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Car Appointed Essroc Italcementi North American President

The Italcementi Group has appointed Alex Car as president and CEO of its Essroc North American operations. He succeeds Francesco Carantani who will be assuming new duties within the Italcementi Group.

“I am honored to be appointed as Essroc’s CEO. It is a privilege to be part of an organization that delivers high-quality products and innovative solutions to the construction industry,” said Car. “I am committed to empowering Essroc’s talented team to realize our full potential and managing the company during this important period of change.”

On July 28, HeidelbergCement announced plans to acquire Italcementi for $4.1 billion. Once the deal closes, the new company will be the largest supplier of aggregates, the second largest cement producer and the third largest producer of ready-mix concrete in the world, according to the company.

“Our number one goal is to continue to provide a consistent supply of cement, concrete and aggregates to our customers. Essroc remains committed to create value through unparalleled technical service and marketing initiatives,” said Car. “The announced merger with HeidelbergCement uniquely positions us to take advantage of the combined strengths of two leaders in cement and construction materials.”

Most recently, Car served as senior vice president of cement sales and marketing and general manager of construction materials at Essroc. He joined the Italcementi Group in 2002 and has held various leadership positions within the organization including serving as general director and country manager of
Devnya Cement - Italcementi Group’s operation in Bulgaria.

Car received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He also completed his MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.