Ecocem bolsters its presence in Benelux with two senior hires

By Patrick Vreeswijk , 28 september 2021 in 2021

27th September, Holland – Low carbon cement company Ecocem is today announcing the appointment of Paul Roos as Ecocem Benelux Managing Director and Joris Schoon as Technical Developer.

Prior to this appointment, Paul was the EMEA Commercial Director at Huntsman Corporation, bringing with him invaluable experience for industrial and consumer customers. At Ecocem, Paul will be responsible for managing Ecocem Benelux, focusing on the roll out of innovation solutions across this region.

Joris Schoon joins as Low Carbon Cements and Concrete Technical Developer. Joris has a PhD in civil engineering, specialising in concrete and environment, and more than 20 years of industry experience. Based in Belgium, he will focus on introducing Ecocem innovation technologies into the market.

These appointments follow the recent announcement of Pat Cox – former President and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and former Teachta Dála (TD) – as Chair of Ecocem.

Ecocem has long been a pioneer and market leader in low carbon technologies that emanated from circular technology. It provides technical, environmental, and architectural solutions for the betterment of the built environment. While the cement sector is already developing and deploying a range of carbon reduction technologies, Ecocem adds a further dimension to these efforts, providing wide access to its low carbon technology, and support the sector in moving to a Paris-compliant, emissions reduction trajectory.

The Ecocem Group has seen significant growth in sales over over the past three years. Furthermore, in May this year, Ecocem announced the completion of a €22.5m equity investment by Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) and Breakthrough Energy Ventures-Europe (BEV-E). The investment will enable Ecocem to bring new ultra-low-carbon cements to the market over the coming years.

Donal O’Riain, founder and Managing Director of Ecocem, said: “We are delighted to welcome Paul and Joris to the team at a time of rapid growth for Ecocem.

“Benelux is a key growth market for us, and Paul’s experience makes him the right person to take us into this next chapter. At the same time, Joris brings with him a wealth of expertise that will allow us to truly show case our innovative core.

“I look forward to working with them both closely in our shared goal of rapidly decarbonising cement manufacturing.”

Paul Roos, Benelux Managing Director, said: “I’m delighted to join the team at Ecocem Benelux, and look forward to drawing from my experience to support the company’s expansion within a key target market.”

Joris Schoon, Ecocem Materials, said: “I’m excited to begin working towards introducing Ecocem innovation technologies to this evolving market, and showcasing the potential of the company.”

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