their new roles and further strengthen our teams as we put an increased focus on sales initiatives.”

Cemex USA kicked-off 2020 by hosting its annual company-wide Safety Week, an initiative solely focused on one of its core values. Safety Week 2020 began with all Cemex USA concrete, aggregate and cement plants pausing operational activities for 60 to 90 minutes, enabling employees to participate in stand downs, review 2019 safety initiatives, discuss potential improvements, and focus on taking a more active role in their personal commitments to safety.

This year’s “Safety Through Leadership” theme empowers supervisors and others in leadership roles to actively lead their teams to success by utilizing tools in a 14-point Health & Safety Management System to nourish a strong and supportive culture of well-being, accident prevention and risk analysis. “We take the health and safety of all our employees extremely seriously by not only constantly reinforcing safety messages, but also living those messages through a culture where everyone looks after one another, steps in when they see risks, and celebrates when they share success,” says Cemex USA President Jaime Muguiro. “Events like these remind us that we need to put our safety first every single day so that our employees can get home to their families.”

“We empower employees to be champions of their safety by providing a program they can easily reference for important practices and procedures,” adds Vice President of Health & Safety Alan MacVicar. “By following these tools and guidelines, they can help ensure that the best safety practices are being implemented on the job at all times.”