NORFOLK, VA. — Aris Papadopoulos, CEO of Titan America LLC, was recently awarded the Concrete Sustainability Award by the American Concrete Institute at its fall convention in Phoenix, Arizona. The award was presented by ACI President, Anne Ellis.
According to officials at ACI, Papadopoulos was chosen “for his unprecedented and exemplary leadership in unifying the concrete industry in North America in developing a common direction on concrete sustainability and his international pioneering efforts on sustainability and resilience of concrete.”
“I'm personally honored, and it is also recognition of the impact Titan America has made in the industry,” stated Papadopoulos. “It’s particularly meaningful for us because this is the first time a cement executive has been awarded by the American Concrete Institute.”
In addition to Titan America’s CEO, Papadopoulos is Founding Chair of the Concrete Joint Sustainability Initiative (CJSI); the Chair of the Portland Cement Association (PCA) Nominating Committee and a past Chair of PCA and the PCA Sustainability and Communication Committees; and a past Chair of the United Nations International Strategy on Disaster Reduction (UN-ISDR) Private Sector Advisory Group. He serves as a Board member of CTL Group and as an Industry Advisory Group member for the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub. He also served on the Editorial Board for ACI-U.S. Green Concrete Council’s two publications: The Sustainable Concrete Guide—Strategies and Examples and The Sustainable Concrete Guide—Applications. Papadopoulos has testified numerous times before Congress on industry and job issues. He advocated for the cause of resilience and disaster risk reduction before two United Nations Global Platform Conferences and at Rio+20.
Titan America LLC is the premier heavy building materials producer in the eastern United States. Titan America’s products include cement, aggregates, ready-mixed concrete and fly ash beneficiation. Its parent company, Titan Cement Company, S.A., headquartered in Athens, Greece, is a signatory to the UN Global Compact, a group of companies committed to sustainable and socially responsible business practices.