Lafarge North America has named Claude Bastien as president of the Northeast Region for the Cement Division. He previously served as president of Lafarge Construction Materials for the Eastern U.S. Region. Bastien will be based in the regional headquarters in Montréal, Québec, where he will oversee the production, sale and distribution of cement, slag and fly ash in the Northeast Region. It includes the Canadian provinces of Québec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as eleven U.S. states, including New England and Mid-Atlantic States as far south as Virginia. He will also be responsible for the region’s four cement plants, located in St-Constant, Québec; Ravena, N.Y.; Whitehall, Pa.; and Brookfield, Nova Scotia; as well as Lafarge’s slag cement manufacturing facility at Sparrows Point, Md. He began his career at Lafarge in 1991 in Montréal as the vice president and controller for the Northeast Cement Region. Before joining Lafarge, Bastien worked in the railway, automotive and telecommunications industries in Canada and overseas.