A new face will be at the helm of Scotland’s only cement manufacturing site from this month (August 2013).
Lafarge Tarmac’s Dunbar Cement plant will see Florin Stoiean installed as the new manager now Nigel Blair, who was in the role for the past four years, has departed to take up new challenges outside the business.
Florin comes to Lafarge Tarmac from Lafarge Romania where, as performance manager, he implemented a completely new range of low carbon and added value products, and led the strategy to increase use of waste-derived fuels.
Latterly, he has been on secondment in Moldova managing the Rezina Cement plant, where he developed a strong health and safety culture – achieving four years without a lost-time incident – and doubled the profitability of the business.
Industrial director Dev Mody says Florin will build upon the robust foundations that Nigel created, recognising the significant contribution Nigel made to the success of the business not just at Dunbar, but in the 20 years he spent in various roles within the business.
“Nigel has put in place a very strong management team at the Dunbar plant,” says Mr Mody. He added that the latest of these is a local recruit, Gale Coates, who joined as environment co-ordinator in April of this year.
He continues: “During Nigel’s time, he introduced a new waste-derived fuel which has the potential to bring our coal replacement potential near to 50%, implemented a raft of safety initiatives that have delivered continuous improvements, and worked on numerous projects that have significantly lowered emissions.
“Given Florin’s past achievements, I fully expect the focus in these areas to continue. I also know the value that Florin places on open communication and local relationships, hence I fully anticipate the local community liaison group will continue to play a big part in ensuring ongoing good relations, engagement and transparency within the plant’s operations.