US: LafargeHolcim has appointed of Jamie M Gentoso as the chief executive officer (CEO) of its US cement operations. She succeeds John Stull, who was recently appointed as the CEO of Holcim Philippines.
Gentoso joins LafargeHolcim from Construction Specialties, an architectural building products manufacturer, where she held the position of vice president of Sales and Marketing and, prior to this, she was senior vice president of Concrete at Sika US. She began her career at Holcim as a technical service engineer and Architectural and Engineering market manager, with a focus on specialty cements, Ordinary Portland Cement, slag cement and fly ash.
Gentoso received her Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, also from the University of Michigan. She has sat on the board of directors for several industry organisations and intends to continue to her involvement.