New boss for Lafarge Asphalt and Contracting

Published:  16 September, 2010

SOLIHULL: A world leader in building materials, Lafarge Aggregates & Concrete UK has a new man at the helm of its Asphalt and Contracting division.

Shaun Davidson, 42, returns to the UK after spending almost two years as Lafarge A&C vice president general manager, concrete, for Central Europe.

The Yorkshireman is no stranger to the asphalt market however boasting a strong career background in that field and having previously been the Director of Lafarge’s UK Asphalt business.

Mr Davidson succeeds Chris Plant as managing director Asphalt & Contracting with Mr Plant moving on to become Divisional Head of Health & Safety (Aggregates & Concrete).

Largely involved in the asphalt and pave sector and having worked for independent and major construction companies Mr Davidson joined Lafarge in January 2001 when the company acquired its first asphalt plants in Yorkshire and Derbyshire. He has worked within asphalt, aggregates and ready-mix concrete, gaining a sound knowledge of the Lafarge business and the construction sector overall.

The last two years has seen Mr Davidson working across Poland, Romania, Austria and Germany and helping to develop businesses in Serbia, Slovenia, and the Ukraine. A Central European role offered opportunities to explore, expand and re-energise emerging markets and for Shaun on a personal level to gain valuable insight into different cultures.

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