New boss for Lafarge Aggregates
- 24 October 2010
- Company & Industry News
Emmanuel Rigaux, 38, joins the UK team, following the move of Robert Whetstone, former Managing Director Aggregates, to Lafarge's operation in the Eastern US.
Emmanuel has been with Lafarge since 1999 after a short stint in management consulting.
He started with Group audit for three years before moving to the US with his family in 2002, first as a Director of Land based in Denver, then as an Area General Manager based in Kansas City.
Safety was always his top priority, especially with the responsibility for two underground mines.
Emmanuel's most recent position was as head of Development for AC France. He was also head of various central functions including Public Affairs and Environment, Communication and Mineral Resources.
Emmanuel is no stranger to the UK where he is moving to for the third time.
He said: "I moved here first as a student, then as part of my national service. It is a great honour for me to come back as the Managing Director of our aggregates activity. Robert has had a deep, extremely positive impact on this business, and I strongly believe we can leverage further on the unique assets that we have here in the UK."
Safety, profitability and innovation are at the heart of Emmanuel's vision, which he will share on the field through the site visits he intends to carry out in the coming months.