Ecocem Ireland, the specialist producer of eco-friendly cement and low carbon concrete, has appointed of Martin Groome to its board and as sales director. Martin Groome, who has almost 20 years of experience in the building materials sector, joined Ecocem in 2011 and in his new role will be spearheading the development of sales to the ready-mix and pre-cast concrete industries. He will also have special responsibility for developing niche project specific exports. In this newly created role, he will report to John Newell, managing director of Ecocem Ireland.
Prior to joining Ecocem, Martin Groome held a number of senior positions within the building materials sector both in Ireland and abroad including time spent at Halliburton and Wavin Ireland.
John Newell says: “It is a very exciting time for Ecocem in terms of product development and our export business. We have embarked on a three year investment programme in Ireland which will enable us to enhance our manufacturing capacity and expand our exports of green cement to Northern Europe.”
Earlier this year, Ecocem Ireland announced a plan to create 61 jobs as part of a new three year, €19 million investment programme coinciding with the official opening of its new facility at Dublin Port.The new cement plant will be used to bag Ecocem’s eco-friendly cement, which among other things reduces the carbon footprint of traditional cement by over 50%. The new bags, have now been officially launched to consumers, and are available in builders’ providers throughout the country.