Grigore Catalin

Grigore Catalin

Director of Development


Engineer from the Ecole des Mines of Petrosani, Romania.

Before joining the COFFOR Group, Catalin Grigore spent 24 years in the Lafarge Group since obtaining his engineering degree. He rose through the ranks during the 10 years of its operational experience to become Quality and Product Development for Lafarge France Southwest region (54 and 24 units ReadyMix concrete and Aggregates Operations). Then he worked for 3 years at the Lafarge Research Center in Lyon as "Technology Transfer Manager".
In 2003, he was transferred to Lafarge UK Technology Centre as Director of Industrial Performance and Optimization for the Tile division. From 2006 to 2013, Catalin Grigore was responsible for Performance, Quality and Optimization Branch Concrete ReadyMix at the Head Office of Lafarge in Paris. He was responsible for the implementation of best practices in the formulation concrete and quality worldwide for sophisticated work such as dam, bridge, roads, buildings, etc. in many countries: Egypt, India, Romania, France, Morocco, Algeria, Russia, Vietnam, Iraq, etc.

The many years of work in the Lafarge group allowed him to become an expert in many areas related to building systems and associated materials. The combination of rigor, curiosity and experience on many projects in many countries make him a valuable contributor to the development of COFFOR group.