Kaspar E.A. Wenger has been designated chairman of the board of Holcim (Schweiz) AG, effective June 30, 2015.

Wenger has more than 20 years’ experience at Holcim, including more than 10 years of operating responsibility for Holcim (Schweiz) AG as well as his current role as area manager of Central Europe. Gerd Aufdenblatten, currently CFO of Holcim Central Europe, will replace Wenger and become cluster-CEO.

Thanks to his vast network combining society, science and politics, Wenger is best equipped for this position and will play a key role in supporting the activities of the merged entity LafargeHolcim in Switzerland specifically, noted Holcim in a released statement.

Aufdenblatten joined Holcim in 2007 and became CFO of Holcim Central Europe in 2013. A successor for the position of CFO will be announced at a later date.

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