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Rockheads Group Hires Industry Veteran Rich Katzmann As New Executive Director

As executive director, Katzmann will be responsible for all aspects of the group while focusing on enhancing member and vendor value.

The Rockheads Group (RHG), the countertop industry’s leading buying and best practices group, announced the addition of Rich Katzmann to its executive team effective February 1. Katzmann will use his business and industry experience that spans more than 30 years to lead RHG into a rapid-growth phase as the group continues to leverage its combined buying power of more than $1 billion, best-in-class fabricator members and the industry’s most comprehensive benchmarking process.

Rich Katzmann Rockheads Group Executive Director
Rich Katzmann, Rockheads Group executive director

The growth and success of the group has allowed it to beef up its executive team and hire Katzmann as a fully dedicated employee. His previous accomplishments, plus his vision for the group, are consistent with what the members and vendors deserve, and RHG owners require. Katzmann, previously President of Laser Products and Founder/CEO of Stone Services Group, will immediately focus on reaching out to all members and vendors to gather strategic information.

“I’ve known Rich for more than five years, and he is the perfect executive to lead the Rockheads into the next phase of our strategic plan by aggressively adding new members to leverage our buying power, while simultaneously directing more revenue to our supplier partners,” said Jon Kaplan, owner and director of Rockheads Group. “Rich will also continue to add to our member programs, such as our industry’s most comprehensive benchmarking studies and best practice sharing. His experience delivering high-quality, on-time services is unmatched.”

“Jumping on this opportunity was a no-brainer for me after speaking with the owners and many members of the group,” said Katzmann. “My experience working with the Rockheads, fabricators, vendors and industry associations will be easily leveraged to service this elite group of companies. I have a deep understanding of the advantages that the Rockheads offers its members, and I have innovative ideas for enhancements to the group.”

For more information about the Rockheads Group, visit www.rockheadsusa.com.

About the Rockheads Group

Founded in 2004, the Rockheads Group (RHG) is a private network of surfacing industry entrepreneurs dedicated to leadership, best practices, and financial health within the North American countertop industry. RHG leverages its premier buying power to negotiate and offer exclusive savings and private-label opportunities to its membership. RHG organizes multiple shop tours and facilitates peer sharing meetings throughout the year. RHG is highly engaged in analyzing and sharing advanced fabrication and installation techniques, financial benchmarks, performance issues and opportunities, and much more. For more information visit www.rockheadsusa.com.

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