Norfolk, Va. – The Portland Cement Association (PCA) Board of Directors elected Aris Papadopoulos as chairman during the association’s fall board meeting last week in Palm Beach, Fla. Papadopoulos succeeds Enrique Escalante of GCC of America and will serve a two-year term.
"I am honored to serve the industry as chairman of the Portland Cement Association," Papadopoulos said. "Now more than ever, it's vital that we in the industry join forces to enhance and project the social values that our products bring to people, our communities and the economy. United with a common purpose, we will ensure a stronger domestic cement manufacturing base."
Papadopoulos is the CEO of Titan America LLC, the Norfolk, Va.-based U.S. subsidiary of Titan Cement Group, headquartered in Athens, Greece. He joined Titan in 1992 to develop its US business. In 1994, he became CEO of Titan Atlantic, which in 2000 became Titan America, following the acquisition of Tarmac America.
Prior to joining Titan, Papadopoulos held engineering and management positions in the power generation and petroleum industries.
In addition to serving as PCA’s vice chairman for the past two years, Papadopoulos served as a member of the Board of Directors of the PCA and CTL Group. He was also chair of PCA’s Sustainability and Communications Committees and leads the Concrete Industry’s Joint Sustainability Initiative (JSI).
Papadopoulos earned Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Chemical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Harvard University.
Based in Skokie, Ill., the Portland Cement Association represents cement companies in the United States and Canada. It conducts market development, engineering, research, education, and public affairs programs.
About Titan America LLC
Titan America LLC, headquartered in Norfolk, Va., is the premier heavy building materials producer in the eastern United States. Titan America’s products include cement, aggregates, ready-mixed concrete and fly ash beneficiation. Its parent company, Titan Cement Company, S.A., headquartered in Athens, Greece, is a signatory to the UN Global Compact, a group of companies committed to sustainable and socially responsible business practices.