René Thibault and Bob Cartmel were appointed by the Lafarge Group as its senior leaders for all markets and product lines in Canada. Thibault will oversee four Western Provinces and three Territories in Canada; and the Pacific Northwest and Dakotas in the United States. Cartmel will oversee the six Eastern Provinces in Canada.
The new executives have responsibilities including all operational, marketing and functional elements of the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete (ready-mix, pipe and precast), and construction and paving businesses in their markets. The Western Canada teams will be led from a head office in Calgary, AB. The Eastern Canada head office is in Toronto, ON.
These appointments, bringing all of Lafarge's businesses together under a single leader in each geography, 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 our community investment projects to be more focused, according to the company. Working safely will continue to be the number one priority of every Lafarge employee.
Mr. Thibault has more than 20 years of experience with Lafarge spanning Canada and including an assignment at Group headquarters in Paris, France. He has an Engineering degree from Queen's University and has completed executive studies at Harvard Business School.
Mr. Cartmel has more than 25 years of experience with Lafarge spanning Canada, the United States and Latin America. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.