LATICRETE has announced the appointment of Robert Chambers to the Architectural Products Division sales team and Jason P. Smith as International Manager, Europe.
Chambers will be functioning as a Customer Sales Representative working directly with LATICRETE customers in the Houston area. Chambers will report directly to Jimmy Archer, Jr., Regional Sales Manager for LATICRETE Texas.
Chambers comes to LATICRETE with 15 years of tile & stone industry experience, most recently working for one of the largest tile and stone contractors in Houston.
"We are excited to add Robert to our staff," stated Archer. "He was directly involved with some of the largest projects in Houston, in recent years, and has a vast knowledge of tile, stone and setting materials, as well as today's most appropriate applications and methods. Robert will play a key role in continuing to develop our contractor and MVP (Most Valued Partner) base in Houston."
Smith, a seasoned professional with more than two decades of experience within the ceramic tile adhesive industry in the UK, will be working out of the LATICRETE UK headquarters in London.
Prior to joining LATICRETE, Smith's industry involvement included previous roles as Southern Regional Manager for BAL, National Brand Development Manager for Dunlop Adhesives and National Business Development Manager for Nicholls & Clarke Group. He will be reporting directly to Faisal Saleem, LATICRETE Senior Director, International Business Development.
According to Smith, "Our European division has a strong agenda to address. In particular, we intend to increase market share in areas where we have ongoing work…and, create new business opportunities where LATICRETE has yet to have presence."
"We're excited to have a true professional like Jason on board," stated Saleem. "In particular, he will be calling on key decision-makers in the UK who influence construction activities. We are optimistic that he will provide the leadership we need to reach our goals."