GCP Applied Technologies chief Bates to lead Argos USA

Sources: Grupo Argos, Medellin, Colombia; CP staff

Former GCP Applied Technologies President and CEO Simon Bates takes the helm of Argos USA on November 1, succeeding the retiring Regional Vice President – USA Bill Wagner. He arrives with 33 years of experience, much of it in building materials. Bates is credited with executing GCP’s successful transformation to increase profitability and value, leading to a December 2021 takeover offer by Paris-based Saint-Gobain Group—a transaction that closed in September. 

“His deep knowledge of the sector, together with his leadership skills and the shared vision he has with the higher purpose of Argos, to promote housing and infrastructure projects that enable more sustainable, prosperous and inclusive societies, make him the ideal candidate to lead the business in the United States,” notes Grupo Argos management. 

Argos USA is based in Alpharetta, Ga., where GCP also maintained headquarters prior to the Saint-Gobain integration. 

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