The Board of Directors of National Cement Co. Inc., a subsidiary of France-based The Vicat Group, has elected James E. Rotch of Birmingham, Ala., as chairman. Rotch will continue in the practice of corporate law with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, a regional law firm with offices throughout the Southeast, in addition to his duties as chairman of the board.

National Cement Co. is a manufacturer of artificial portland cement and ready-mix concrete, serving markets in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, and Tennessee. Its physical operations include cement production in Alabama and California, cement distribution terminals in the Southeast, and more than 60 ready-mix batch plants across California, Georgia and Alabama.