US: Pozzolan cement producer Green Cement has appointed Grant Quasha as its chief executive officer (CEO). He succeeds John T Preston, who will remain as chairman of the board. Quasha will be based in Texas, where the company has its headquarters and existing production facilities. He will also be joining the company's board of directors.
Quasha previously worked as the regional chief investment officer of GFG Alliance. Before this he was the CEO and managing director of Paringa Resources, a mining company, and the chief commercial officer of Wolverine Fuels, a producer of bituminous coal. He also worked as the North American Manager of Corporate and Structured Finance at Trafigura AG, as an investment banker in JPMorgan's New York mining and metals division and has worked on the board of directors of the National Mining Association. Quasha holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School.
Green Cement produces cements made using pozzolonic materials including its PozzoSlag product. It sold over 2Mt of cement in 2020.