The South African cement maker further stated that Tomes resigned to pursue other opportunities.
“We thank Richard for his contribution over the years and wish him well in his future endeavours,” said [DATA PPC:PPC] executive chairman, Bheki Sibiya.
According to the company, Johann Claassen will continue in the position of managing director of PPC Cement South Africa.
“Johan is a professional engineer who joined PPC in 1989 and has served as executive: cement operations and as executive: lime and held various other senior and general management roles across the cement and lime divisions,” PPC said.
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The company has seen uncertainty and controversy in recent months following the resignation of former chief executive, Ketso Gordhan.
Gordhan reportedly resigned due to difference of opinion with the board regarding board procedures for the approval of certain decisions.
”I have really enjoyed my time at PPC and am proud to have implemented a number of new initiatives and seen the company on an exciting growth path. I am leaving with a heavy heart,” he said at the time.