MONTREAL, Nov. 28, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - McInnis Cement is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Hervé Mallet as President and Chief Executive Officer. The Company is in the last months of its construction phase and will begin its commercial operations in the Spring of 2017. This appointment is the result of an international recruitment that began late last summer. With an outstanding track record in the industrial sector, Mr. Mallet has considerable experience in sales, marketing and operations. He was until recently Executive Vice-President - North America for Dynacast, a manufacturing company with 23 plants and 6,000 employees worldwide. As such, he oversaw eight production facilities in North America, delivering performances two times greater than the industry average. Throughout his career, Mr. Mallet has overseen acquisitions and integrations as well as turnarounds of plants and businesses. He is recognized for delivering solid operational and financial results, and for the performance of his sales teams. Mr. Mallet is a graduate of the University of Wolverhampton and University of Brunel in England. "I am very pleased to join a company that is creating a world-class cement company, built on innovation and the strength of a strong and experienced cement team. I share with the company shareholders their vision of making McInnis an environmental and sustainable development leader in the industry, as well as an industry leader in customer service. I hope to position McInnis as a key company in the Gaspé area, but also as an important contributor to Quebec's economic vitality, as it enters North American markets in the coming months," said Hervé Mallet. The entire McInnis Cement team is very pleased to welcome its new CEO. Mr. Mallet takes up his new position today.