Mr. Adriano Brunetti, CEO of Domicem, has been elected Chairman of Adocem (Dominican Association of Cement Manufacturers). The new Chairman, in his office installation speech , showed that the construction sector accounted for 12,5% of GDP in the first quarter of this year and how this was reflected in a 9,6% increase in sales of cement. Mr. Brunetti reconfirmed the institutional commitment to active cooperation for the development of the Dominican economy and society through the entire chain represented by cement and concrete production . Companies with over 10 thousand employees are involved in the entire production cycle - from raw material extraction to finished product application - .
"Our sector – Mr. Brunetti emphasizes – represents an actual model of sustainable development and results are evident . Installed capacity is of around 8 million tons at present, with an estimated annual per capita consumption of over 400 kilograms".
After this brief introduction, the official installation ceremony of the new board was held at the Epic Center, Blue Mall , which will remain in office for the 2019/2021 two-year period. The 2018 Adocem Report, entitled: "Competitiveness, Sustainability and Resilience" was also presented in this occasion : a text collecting all the most important economic/financial, social and environmental initiatives undertaken by companies operating in the cement sector in the Dominican Republic in the year 2018.
The new Board of Directors of Adocem - in addition to the new Chairman, Mr. Adriano Brunetti - , is made up of Mr. José Antonio Cabrera from Cemex, vice-chairman; Mr. Gary De La Rosa from Argos Dominicana, secretary; Mrs. Cruz Amalia Rodríguez from Cementos Cibao, treasurer, and Mr. Félix González, from Cemento Santo Domingo and Mrs. Julissa Báez, executive director.