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Green Cement appoints new Chief Executive Officer

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Green Cement Inc has appointed prominent mining and materials executive, Grant Quasha, to lead its global expansion drive.

The move comes amid the company's rapid technological progress in the replacement of Portland Cement with near zero carbon Pozzolanic cement.

Mr. Quasha, who has been appointed as Green Cement's Chief Executive Officer succeeds John T. Preston, who will remain Chairman of the Board. Mr. Quasha will be based in Texas, where the company has its headquarters and existing production facilities. Mr. Quasha will also be joining the company's Board of Directors.

He is joining Green Cement following a successful period as regional Chief Investment Officer of GFG Alliance where he oversaw the growth of its US business from its nascency to a US$1 billion conglomerate with approximately 1500 employees. Previously, Mr. Quasha served as CEO and Managing Director of Paringa Resources, a junior mining company and Chief Commercial Officer of Wolverine Fuels, LLC, the largest producer of Western bituminous coal in the US.

He had previously gained extensive experience in the materials and metals sectors through his roles as North American Manager of Corporate and Structured Finance at Trafigura AG, one of the world's largest independent commodity trading houses, and, before that, as an investment banker in JPMorgan's New York mining and metals division. He previously served the board of directors of the National Mining Association.

Mr. Quasha holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, Cum Laude, from Harvard College and an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.

Commenting on his new role he said: "Green Cement has a unique opportunity to disrupt the 4 billion tons per year cement industry with its patented technology than can economically produce cement with near zero greenhouse gas emissions. The company has been quietly perfecting its technology and can now replace up to 100% of Portland Cement with its PozzoSlag product. Hardly a startup, the company has sold over two million tons of product in the United States and has paved Interstates, airport runways and other projects. It is now ready to expand from its existing production facilities in Texas and I am excited to grow the business with its world-class team."

John Preston, Chairman of Green Cement said: "We are very excited about having Grant lead the company's ambitions growth plans. Grant has an excellent track record of achievement and leadership skills that fit perfectly with our needs as we transition from a technology development company to a company focused on commercial deployment. Emission from cement production represent 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions and it is imperative that we accelerate the adoption of technologies like ours that mitigate carbon emissions".

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