Atl Martinez, a 1992 Hastings College graduate who majored in art, is vice president and chief procurement officer for LafargeHolcim North America, where he is responsible for all procurement and category management in the United States and Canada, managing more than $3.7 billion and overseeing a team of 100 employees across the country. An accomplished business leader with more than 25 years of experience, Martinez places a strong emphasis on integrating e-business solutions, such as SAP and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), to significantly streamline operations, improve efficiencies and reduce costs.
Prior to the merger between Lafarge and Holcim in 2015, he worked for Holcim in a number of roles in which he was responsible for the procurement function as CPO, including category sourcing for fuel and energy requirements and introducing imports and alternative fuels. Throughout his 25-year career, Martinez has had the opportunity to work in different countries and cities. During his tenure at Cemex, Inc., he served in a variety of procurement and sourcing roles that took him to Houston, Texas; Cairo, Egypt; Caracas, Venezuela; and Madrid, Spain, from 1997 to 2005.
Throughout his career, Martinez has continued his professional development through management programs and e-business solutions training. He has also served as a speaker at professional meetings including the Consero, Sourcing Summit, Procure Con and CPO Summit.
Martinez was elected to the Hastings College Board of Trustees in 2021.