Lafarge names new CEO for U.S. operations

Global building materials supplier Lafarge has appointed John Stull as president and CEO, United States, putting him in charge of all aggregate, cement and concrete operations in the United States.

The appointment now brings these Lafarge business lines in the United States together under a single leader, which the company said will focus its delivery on sustainable solutions to the construction industry.

Stull has more than 20 years of experience with the Lafarge Group, including assignments in the United States and Paris. Most recently, he managed Lafarge Group businesses in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. He has a chemical engineering degree from the University of Akron and is a graduate of the executive management program at Harvard Business School.

Paris-based Lafarge plans to move its North American corporate headquarters from Reston, Va., to Illinois, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn traveled to Europe with Chicago's NATO Summit host committee this spring to help negotiate the deal, according to the article.