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Lafarge appoints president & CEOs for Canadian operations


March 28, 2012
By Aggregates & Roadbuilding

March 27, 2012, Calgary, Toronto – René Thibault and Bob Cartmel have been appointed by the Lafarge Group as its senior leaders for all markets and product lines in Canada.
Mr. Thibault will oversee the 4 Western Provinces and 3 Territories as
well as the Pacific Northwest and Dakotas in the U.S. Mr. Cartmel will
oversee the 6 Eastern Provinces.

March 27, 2012, Calgary, Toronto – René Thibault and Bob Cartmel have been appointed by the Lafarge Group as its senior leaders for all markets and product lines in Canada.
Mr. Thibault will oversee the 4 Western Provinces and 3 Territories as
well as the Pacific Northwest and Dakotas in the U.S. Mr. Cartmel will
oversee the 6 Eastern Provinces.

The President & CEOs have responsibilities including all
operational, marketing and functional elements of the aggregates,
asphalt, cement, concrete (ready-mix, pipe and precast), and
construction and paving businesses in their markets. The Western Canada teams will be led from a head office in Calgary, AB. The Eastern Canada head office is in Toronto, ON.

These
appointments, bringing all of Lafarge's businesses together under a
single leader in each geography, will provide further career development
opportunities for employees, strengthen the company's customer approach
as it delivers sustainable solutions to the construction industry and
allow our community investment projects to be more focused. Working
safely will continue to be the number one priority of every Lafarge
employee.

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Mr. Thibault has over twenty years of experience with Lafarge spanning Canada and including an assignment at Group headquarters in Paris, France. He has an Engineering degree from Queen's University and has completed executive studies at Harvard Business School.

Mr. Cartmel has over 25 years of experience with Lafarge spanning Canada, the United States and Latin America. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.