Leadership

1 500 membres d’équipe, 100 pays, 60 années d’innovation, 7 continents, 3 générations, 1 famille


LATICRETE® International, Inc. a été fondée par le défunt Dr. Henry M. Rothberg en 1956. Le leadership au cours des 60 dernières années a continueé de mener l’innovation en fournissant à l’industrie de la construction des matériaux et une technologie de mortier-colle qui ont donné à LATICRETE sa réputation de leader dans l’industrie.













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David A. Rothberg, Chairman/CEO

David A. Rothberg, Chairman and CEO 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 building chemicals industry full time since 1978, when he started in the laboratories of LATICRETE. Over the years, his responsibilities have included Research Scientist, Production Engineer, Technical Service Representative, and Vice President of Finance and Administration.

As CEO of LATICRETE, Rothberg travels extensively, supporting customers and company operations 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 in LATICRETE’s International Division, and Jason, working in the film industry in Los Angeles.

Rothberg is a 20 plus 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.

M. Erno de Bruijn, Président & COO, division internationale

M. Erno de Bruijn est président de la division internationale chez LATICRETE International, il travaille depuis les sièges sociaux corporatifs à Bethany, Connecticut.

Il est diplômé de la Leiden University Law School aux Pays-Bas, et il a participé au programme de développement de gestion à la Harvard Business School.

Né aux Pays-Bas, Erno a occupé des postes en Floride, Honduras et Pologne en travaillant pour une entreprise néerlandaise multinationale de distribution de produits chimiques avant de venir chez LATICRETE.

Au cours des années, Erno a travaillé pour LATICRETE International sur plusieurs postes. Dans son poste de directeur régional pour le Moyen-Orient, il a lancé les opérations de l'entreprise à Dubaï, aux Émirats Arabes-Unis. Avec sa famille, il a déménagé aux États-Unis, et il a travaillé comme directeur d’usine aux installations de production principale de LATICRETE à Bethany, Connecticut et il a par la suite été promu à son poste actuel. Erno parle l'anglais, le néerlandais, l’allemand et l'espagnol.

Il demeure à Westport, Connecticut, avec sa femme Lauren et leurs deux filles. Ses intérêts personnels incluent la pêche à la mouche et le rugby.

M. Edward D. Metcalf, Président & COO, division Amérique du Nord

M. Edward D. Metcalf a rejoint LATICRETE comme représentant technique pour la Californie du sud en 1985. Après avoir accepté le rôle de directeur des ventes régionales en 1993, il a déménagé avec sa famille près des sièges sociaux corporatifs de LATICRETE à Bethany, au Connectitut.

Depuis qu’il a joint l’équipe corporative LATICRETE, M. Metcalf a servi dans des postes de plus en plus importants supervisant les ventes, le marketing, les services techniques, les opérations, la R&D et les ressources humaines terminant par sa nomination comme Président/Cadre principal des opérations pour la division Amérique du Nord en 2016.

Faire croître une équipe de moins de 100 employés à plus de 500 tout en restant attaché aux valeurs de vision de l'entreprise a exigé des changements majeurs dans la mise au point technologique, la formation et les communications. Ces changements restent l'attention principale des efforts de Metcalf chez LATICRETE et ils sont accentués, en général par ses expériences antérieures chez LATICRETE et dans l’industrie de la construction.

Natif de la Californie, M. Metcalf a obtenu un diplôme en économie de l’université de l’État de la Californie, San Diego, et il a servi sur divers conseils d’industriels. Ses intérêts personnels incluent le golf, le vélo et la randonnée.

Mme Janet Brunwin, CFO

Mme Janet N. Brunwin est vice-présidente des finances chez LATICRETE International, Inc. Elle est responsable de la gestion générale des finances chez LATICRETE, incluant les rapports financiers, la conformité, la trésorerie, les impôts, la gestion des risques et l'informatique.

Mme Brunwin possède une grande expérience en comptabilité et en fabrication. Experte-comptable certifiée, elle a commencé sa carrière comme expert-comptable chez Ernst & Young et, par la suite, a tenu des postes de gestions d’une responsabilité plus grande chez Selectro Corporation, Kraft Foods et Reflexite Corporation.

Avant de joindre LATICRETE, elle a tenu le poste de directrice financière pour Brady Corporation, supervisant plusieurs divisions en Amérique du Nord. Mme Brunwin a rejoint LATICRETE en 2002 comme contrôleur, elle a été promue comme directrice des finances en 2008, directrice principale des finances et des ressources humaines en 2011, et elle a été nommé vice-présidence des finances en 2014.

Mme Brunwin a obtenue une licence en comptabilité financière, et elle a obtenu un MBA de l’université de New Haven. Elle est membre de l’AICPA, CSCPA, Institut des exécutifs financiers et du Connecticut Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Elle demeure avec sa famille à Bethany, Connecticut. Mme Brunwin est trésorière du Woodbridge Soccer Club et secrétaire du Bethany Lions Club. De 2007 à 2013, elle a siégé au conseil des finances pour la ville de Bethany et en 2014, elle a été nommée Citoyenne Bethany de l'année. Elle est impliquée dans plusieurs événements et activités communautaires. Ses intérêts personnels incluent la musique, les antiquités, et les activités en extérieur, comme le camping, le canoë et la randonnée.

