Bruno Roux appointed President and Chief Executive Officer for Eastern Canada business unit

TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Bruno Roux has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer for the Eastern Canada business unit of Lafarge Canada Inc. In his new role, Mr. Roux will serve as Lafarge's senior leader for all market areas and product lines in Ontario, Quebec, and the Atlantic provinces. Mr. Roux will also join the Board of Directors of Lafarge Canada Inc.

Mr. Roux's responsibilities include all operational, sales, marketing and functional elements of the cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete product lines. He will lead these teams from the Eastern Canada head office in Toronto.

"I am very excited for the opportunity to lead an extremely talented team in Eastern Canada," said Mr. Roux. "I am looking forward to working with our customers, architects, and other stakeholders in achieving our ambition of building better cities."

This appointment will allow Lafarge to further leverage the talented personnel and physical assets in Eastern Canada. While safely will continue to be Lafarge's number one priority, Mr. Roux's appointment will add a greater focus on markets and customers, which will allow Lafarge to provide construction solutions to meet their needs using the "One Lafarge" business model.

Mr. Roux most recently held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Lafarge's operations in Poland. A native of France, Mr. Roux is a graduate of l'École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers (ENSAM). He is married with five children and speaks English, French, Romanian and basic Polish.

Mr. Roux's appointment is effective September 15, 2014, and he succeeds Bob Cartmel. Mr. Cartmel will remain with the Lafarge Group, assisting with the LafargeHolcim integration project.

ABOUT LAFARGE CANADA INC.

Lafarge Canada Inc. is Canada's largest provider of solutions to the construction and development industry. With more than 6000 employees across Canada, our mission is to provide construction solutions that build better cities and communities. The cities where Canadians live, work, and raise their families along with the infrastructure that supports their communities such as roads, bridges, transportation links, water, and waste management benefit from the solutions provided by Lafarge.

Through our Sustainability Ambitions for 2020, Lafarge is committed to providing solutions using sustainable manufacturing practices and improving the environment in and around its operations. At locations across Canada, we have worked to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, restore wetlands for native plants and animals, and identify waste materials that can be recycled and used in our operations. More information is available on Lafarge Canada's website: www.buildingbettercities.ca or www.lafarge-na.com

Twitter: @Lafarge_Canada

ABOUT THE LAFARGE GROUP

A world leader in building materials, Lafarge employs 64,000 people in 62 countries, and posted sales of €15.2 billion in 2013. As a top-ranking player in its Cement, Aggregates and Concrete businesses, it contributes to the construction of cities around the world, through its innovative solutions providing them with more housing and making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful, and better connected. With the world's leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities in order to contribute to more sustainable construction and to better serve architectural creativity.

Twitter: @LafargeGroup


 

SOURCE: Lafarge Canada Inc.

For further information:

Regan P. Watts
Director
Communications and Public Affairs
416.528.2901 or regan.watts@lafarge.com 

Karine Cousineau
Manager
Communications and Public Affairs
514.706.4884 or karine.cousineau@lafarge.com

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