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03 May 2007

CEMEX UK Appoints Vice President to Improve Cement and Building Product Quality, Service and Sales

Global building materials solutions company, CEMEX UK, has appointed Graham Russell, 34, as vice president of Commercial and Building Products with immediate effect.

In his new role Mr Russell reports directly to country president, Ignacio Ortiz. He is responsible for the commercial activities for CEMEX UK's cementitious business and management of the company's ready-mixed concrete, asphalt and aggregates customers. He also heads up CEMEX UK's building products division, which employs 750 people and provides blocks, paving, roof tiles, flooring, rail products and bespoke solutions.

As part of CEMEX's commitment to ensure a long-term, sustainable supply of building materials for the UK construction industry, Graham Russell will be promoting the range of blended cements, develop new customer services and extend the integration of goods and services across the aggregates, cement and concrete sectors to maximise customer benefits.

Mr Russell joined the company as strategy director for cementitious and building products in 2004, and previously held senior commercial and business development roles within the building materials and automotive industries. He has a BA in Economics, MA in International Relations and MBA from Warwick Business School, and lives in Northampton with his wife and three children.


CEMEX is a global building solutions company and leading supplier of cement, ready-mixed concrete and aggregates. In the UK, CEMEX also has a significant share of the asphalt, concrete block and mortar markets. The company has a national supply network in the UK with over 500 locations, to ensure that quality building materials is available to customers locally. For more information, see or

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