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 and his wife, Mrs. Lillian Rosenstock Rothberg. Company leadership throughout the past 65+ years has continued to drive innovation by providing globally proven construction solutions for the building industry.
LATICRETE offers a broad range of products and systems covering tile and stone installation, tile and stone care and maintenance, masonry installation and care, resinous and decorative flooring, concrete construction chemicals, and concrete restoration and care including the SUPERCAP® System.
LATICRETE has been committed to research and development of innovative installation products, building a reputation for superior quality, performance and customer service. LATICRETE methods, materials, and technology have been field and laboratory proven by Architects, Engineers, Contractors and Owners. Offering an array of low VOC and sustainable products, LATICRETE® products contribute to LEED certification, exceed commercial/residential VOC building requirements, and are backed by the most comprehensive warranties in the industry.
Meet the Team
David A. Rothberg, Chairman of the Board
David A. Rothberg, Chairman of LATICRETE International, Inc., holds a M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts.
Rothberg obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He has also completed courses at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Law School, and an advanced management program at the International Institute for Management Development (I.M.D.) in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Rothberg has been employed in the flooring industry full time since 1978, when he started in the laboratories of LATICRETE. Over the years, his responsibilities have included Scientist, Technical Service Representative, VP of Finance and Administration, and CEO.
His areas of focus as Chairman are guiding the Board of outside directors to maintain LATICRETE as a family owned and operated business and upholding the values of it’s founders to help make the world a better place.
Rothberg travels extensively, reinforcing Company values in over 100 countries. When not working, he is an avid cyclist, sea kayaker, and white-water canoeist. His expedition travels have taken him to the highest points on five continents, and by ski to the South Pole.
Rothberg is married to Attorney Nan M. Birdwhistell, former Mayor of Woodbridge, Connecticut. They have two sons; Daniel, a geologist, working at LATICRETE headquarters as a Product Manager, and Jason, a film script writer in Los Angeles.
Rothberg is a 25 year member of YPO, a global business organization.
He served on board of The Connecticut Business & Industry Association and on the Advisory Council of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), of Lander, WY., USA. NOLS is the leader in wilderness education.
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.
Faisal Saleem, President & COO, International Division
Faisal Saleem is President of LATICRETE International’s International Division, working 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 International in the year 2000.
He was one of the critical stakeholders who built, supported, and grew the MYK LATICRETE JV set up in India in the year 2000, he was responsible for the significant growth that resulted in four plants, 22 offices and the addition of more than 600 employees.
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.
Ron Nash, President, North American Division
Ron Nash is an innovative and uplifting leader, currently serving as the President and COO – North America of LATICRETE, a renowned company in the construction industry. With a passion for driving positive change, Ron has played a pivotal role in shaping LATICRETE's success.
Before assuming the role of President in July 2021, Ron demonstrated his exceptional capabilities as the SVP of Sales & Marketing, where he spearheaded sales, product development, and marketing operations. His visionary approach, end-to-end management of all sales activities, and architectural specification support in the North American markets have contributed to the company's continuous growth and adaptability.
Recognized for his unwavering commitment to nature, Ron is a naturalist at heart. In 1993, he earned a Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University, specializing in Botany/Plant Biology and Forestry. Ron's deep appreciation for the outdoors extends to his leadership philosophy, inspired by his participation in expeditions with the North American Outdoor Leadership School.
Within LATICRETE, Ron has received prestigious accolades, including the Captain Don Peak Award for Exceptional Leadership and the Timothy J. Alper Award for Outstanding Customer Service. His dedication to fostering strong relationships and driving customer satisfaction sets him apart as a true leader in the industry. Ron's expertise is also valued beyond his company's walls, as he actively serves on industry boards such as the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA).
A firm believer in continuous learning, Ron is a lifelong learner who consistently seeks new knowledge and experiences. In October 2021, he further enhanced his leadership skills by completing Yale's esteemed Global Leadership Executive Program, solidifying his expertise in navigating complex business landscapes.
Outside of his professional endeavors, Ron finds joy in his personal life. He resides in Ogden, Utah, alongside his wife and three daughters, cherishing the importance of family and balance.
Stuart Adendorff, CFO
Stuart Adendorff is CFO (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!