ANAHEIM, CA -- Parex USA, Inc., a leading building material manufacturer which markets its product under the brands of Parex, LaHabra, Merkrete, Teifs and El Rey, announced the promotion of Rodrigo Lacerda to President of ParexGroup Americas, and the addition of James Chilcoff as Managing Director of Parex USA.

As President of ParexGroup Americas, Lacerda will supervise all the Group's companies in North and South America and will continue to be part of ParexGroup's Executive Committee as Senior Executive Vice President. In his new role, Lacerda will coordinate the growth of the group on the North and South American continents and ensure the company continues to develop sound strategic positions in each of the countries where we are present.

Chilcoff, the new Managing Director of Parex USA, has had a successful career in the building materials industry. He previously spent 12 years with James Hardie in various sales, marketing and general management roles, including in Australia, where he led the company's operations. More recently, Chilcoff was the Managing Director of U.S. Gibraltar Industries, a leading manufacturer of metal and flashing products. Chilcoff has a B.A. in Marketing from Eastern Michigan University and a MBA in Management from Xavier University.