Leadership

1800 Team Members, 100 Countries, 65 Years of Innovation, 7 Continents, 3 Generations, 1 Family

LATICRETE International, Inc. was founded in 1956 by the late Dr. Henry M. Rothberg (Z"L) and his wife, Mrs. Lillian Rosenstock Rothberg (Z"L). Company leadership over the past 65+ years has continued to drive innovation by providing globally proven construction solutions for the building industry.

LATICRETE believes in investing in technology, markets, and most importantly people.


Meet the LATICRETE Team

Patrick Millot, CEO of LATICRETE International, Inc.

PATRICK MILLOT, CEO

Patrick Millot joined LATICRETE International Inc. as CEO in August of 2020. Millot most recently served as CEO of Abrasives and Composites Systems at Saint-Gobain, a manufacturer of high-performance materials and building products. In this position, he led a division overseeing 12,300 employees from 88 sites in 30 countries. Before being promoted to Systems CEO, Millot served as President of the Ceramic division, and previously as Vice President of corporate planning, strategy and finance of the High Performance Materials sector. He started his 24-year career at Saint-Gobain in finance and strategy before being promoted to General Manager of the Reinforcement Division. 

He earned an engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, holds a master's in Economics, a LL. M. in International and European law and is a graduate from the Ecole Normale Supérieure.

He is married and has three sons.

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Faisal Saleem, President & COO of LATICRETE International division

Faisal Saleem, President & COO, International Division

Faisal Saleem is President of the International Division of LATICRETE International, Inc., based out of corporate headquarters in Bethany, CT. Saleem is responsible for the International P&L and market development activity of the division. His responsibilities include Organizational development, Strategic planning, Leadership development, M&A, and expansion into new geographic locations.

Originally from India, Saleem worked for a Laticrete distributor in Saudi Arabia before joining LATICRETE. He was one of the critical stakeholders who built, supported, and grew the MYK LATICRETE JV set up in India in the year 2000, and was responsible for the significant growth that resulted in four plants, 22 offices and the addition of more than 600 employees.

Along with his wife, he relocated to United States in 2006 and since then has held several positions at LATICRETE HQ, from Director International Technical Services to Sr. Director International business development. Most recently as Vice President of the International Division, he was a key player and instrumental in growing LATICRETE from four to 17 operating companies worldwide.

In addition to serving as President & COO of the LATICRETE International Division, he also sits on the Board of Directors of several LATICRETE companies across the globe and is a member of YPO, a global business organization 

Saleem graduated from Osmania University in Civil Engineering and attended the General Management Program at Harvard Business School. 

He resides in Cheshire, CT with his wife Nusheen and sons Daniyal and Danish. Personal interests include reading, traveling and cricket.

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Ron Nash, President and COO of LATICRETE North America

Ron Nash, President, North American Division

Before being named President in July 2021, Ron Nash was the Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing and was responsible for sales, product development, and marketing operations, including end-to-end management of all sales activities and architectural specification support in the North American markets. He has been involved with and continues to focus on key M&A and strategic development at LATICRETE in order to foster strategic reseller relationships and ensure flexibility in response to an increasingly demanding marketplace. 

Nash is a naturalist; in 1993, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University, where he studied Botany/Plant Biology and Forestry. Today he uses that experience as LATICRETE extends its leadership in the environmental stewardship to improve the built world and those who live in it. 

He is passionate about leadership development and has participated in multiple expeditions with the North American Outdoor Leadership School as well as various programs for leadership development. Nash has been recognized at LATICRETE, receiving the Captain Don Peak award for Exceptional Leadership as well as the Timothy J. Alper award for Outstanding Customer Service. He also serves on industry boards including the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA). 

He’s a life-long learner. To continue his education and advance his leadership experience, Nash will complete the Global Leadership Executive Program at Yale in October 2021. 

Ron is first and foremost a husband of 21 years, a father to three beautiful daughters, and a friend to all. 

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Janet N. Brunwin, CFO of LATICRETE

Stuart Adendorff, CFO

Stuart Adendorff is the Chief Financial Officer of LATICRETE International, Inc. He is responsible for overall financial management of LATICRETE including financial reporting, compliance, treasury, tax, risk management and IT.

Stuart comes as an accomplished CFO with over 30 years of experience in global family businesses, public companies and private-equity owned firms in manufacturing environments. Before joining LATICRETE, he was the CFO for Plastic Industries in Nashua, NH. He previously assumed key financial responsibilities within Pfizer, United Technologies, HJ Baker & Bro and LBB Specialties. 

Stuart was born in South Africa and started his career as a fighter pilot. He holds an MBA (Columbia), a Master of Accounting Science (South Africa) and is a CPA (Inactive).

Stuart lives in Southington, Connecticut with his wife Mandy. They have two daughters. In his leisure time, he enjoys flying airplanes! 

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Daniel C. Lu, Sr. Vice President of Special Projects at LATICRETE

Daniel C. Lu, Sr. Vice President, Special Projects

Daniel C. Lu, Senior Vice President of Special Projects attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and received his Bachelor of Science degree in geology and chemistry.

Since joining the Technical Staff of LATICRETE® International, Inc. in 1975, he has worked extensively in the areas of New Product Development, Field Technical Services and Architectural Specifications.

Lu was instrumental in the development of the first commercially successful Modified Epoxy Emulsion Mortar/Grout LATAPOXY® 210.

His development work also included a Liquid Applied Membrane which pioneered waterproof ceramic tile installations with load bearing and anti-fracture capabilities (LATICRETE® 9235).

Lu has served on several tile/construction industry technical committees, including ones conducted under the auspices of MMSA and CSA.

His personal interests include camping, fishing and rock collecting in the areas around Bethany, Connecticut where he makes his home.

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Eddy Bonucelli, Regional Director of Europe

Eddy Bonucelli, Regional Director of Europe

Eddy Bonucelli is the Regional Director of Europe for LATICRETE. He is responsible for overall management of the European region, including sales, product development, production, import/export, and marketing activity. He has been involved with various acquisition and expansion activities for LATICRETE, most recently with the acquisition and integration of Benfer in Italy.

An accomplished business leader, Eddy has over 25 years of experience in the construction materials industry. He is well versed in global business and building teams from the ground up.
 
Eddy had been with LATICRETE from 1996 to 2002 and after a long career with other companies in the industry, he re-joined the LATICRETE family again in 2015.

Currently Eddy lives in a beautiful seaside town in Tuscany, Italy with his wife. They have two sons. For fun, he enjoys cycling, gardening and enjoy Italian wine!

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