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Giant Cement Holding names new CEO

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Giant Cement Holding names new CEO

The Giant Cement plant near Harleyville underwent a $132 million expansion that was completed in 2005.

Summerville-based Giant Cement Holding Inc. announced a new top executive Friday.

Jose A. Llontop is CEO and president of the company, which is a subsidiary of Spain-based Cementos Portland Valderrivas.

In his new role, he oversees Giant Cement’s American operations with plants in South Carolina, Alabama, Maine and Pennsylvania. Previously, he was the president of Saudi Readymix in Saudi Arabia and has more than 14 years of senior management experience in the building materials industry.

“I am looking forward to returning GCHI to profitability (through) excellent customer service and product innovation, an efficient cost structure leveraging our expertise with alternative fuels, and a highly engaged, and motivated workforce,” Llontop said.

He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in business administration from Rice University in Houston.

Giant Cement Holding’s subsidiaries include Giant Cement Co. in Dorchester County, Dragon Portland Cement Co. in Maine, Keystone Cement Co. in Pennsylvania, and the multistate Giant Resource Recovery Co.

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