Toufic Tabbara Named New CEO of Cement at Holcim US
Chicago, IL June 1, 2021 – Today, Holcim US announced the appointment of Toufic Tabbara as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of US Cement operations. Mr. Tabbara brings more than 20 years’ experience in the construction materials industry around the world that will help lead the organization through the next phase of growth.
“Toufic is a proven leader in this industry. With a professional background that crosses diverse business divisions and spans both US and global geographies, he is well positioned to drive continued growth across the US cement business,” said René Thibault, Holcim Group Executive Committee Member and Region Head, North America.
Mr. Tabbara joined Holcim in 1998, beginning his career in the gypsum division, followed by roles in ready mix, asphalt and construction operations in the United States and Canada. In 2012, he was named Country CEO for Jordan, responsible for ready mix operations, two cement plants and one grinding plant. Most recently, Mr. Tabbara served as Country CEO for Algeria, where he oversaw ready-mix, aggregates, gypsum and cement operations, in addition to a central research lab.
Mr. Tabbara received his Master of Business Administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.
Mr. Tabbara succeeds Jamie Gentoso, who was recently named Global Head, Solutions & Products Business Unit and Group Executive Committee Member.
Holcim is the leading global building materials and solutions company. It has four businesses: cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete as well as advanced solutions and products that include precast concrete, asphalt and mortar. With its broad portfolio Holcim solves the toughest challenges facing masons, builders, architects and engineers, bringing industry-leading innovations and services to customers challenged by urbanization, population growth and the demand for sustainability. Headquartered in Switzerland and with leading positions in all regions, Holcim employs approximately 80,000 employees in around 80 countries and has a portfolio that is equally balanced between developing and mature markets.
In the United States, Holcim companies include close to 350 sites in 43 states and employ 7,000 people. Our customers rely on us to help them design and build better communities with innovative solutions that deliver structural integrity and eco-efficiency.