In May 2018, Jamie M. Gentoso, P.E. was named Chief Executive Officer for the US Cement organization. An accomplished leader and a professional engineer, Ms. Gentoso is responsible for all cement product lines, overseeing an organization of approximately 3,200 employees, 13 cement and grinding plants and more than 100 cement terminals.
Prior to her appointment, Ms. Gentoso was Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Construction Specialties, and prior to this, Senior Vice President of Concrete at Sika Corporation US. During her career tenure, she has successfully increased growth and market share, fully integrated operations, people, product and systems following an integration, and successfully implemented a new customer relationship management system. Ms. Gentoso was also responsible for product development and management in her previous roles.
She began her career at Holcim as a technical service engineer and Architectural and Engineering market manager, with a focus on specialty cements, portland cement, slag cement and fly ash.
Ms. Gentoso has sat on the Board of Directors for several industry organizations, including the Ready Mix Concrete Foundation, Precast Concrete Educational Foundation, the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program and many others. She plans to continue taking on leadership roles within the industry during her tenure at LafargeHolcim.
Ms. Gentoso received her Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, also from the University of Michigan.