M. Daniel C. Lu, Vice-président directeur, Projets spéciaux

M. Daniel C. Lu, Vice-président directeur des projets spéciaux a suivi des cours à l’université du Michigan, à Ann Arbor, au Michigan et il a obtenu une licence en science de géologie et chimie.

Depuis qu’il a rejoint l’équipe technique de LATICRETE® International, Inc. en 1975, il a travaillé intensivement dans les zones du développement de nouveaux produits, des services techniques sur le chantier et des spécifications architecturales.

Lu a été essentiel dans le développement du premier coulis/mortier à émulsion d’époxy modifié commercialement réussi LATAPOXY® 210.

Son travail de développement inclus également une membrane appliquée liquide tout en étant le premier à développer des poses de carrelage en céramique étanches avec des possibilités de portance de charge et d’anti-fractures (LATICRETE® 9235).

Lu a servi sur plusieurs comités techniques de l’industrie de la construction et du carrelage, incluant ceux menés sous les auspices du MMSA et CSA.

Ses intérêts personnels incluent le camping, la pêche et la collecte de roches dans les environs de Bethany, Connecticut, où il réside.

Conseils d’administration de LATICRETE®

M. David A. Rothberg – Président
M. Albert Canosa
M. Bernard Gustin
M. Mark Levy
M. Stephen Merkel
Mme Doris Zelinsky

Doris Zelinsky

Doris Zelinsky has a 35-year career within US-based manufacturing and sales companies. She has worked with family owners, private equity and public companies. Ms. Zelinsky's "origins" are in manufacturing. During the last two decades, she has expanded her skills to full P&L responsibility, including general management, strategy, sales and marketing.

After completing her BA in economics at Yale and an MPA at Princeton, she joined the Lender’s Bagel Bakery and designed new technologies and plants to support their growth. At Lender's, she worked side-by-side with family leadership for six years, where she directed all operations, manufacturing, R&D, Q A, engineering, construction, supply chain and customer management. Lender’s grew revenues tenfold during her tenure. From there, she spent nine years with Kraft Foods, also in leadership positions.

During the last eight years, she has been an active board member of several manufacturing companies, as well as a management consultant. She currently serves on the Board of YUM Restaurants of Puerto Rico, and is an adviser to a 1,700 store chain in the US and Canada.

In addition, Ms. Zelinsky serves as both board member and as consultant to a portfolio of US companies in consumer products and food manufacturing equipment.

As a passionate volunteer, Ms. Zelinsky has served as the founder and president of Greater New Haven Holocaust Memory, responsible for maintaining the first Holocaust Memorial built in the United States on public land. She is the executive producer of "People Forget...New Haven Remembers", an award winning documentary that reinforces this "first in our country”, memorial’s timely and compelling message of tolerance.

Ms. Zelinsky resides in New Haven and Branford Connecticut with her spouse, Law Professor Edward Zelinsky. They have raised four children in Connecticut, where as a family, they actively enjoy New England's summer sailing and winter skiing sports.

Albert Canosa

Albert A. Canosa served as President, CEO and Director of Raytech Corporation from 1998 to 2004 and brings a diverse array of experience, skills and qualities to the corporate decision-making process. Raytech Corporation, a New York Stock Exchange corporation, is an international leader within the vehicular power transmission applications for the automotive, heavy duty OEM and aftermarket market segments.

As CEO of Raytech, Mr. Canosa piloted the company through a 12-year asbestos-related bankruptcy process and led the company to emerge as a financially healthy, viable, respected, and market-leading competitor worldwide. He generated the highest performance of Raytech with equity increase of 72% and the highest pretax performance level to date. Under Mr. Canosa’s leadership, all Raytech manufacturing plants received their QS or ISO 9000 certification and the company received Q1 status from Ford and Partnership status with Deere.

Mr. Canosa’s experience includes 12 years as a Chief Financial Officer, as well as more than 30 years of excellent performance in diverse disciplines, such as tax, SEC reporting, shareholder relations, treasury, short- and long-range planning, financial analysis, acquisitions/divestitures, auditing, corporate structure, turnaround programs, asset management, debt reduction and employee relations.

Raytech operated in a mature industry with no opportunity for price increases and yet it generated a compound annual growth rate in pretax earnings of 17% for 11 years straight with Mr. Canosa’s direction. He has demonstrated leadership, integrity and management qualities that are respected by peers, competitors, customers and associates.

Mr. Canosa previously served as Chairman of the Private School Board and Chairman of St. Mary Church Council. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Marlin Firearms Company, the United Way of Branford and is a Trustee of Quinnipiac University. He is currently Director & Chairman of the Audit Committee of Tasker Products. Mr. Canosa received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. Mr. Canosa resides in Branford with his wife Sharon and his son Adam.

