WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Holcim (US), one of the nation's leading manufacturers and suppliers of cement and mineral components, announced that its president and chief executive officer, Bernard Terver, will join the Holcim Ltd Executive Committee. Holcim Ltd is the international parent company of Holcim (US).
As part of the "Holcim Leadership Journey," an initiative which streamlines and strengthens operations, Terver will also assume responsibility for the new Group region of North America (Holcim (US), Holcim Canada, Aggregate Industries US) and the United Kingdom (Aggregate Industries UK). Filiberto Ruiz will serve as deputy chief executive officer of Holcim (US) (HUS) and Aggregate Industries US (AIUS). Prior to his promotion, Ruiz was senior vice president, sales & marketing for HUS.
"I'm confident that these management changes will reinforce our commitment to customer excellence and to the development of our employees as they become the next generation of leaders," said Bernard Terver, president and chief executive officer of Holcim (US). "Filiberto's experience makes him an excellent choice for this new role and I'm looking forward to collaborating as the company advances."
"I am honored to have been appointed to lead US operations," said Filiberto Ruiz, deputy chief executive officer of Holcim (US) and Aggregate Industries US. "HUS and AIUS are solid organizations and I look forward to continuing to build on the work that has taken place under Bernard's leadership."
Ruiz began his career with the Holcim Group in 1986 as electrical supervisor with Holcim Apasco, Mexico, later becoming plant manager. In 1999, Filiberto became regional vice president, manufacturing, HUS. He returned to Holcim Apasco as cement operations, vice president, and moved back to HUS in 2006 as senior vice president, manufacturing. He has been in his current role, senior vice president, sales & marketing, since 2010.
Terver has been president and chief executive officer of HUS since October 2008 and AIUS since 2010. In the same year, he also became area manager. Bernard joined Holcim in 1994 when his then employer CEDEST was acquired by Holcim France. In 1999, he became chief executive officer of Holcim Colombia and in 2003 was appointed area manager for the Andes nations, Central America and the Caribbean. Bernard studied at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris.
About Holcim (US) Inc.
Holcim (US) Inc. is a subsidiary of Holcim Ltd, and one of the nation's leading manufacturers and suppliers of cement and mineral components. Holcim (US) has approximately 1,800 employees and operates 12 manufacturing plants and more than 50 distribution facilities in the United States.
About Aggregate Industries US
Aggregate Industries US is a leading provider of aggregate and construction materials to markets in 16 states and 300 cities.
About Holcim Ltd
Holcim is one of the world's leading suppliers of cement and aggregates (crushed stone, gravel and sand) as well as further activities such as ready-mix concrete and asphalt including services. The Group holds majority and minority interests in around 70 countries on all continents.
SOURCE Holcim (US) Inc.