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Lafarge Names New President for the River Region


Lafarge North America has named Olivier Merindol president of the River Region for the Cement Division. The River Region, one of Lafarge Cement's five North American regions, comprises all or part of 15 states in the Midwestern United States.

Merindol joined Lafarge in 1996 at its global technical laboratories in Lyon, France. He later served at the company's technical center for Central Europe in Vienna, Austria. For the past five years, he was senior vice president in charge of Lafarge's Corporate Technical Services Center (CTS) in Montreal, which provides testing services and product research for all of Lafarge's cement operations in the United States and Canada. Before joining Lafarge, he was employed in the engineering division of Clecim, a supplier of equipment and systems for the steel and aluminum industries.

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Lafarge North America is the largest diversified supplier of construction materials in the U.S. and Canada, producing and selling cement, ready-mixed concrete, gypsum wallboard, aggregates, asphalt and paving. Learn more about Lafarge North America at


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