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JORDI PERIS NAMED TO SALES MANAGER FOR CONCRETE PRODUCTS – EUROPE AT GRACE CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS

CAMBRIDGE, MA, July 6, 1999 — Michael D. Ragan, Worldwide Director of Sales for Concrete Products, Grace Construction Products, named Jordi Peris to the position of Sales Manager for Concrete Products-Europe.

In this position, Jordi will be responsible for the implementation of Grace's strategies, sales plans, and objectives for Europe, as well as the continuous improvement of Grace's Concrete Products sales force and business processes, aimed to achieve continued growth for the admixture business in this vital market.

"Jordi has extensive sales management and industry experience, and a broad perspective of our customer base in Europe. He will focus on delivering value added products and services which improve the profitability of our customers," says Ragan.

Jordi began his career with Grace in 1988 as Sales Supervisor for Concrete Products for Spain and Portugal. He was promoted to his current position of Sales Manager of Concrete Products for Spain and Portugal in 1995.

Jordi holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Instituto Quimico de Sarria and an MBA from ICAE. He is an active member of the Spanish Chemist Association and President of ANFAH, the Spanish Concrete Products Producers Association. Jordi will be based in the Slough, England office, and he and his wife Rosa will be relocating from Barcelona to the London area.

Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Grace Construction Products, a business unit of W.R. Grace & Co.- Conn, is a leading manufacturer worldwide of Concrete Products, cement processing additives, fire protection and waterproofing products, and masonry products. The company has more than 125 plants and sales offices around the world.


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