Sunstate Cement is continuously innovating and investing in its products and services to ensure it provides a seamless customer experience. As one of Australia’'s leading manufacturers and suppliers of high-quality cement products, Sunstate Cement has recently completed an $85-million expansion program, dramatically increasing the company’'s capability to supply bulk and bagged cement product to 1.5 million tonnes per year.

Rajeev Ramankutty, General Manager of Sunstate Cement, spoke to The CEO Magazine about the company'’s dedication to innovation, its loyal team of longstanding employees and other stakeholders, and its focus on value-addition.

The CEO Magazine: What led you to become general manager of Sunstate Cement?

Rajeev: I have been working in the building materials sector for the past 16 years with a large multinational company in different parts of the world. I decided to come back to Australia for family reasons and jumped at the opportunity to come to Sunstate because I tremendously enjoyed working in this sector. Additionally, after many years with an MNC, I wanted to work in a smaller business where I had the opportunity to make a difference to all the stakeholders in the business— from our employee teams to our customers, suppliers, and everyone else involved. That was really the primary reason.