PCA Elects New Board Leadership

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) announced the election of Filiberto Ruiz as the chair of its board of directors. Ruiz is the president and CEO at Votorantim Cimentos North America and has served the last two years as vice chair to outgoing chairman Ron Henley, president and CEO of GCC of America. 

President and CEO of Buzzi Unicem USA Massimo Toso will serve as vice chair. He served as the inaugural co-chair of PCA’s Climate and Sustainability Council where he led efforts to develop the industry’s Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality. 

Additionally, Continental Cement Co. President David Loomes has become the latest industry executive to join the PCA board. He replaces Tom Beck, executive vice president of Summit Materials, who has stepped down. 

“The Portland Cement Association plays a crucial role in the advancement of the cement and construction industries, not only in the U.S., but in partnership with other like-minded organizations around the world,” said Ruiz. “Their thought leadership, strategic research, outreach, and advocacy efforts are all critical toward aligning cement and concrete producers and paving the way toward a more sustainable future. I’m humbled to have been selected to serve as PCA chairman and look forward to continuing to build upon the great work of all those who preceded me in this important position.”

Ruiz added, “Having been born and raised in Mexico and having spent the last 16 years living and working in the United States, I believe my role in leadership of the board demonstrates the type of diversity and inclusion that we want to encourage across the entire span of the PCA and cement industry as a whole.”

“Our industry is an integral part of tremendous mainstream events happening today in the U.S. We have an essential role in the rebuilding of America’s infrastructure, and we are bolstering our visibility in the global environmental arena – boldly setting a deadline for ourselves to dramatically curb our carbon emissions,” Toso said.

“Former Chairman Ron Henley successfully launched PCA’s Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality last year, with Filiberto Ruiz at his side, contributing his knowledge and expertise. So it is only fitting that Filiberto continue to build on the progress PCA has accomplished under Ron, and lead our charge toward the future,” Toso concluded.

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