The Cement Association of Canada is governed by a seven-member board consisting of senior officials from all CAC member companies, and it is led by our Chair who is appointed for a two-year term. Collectively, the board is responsible for setting the scope and responsibilities of the Association.
Ash Grove Cement is part of CRH Plc, the world’s leading building materials company. CRH manufactures and distributes a diverse range of superior building materials, products, and solutions, which are used extensively in construction projects of all sizes, all across the world.
Marie was appointed to the CAC board of directors in December 2020 and became Chair in the spring of 2021.
Previously Product Line General Manager for Western Canada Aggregates and the Greater Vancouver area, David joined LafargeHolcim in 1999 and has held numerous roles of increasing responsibility throughout Canada and France. He has more than 25 years of experience in the construction materials business.
David received his Bachelor of Political Science degree from Queen’s University. He also holds certificates of achievement from Duke University, INSEAD and the University of Toronto.
David joined the CAC board of directors in 2019.
Filiberto was appointed to the CAC board of directors in the spring of 2016 and served as its Chair from the spring of 2019 to the spring of 2021.
Brad was appointed to the CAC board of directors in February 2018 and immediately took the role of Chair until the spring of 2019.
Oliver Patsch is President of Heidelberg Materials, North America’s Northwest Region. He has been with the company since 2014 and has held various senior management positions at both country and global levels. Prior to his current role, Oliver served as General Manager for Heidelberg Materials Georgia. Oliver graduated with an Executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and a PhD from INSEAD business school in France.
Before joining Heidelberg Materials, he was President & CEO of Essroc Cement, a subsidiary of the Italcementi Group. He has spent the past 20 years in the cement and materials business in the US and Canada including an assignment in Eastern Europe. Car holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alex has been a member of the CAC board of directors since 2015 and served as its Chair from the spring of 2017 until the spring of 2018. He is also a member of the board of the Portland Cement Association (PCA) and the Ready-Mix Research and Education Foundation.
Manolas started her career as a cement plant chemist and since then has held a series of progressive roles in operations, strategy, human resources, sales, and general management.
Manolas holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Miami, a Master of Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Florida, a Master of Jurisprudence from Tulane University Law School, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Florida.
In 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott, appointed Manolas to the Florida Concrete Masonry Educational Council, where she served on the Board of Directors and as Chair. She has also been active in a number of industry associations and community organizations including serving on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Portland Cement Association, the Florida Concrete & Products Association, Associated Builders and Contractors, Executive Women of the Palm Beaches Foundation (Past President), served as the March of Dimes Light the Night Corporate Palm Beach Walk Chair and on the region council of Leadership Florida.