Continental Building Products’ Board of Directors has appointed James “Jay” Bachmann to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Bachmann has served as Interim Chief Executive Officer since November 2014 and Chief Financial Officer since January 2014. Mr. Bachmann will continue to serve as Chief Financial Officer in an interim role, pending the appointment of a permanent Chief Financial Officer. The Company also announced today the appointment of Dennis Romps to the position of Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Romps will also continue to serve as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller, positions he has held since January 2014.
Mr. Bachmann formerly served as Chief Financial Officer at Lafarge USA and Co-Chief Financial Officer of Lafarge North America from November 2012 through December 2013. He also held multiple executive responsibilities at Lafarge since 2002, including Senior Vice President Finance – Investor Relations of Lafarge SA from January 2008 through October 2012 and Senior Vice President and Controller of Lafarge North America Inc. from November 2005 to June 2006. Prior to Lafarge, he worked at Arthur Anderson from September 1990 to April 2002. Mr. Bachmann received a BSBA from Georgetown University.
Mr. Romps previously served as our Chief Financial Officer from August 2013 to December 2013. He formerly served as Co-Chief Financial Officer of Lafarge North America Inc. from December 2006 through August 2013, while also holding a variety of Vice President positions in Finance, IT and Supply Chain of the gypsum division of Lafarge North America Inc. from 2005 through August 2013. Mr. Romps received a B.A. from Michigan State University and an M.B.A. from Kellogg – Northwestern University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.