40 Years for Paul Richards

Congratulations and thank you to Paul Richards, Sustainability Manager, who has reached an incredible 40 years with the business this week.

Paul talks us through his career at CEMEX (so far!): “I started work as a lab Technician working in Chester at the head office of Pozzolanic Ltd, the only company in the UK at the time selling quality assured fly ash. I quickly became disillusioned with life as a “Techy” and transferred to operations around 12 months later, into a role that was partly admin and partly relief operator covering sites from Kincardine in Scotland, to Bristol, to Rochester and all points in between. This eventually led to a management role responsible for all these sites and their maintenance.

In 1995 the company was purchased by Rugby Cement and integrated into the Ash Resources business, I was appointed Production Engineer for the combined business. During this period, I implemented management systems that were certified to the Environmental standard ISO 14001 and the Health and Safety standard OHSAS 18001. After CEMEX purchased the business I spent six months at Rugby Cement works, followed by two years working in Logistics, before finally finding my way into the Sustainability Department where I am very settled.”

(The picture shows Paul back in 1985/1986!)