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Date 27/03/2012

Lafarge Appoints Bob Cartmel President and CEO Eastern Canada

Toronto, Ontario

Lafarge Canada Inc.


Bob Cartmel has been appointed by the Board of Directors of Lafarge Canada Inc. as its senior leader for all markets and product lines in Eastern Canada. 


His responsibilities include all operational, marketing and functional elements of the aggregates, cement and ready-mix concrete businesses. Mr. Cartmel will lead these teams from the Eastern Canada head office in Toronto, ON.


This appointment, bringing all of Lafarge's businesses together under a single leader and the new organization being put in place, will allow us to further leverage all of the talented people and physical assets that we have in Eastern Canada. Working safely will continue to be our number one priority and we will add to this a greater focus on our markets and customers, which will allow us to provide better solutions to meet their needs.


Mr. Cartmel has over 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.


He has served on the Banff Centre Board of Governors and as President of both the Ready Mixed Concrete Association of Ontario and the Colorado Rock Products Association. Mr. Cartmel recently joined the Board of the Cement Association of Canada.


Jennifer Lewis
Director of Communications
Western Canada


Lafarge Canada Inc. (LCI) is the largest diversified supplier of construction materials in Canada.  LCI has two main operating units, Western Canada and Eastern Canada. Today, LCI in Eastern Canada has more than 2200 employees and 161 industrial sites in 4 provinces (Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia).


LCI is active in environmental education and sustainability partnerships in Eastern Canada including "Wildlife at Work" with the Wildlife Habitat Council,  "Species at Risk" with the Province of Ontario and numerous initiatives with local stakeholders.

Lafarge S.A., together with its subsidiaries (the "Lafarge Group" or the "Group"), is the world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in all of its businesses: Cement, Aggregates & Concrete and Gypsum. With 76,000 employees in 78 countries, the Group posted sales of 16.2 billion Euros in 2010.  Lafarge North America Inc. and its subsidiaries, including Lafarge Canada Inc., ("Lafarge"), are Lafarge Group companies, and together constitute the largest diversified supplier of construction materials in the United States and Canada.  

The Lafarge Group entered the global "Dow Jones Sustainability Index" in 2010 in recognition of its sustainable development actions. The Group places innovation at the heart of its priorities, working for sustainable construction and architectural creativity

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