CCA flourished from the consulting activity of Bernard Coleman. After a distinguished career in the cement and lime industry, serving as a Director and CEO in several countries for the prominent cement manufacturing companies of Heidelberg and Holcim, he established Cement Consultancy Service in 1990 to provide the benefit of his wide experience to third parties.
Mr Coleman is an acknowledged expert in ‘turn-around management’. He was instrumental in arranging the privatization of the cement industry in Tanzania and previously for the coal conversion of nine cement plants for the Philippine cement industry.
He founded The Cement Register Ltd as an operating and maintenance (O&M) contractor to cement plant owners. The company also provides a recruitment service for senior personnel seeking appointments in the industry.
Currently he is the Executive Chairman of CCA and Managing Director of The Cement Register.
Cement Consultancy Associates Limited was established in 1995 in partnership with Norman Beaumont; a mechanical engineer with 40 years’ experience in the cement industry working for equipment suppliers and contractors, international cement manufacturers and consultancies. Norman has particular expertise in process design, plant specification, contract negotiation, project management, project engineering and commissioning of cement plants.
After working on varied projects for Rugby Cement Company Ltd (now Cemex) both in the UK and overseas he moved to Malaysia with WS Atkins Consulting Engineers. He later worked on several Atkins consultancy projects in the UK and then moved to Castle Cement Company Ltd as project manager and senior engineer for capital projects. These included the construction of their new kiln line in Wales.
CCA has matured into one of the major and most respected consulting and engineering companies for the sector.
Today most projects have two to three core people assigned to them. The team grows depending on project size, the time frame and the skills required. The Chairman holds detailed reviews with each group at every stage of a project.