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LafargeHolcim Ltd. appoints Sika veteran to head US Cement

Jamie Gentoso has been named LafargeHolcim, US Cement chief executive officer, replacing John Stull, who recently shifted in the same capacity to the Holcim Philippines business. She arrives at the Chicago-based operator with a solid industry grasp, having started her career as Holcim (US) technical service engineer, then serving as Architectural and Engineering market manager with a focus on ASTM C150 and specialty cements, plus fly ash. Gentoso proceeded to Sika Corp., rising to vice president of Concrete ahead of her most recent position, vice president of Sales & Marketing, with New Jersey-based architectural building products manufacturer Construction Specialties.

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Jamie Gentoso

“Jamie has a proven track record in this industry, and her deep-seeded expertise and strong focus on the customer will be valued contributions,” says LafargeHolcim Region Head, North America René Thibault, who oversees US Cement, Lafarge Canada East and West Regions, plus Aggregates & Construction Materials. “We know she will bring strong leadership to the organization, and drive continued growth and success across the Cement business.”

Gentoso holds a master’s degree in Business Administration and a bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan.