11 June 2020
Further strengthening its proposition, Lafarge Cement – part of Aggregate Industries – has appointed John Mulgrew as the new plant manager of its renowned Cookstown cement plant in Ireland.
Effective in his new role from 16 June, John succeeds Russell Larmourwho, after almost 40 years within the Company, will be retiring. John will report into Barry Hope, Exco Director of Cement at Aggregate Industries.
Having joined the LafargeHolcim Group as a quality co-ordinator in 2001, John boasts almost 20 years of experience in the cement industry. He has risen through the ranks of the company’s Cookstown cement plant in County Tyrone, which in 2015 became a part of Aggregate Industries UK.
In his current role as production manager at Cookstown, a position he has held since 2016, John has been instrumental in ensuring the ongoing success of the plant and its operations. In 2019, the plant achieved its best results to date after being ranked in the top 10 of LafargeHolcim’s European cement plants when evaluated against industrial benchmarks.
John will be succeeded as production manager by Jason Bowman, who will step up from his current role as manufacturing manager at Cookstown.
Commenting on his appointment, John Mulgrew, said: “Having been a part of the Cookstown team for the best part of 20 years, I’m delighted to be following on from Russell as the new plant manager and wish him all the best in his retirement. I’m more committed than ever to further strengthening our operations, and I’m looking forward to what the future brings for Cookstown, the Lafarge Cement Business and Aggregate Industries.”
Barry Hope added: “I’d like to congratulate both John and Jason on their new positions. Given his knowledge and varied experience gained during his years at the plant, John is a worthy successor to Russell and his appointment will continue to bolster our Lafarge Cement business for years going forward.
“I would also like to thank Russell for his extraordinary commitment to the business over the past 40 years. He has left Cookstown in a strong place – leading the plant last year to achieve its best results in being ranked in the top 10 of our European cement plants. We wish Russell good luck for the future.”
About Aggregate Industries UK
Aggregate Industries UK is a leading company in the construction and infrastructure industries. It produces and supplies a wide range of construction materials including aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and precast concrete products. It also produces, imports and supplies cementitious materials and offers a national road surfacing and contracting service.
It prides itself on best practice in sustainability having become the first company to be certificated to BES 6001, The Framework Standard for the Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products, developed by the BRE (Building Research Establishment). Aggregate Industries UK is a proud member of the LafargeHolcim Group.
More information is available on www.aggregate.com
LafargeHolcim is the leading global building materials and solutions company serving masons, builders, architects and engineers all over the world. The Group is organized in four business segments – Cement, Aggregates, Ready-mix Concrete and Solutions & Products – and is a partner for clients ranging from affordable housing and small, local projects to the biggest, most technically and architecturally challenging infrastructure projects. As urbanization increasingly impacts people and the planet, the Group provides innovative products and building solutions with a clear commitment to social and environmental sustainability. With leading positions in all regions, LafargeHolcim employs around 80,000 employees in more than 80 countries and has a portfolio that is equally balanced between developing and mature markets.
More information is available on www.lafargeholcim.com
About Lafarge Cement
Lafarge Cement is a major manufactured of cement, GGBS, fly ash and specialist cementitious materials to the UK construction industry. Its long established cement plants in Cauldon, Staffordshire and Cookstown, County Tyrone employ around 250 people and manufacture over 1.4Mt of cement each year.
Lafarge Cement is part of the LafargeHolcim group and joined Aggregate Industries UK Ltd on 20th July 2015. Aggregate Industries quarries, manufactures and supplies a wide range of heavy building materials to the construction industry and with the cement business now offers a complete solution.
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