Patrick Millot named new CEO of Laticrete
The new CEO was appointed on 10 August following a long career with Saint-Gobain
Laticrete, a US-based multinational and a leading manufacturer of globally proven flooring solutions, appointed Patrick Millot as its new CEO on 10 August. He is the first outside manager to fill the position in the company’s 64 years of family management and takes over from David A. Rothberg, who continues as Chairman of the Board after 42 years in the family business.
Millot, who earned an engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris and holds master’s degrees in economics and international law, worked for 24 years at Saint-Gobain where he held roles of increasing responsibility: General Manager of the Reinforcement Division, then Vice President of corporate planning, strategy and finance of the High Performance Materials sector and President of the Ceramic division, and most recently serving as CEO of Abrasives and Composites Systems overseeing 12,300 employees from 88 sites in 30 countries.
The new CEO will now have the task of further leveraging Laticrete’s success factors, namely globalisation, product innovation and customer centricity. “I am certain that with his enormous experience, Patrick will be able to exploit Laticrete’s potential and ensure its necessary evolution. Together, we will ensure continuity of our culture and values built up over the years by our family, which will maintain 100% ownership,” commented Rothberg.
Millot will be supported by the existing leadership team: Edward Metcalf, Laticrete North America President and COO, and Erno de Bruijn, President and COO of Laticrete International Division.