Green Cement Inc., formerly known as VHSC Holdings, has appointed mining and materials veteran Grant Quasha as chief executive officer, tasking him to lead its global expansion drive.
Quasha succeeds John Preston, who remains chairman, and will be based in Texas, where Green Cement has headquarters near Houston and a processing facility in Jewett.
He joins Green Cement following a successful period as regional chief investment officer of GFG Alliance, overseeing growth from nascency to a $1 billion metals conglomerate with payroll approaching 1,500. Prior to that role, Quasha served as CEO and managing director of Paringa Resources, a junior mining company, and chief commercial officer of Wolverine Fuels, the largest producer of Western bituminous coal in the United States.
“Green Cement has a unique opportunity to disrupt the 4 billion ton per year cement industry with its patented technology that can economically produce cement with near-zero greenhouse gas emissions,” Quasha said. “The company has been quietly perfecting its technology and can now replace up to 100% of portland cement with its PozzoSlag product. It is ready to expand from its existing production facilities in Texas and I am excited to grow the business with its world-class team.
“Hardly a startup, the company has sold more than two million tons of product in the United States and has paved Interstates, airport runways and other projects. It is now ready to expand from its existing production facilities in Texas and I am excited to grow the business with its world-class team,” he concluded.