Aris Papadopoulos was presented with the award for his unprecedented and exemplary leadership in unifying the concrete industry in North America in developing a common direction on concrete sustainability and his international pioneering efforts on sustainability and resilience of concrete.
Aris Papadopoulos, CEO of Titan America, was awarded the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Sustainability Award at the recent ACI Fall Convention in Phoenix.
The ACI Concrete Sustainability Award honors those who have made contributions in highlighting concrete’s role related to sustainability. Papadopoulos was presented with the award for his unprecedented and exemplary leadership in unifying the concrete industry in North America in developing a common direction on concrete sustainability and his international pioneering efforts on sustainability and resilience of concrete.
Papadopoulos is CEO of Titan America, the U.S. subsidiary of publicly traded Titan Cement Group, and a member of the group’s Executive Committee. He joined Titan in 1992 to develop its U.S. business and later became managing director of Titan Atlantic. In 2000, Titan Atlantic acquired Tarmac America and became Titan America.
Over the past 20 years, Papadopoulos led the business through numerous acquisitions and expansion programs, including pioneering investments since the mid-1990s in the dry beneficiation of fly ash for concrete use. He has over 30 years of industrial experience, having held prior engineering and management positions in the power generation and petroleum industries.
He is the Founding Chair of the Concrete Joint Sustainability Initiative (CJSI); the Chair of the Portland Cement Association (PCA) Nominating Committee and a past Chair of PCA and the PCA Sustainability and Communication Committees; and a past Chair of the United Nations International Strategy on Disaster Reduction (UN-ISDR) Private Sector Advisory Group. He serves as a Board member of CTLGroup and as an Industry Advisory Group member for the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub. He also served on the Editorial Board for ACI-U.S. Green Concrete Council’s two publications: The Sustainable Concrete Guide—Strategies and Examples and The Sustainable Concrete Guide—Applications.
Papadopoulos has testified numerous times before Congress on industry and job issues. He advocated for the cause of resilience and disaster risk reduction before two United Nations Global Platform Conferences and at Rio+20. He received his BS and MS in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., in 1978, and an MBA from Harvard University in Cambridge in 1985.