Paris-based Lafarge Group has appointed as senior leaders for Canada and U.S.-bordering businesses Bob Cartmel, six Eastern Provinces, and René Thibault, four Western Provinces, three Territories, plus the Dakotas and the Pacific Northwest. Based in Toronto and Calgary, respectively, they are responsible for all operational, marketing and functional elements of aggregate, asphalt, cement, concrete (ready-mix, pipe and precast), and construction and paving operations.
Cartmel has 25-plus years of experience with Lafarge spanning Canada, the U.S. and Latin America, and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. Thibault has 20-plus years of experience with Lafarge spanning Canada and including an assignment at Group headquarters; he holds an Engineering degree from Queen's University and has completed executive studies at Harvard Business School.
By bringing all businesses together under a single leader in each geography, Lafarge Group notes, the appointments will provide further career development opportunities for employees, strengthen the company's customer approach as it delivers sustainable solutions to the construction industry, and allow community investment projects to be more focused.