ParexLahabra, the parent company of Mer-Krete, announced that Rodrigo Lacerda has been named president of the company effective October 1, 2009. Lacerda replaces Francois Bouan who retires on September 30, 2009.

“Among the multiple responsibilities of managing a company one should not be minimized, the successful transfer of those responsibilities to a new President,” said Francois Bouan current president of ParexLahabra. “I have known Rodrigo since he joined ParexGroup in 2000. His experiences in managing and expanding our Brazilian subsidiary and later developing the presence of ParexGroup worldwide made him the best candidate. I am confident Rodrigo will rapidly earn trust in the industry, and with new ideas and tools lead ParexLahabra into another era of growth and success.”

“I'm very excited in joining the ParexLahabra team to help build the future of this company in the United States,” Lacerda commented.