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The Ecocem Group appoints new Group Quality and Innovation Application Manager

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The Ecocem Group, Europe’s premier producer of high performance, low carbon cement, has announced the appointment of John Reddy as Group Quality and Innovation Application Manager.

John has been instrumental in his time in Ecocem, assisting in the implementation of ISO 9001 and implementing quality assurance laboratories across the group. His contribution to the cement industry has been well documented with his master’s thesis 'Investigating the thermal activation of GGBS concrete' being published at the 9th International Concrete Conference and subsequently winning the Irish Concrete Society, Sean DeCourcy student award in 2017 for this work.

As Ecocem develops further across an increasing variety of markets and applications, John will ensure that quality remains paramount across all of the group’s operations. Leading a growing technical team across Europe including Ireland, UK, Sweden, Benelux and France, John is tasked with developing the innovative product pipeline for the group and assisting with product commercialisation across Europe.

John’s appointment marks a significant milestone in the Irish headquartered group as Ecocem prepare to launch the fruits of a seven-year investment plan in innovation, through a series of new product launches and partnerships. Conor O’Riain, Group Managing Director adds: “John joined Ecocem Ireland in 2004, and has worked his way up through the group across various technical roles. His undeniable commitment to Ecocem and the cement industry is unquestionable and this new role signifies the growth of Ecocem products across Europe. His appointment marks his advocacy to improving the standard of GGBS cement production across the industry”.

John is a chartered Engineer and is a graduate of Civil Engineering in TU Bolton St. and holds a MSc in Advanced Concrete Technology from Queens University, Belfast. John is also a CSR community liaison officer and a board member of Ringsend College in Dublin.

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