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07 January 2019

New chairman of Polish cement producers association

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New SPC chairman Ernest Jelito

Górażdże Cement president Ernest Jelito has been elected as the new chairman of the Polish Association of Cement Producers (SPC).

His election was confirmed during a meeting of the SPC board in Krakow last month.

He replaces Andrzej Ptak, president of the Ożarów SA Group, who retired from the role with effect from January 1, 2019.

Jelito was born in 1958 and is a graduate of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków.

He started his career in 1982, and from 2001 to 2005 he was the general director of the Górażdże Group. For the next 11 years he was technical director of HeidelbergCement and managed strategic projects regarding investment, technology, R&D and innovation in all company activities around the world. From 2015 he has been president of the board of Górażdże Cement and the general director of the Górażdże Group.

The SPC was founded in 1990 and its main goal is the development of the cement industry. It serves as an industry spokesperson in dealings with state administration bodies, local government administration, non-governmental organisations, and European and other institutions. The SPC is a member of the European Cement Association, Cembureau.

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