Volker Weidmann

Volker Weidmann a rejoint Laticrete avec 28 ans d’expérience, y compris comme directeur-chef de Hermann Otto GmbH à Fridolfing, Allemagnedurant les dernières 20 années. Ayant travaillé fortement dans les ventes, la R&D, le soutien aux applications, le marketing et la valorisation de la marque, Volker apporte des connaissances étendues des pratiques et matériaux de l’industrie de la construction. Il a été nommé président de l’Association industrielle allemande des fabricants de scellants (IVD).

Volker a mérité une maîtrise en chimie organique et un doctorat en sciences techniques de l’Université Technique à Graz, Autriche.

Dans ses temps libres, Volker aime la musique (écouter, composer et jouer), la chasse, la lecture et faire la collection de livres.

Nous avons hâte de travailler avec Stephan et Volker et que leurs contributions améliorent les vies de nos employés et de nos partenaires. Je suis confiant que Stephan et Volker seront des atouts précieux pour le Conseil administratif de Laticrete.

Mark Levy

Mark S. Levy has dedicated his career to the fire alarm and early detection industry, overseeing the growth of both Fire-Lite Alarms Inc. (which was founded by his father Herbert in the 1940's) and NOTIFIER.

Mark received his BS in Business Administration from the University of Denver in 1970. Upon graduation, he took over Fire-Lite Alarms Inc., where he already had 10 years’ experience working with his grandfather and his father in various roles within the company. Mark set goals, objectives and marketing strategies that guided the company on a path of modernization and future growth. In addition, he recruited the industry's best engineers to develop and expand the company's product line. In 1984, Mark recognized another great opportunity to grow the business when he sold Fire-Lite to the Pittway Corporation of Chicago, Illinois. He remained as president of Fire-Lite Alarms Inc., and in 1987 was named president of NOTIFIER as well, another company acquired by Pittway. Today, both companies are part of Honeywell International's Fire Solutions Group and among the world's leading manufacturers of commercial fire detection systems.

Promoted to President of Honeywell International’s Fire Solutions Group in 2000, Mark oversaw five global systems brands - Fire-Lite, NOTIFIER, FCI, Gamewell and Silent Knight, as well as the detector and device businesses – System Sensor and KAC, which are the world leaders in their markets. The Fire Solutions Group employs over 3,000 people globally.

Among his achievements throughout his career, Mark was recognized by the Connecticut District Export Council in 1998 with the "Connecticut Exporter of the Year Award". He received the Honeywell Hero Award for outstanding achievement in September 2001. He is also active on the Board of the University of New Haven, currently as the Chairman of the Finance Committee; and former Board Chairman of the Easter Seal Goodwill Rehabilitation Center in New Haven.

Stephan Liozu

Stephan Liozu comes to Laticrete with more than 23 years of experience with several multinational building product companies. He has expertise in the manufacturing and distribution practices of our industry, his forte is customer value management, and recent accomplishments include coaching, consulting and training for large global industrial companies. Stephan has published six books, 4 e-books, a combination of 40 academic and practitioner papers, and has presented at over 45 conferences.

Stephan received a master's degree in business administration from Cleveland State University and a doctoral degree in management from Case Western Reserve University. He is a native of France.

Dr. Liozu resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his son, Lorenzo. He loves working out and watching rugby.

Stephen Merkel

Steve is a Senior Executive with proven leadership, performance and 18 years of international and domestic profit and loss responsibility. He has had an exceptional track record for sales and profit growth, acquiring, integrating and divesting companies worldwide, leading a major turnaround and rejuvenating a stagnant business. As head of Loctite’s Global Industrial business, he increased sales 48% and operating profit 71% in a five year period. Over a 12 year period, he has had a CAGR of 11% in sales and 16% in operating profits. As one of four new directors to turn around NYSE Sturm Ruger, market cap increased more than threefold during his four year tenure.

His customer and distribution experience has included multi-national industrial companies, retailers and dozens of distribution channels including industrial, automotive aftermarket, consumer, electronics, aerospace, jan san, hardware, HVAC, plumbing, pest, food service, paper, hospitality, fire arms, OE service parts, telecommunications, specialty water, farm and agriculture.

He has been adept at consistently improving the value offering and gross margins throughout his career by testing price elasticity, re-engineering products, outsourcing, improving productivity, new product introduction, licensing, acquisition and pricing to value, not cost.

He has acquired and integrated 13 private and public companies across 22 countries. He has also divested two companies including one that required a very detailed separation of shared services and markets.

Steve has successfully managed through natural disaster, wild inflation, catastrophic loss of facilities, major integrations, divestitures, a hostile takeover, a turnaround, fraud and financial uncertainty. As a result, he keenly understands the importance of focusing on what a company does best, where it does best and restructuring the business focus for rapid improvement.

Previous to his 18 years of operating experience, Steve was appointed Assistant to the Chairman of a Fortune 500 NYSE Specialty Chemical Company responsible for Mergers and Acquisitions. Prior to this, he held a number of Sales Management positions focusing on customer needs and accelerated growth.

He has served on NYSE, private and not-for-profit boards and currently advises a number of privately held businesses.

Steve has attended Executive Programs at IMD in Switzerland and AMOS Tuck School at Dartmouth. He also holds a Masters in Marketing and Finance from Clarkson School of Management and a BS in Management from Clarkson University.