David Rothberg, chairman and CEO of Laticrete, has been selected as a finalist for an Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Award in the New York region. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs excelling in innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their business and community.

New York region winners will be announced at a gala event on June 12. Winners will be considered for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition in the fall.

"Rothberg has successfully navigated the transition from the first to second generation while retaining the core values that enabled Laticrete to grow to a global player in construction materials,” says Edward Metcalf, North America president and COO. “Building on the work of the founders, Rothberg is actively engaged in paving the way for the third generation.”

“Rothberg’s vision, along with his business and financial acumen, have been crucial to maintaining a focus on innovation that has resulted in drastic improvements in quality, durability, productivity and worker safety on job sites all around the globe,” Metcalf adds. “Commitment to community service and social action have also been hallmarks of Rothberg’s tenure, setting an example for all Laticrete team members.”

Founded and produced by Ernst and Young, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the U.S. by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Since its inception, EY has been at the forefront of identifying game-changing business leaders and celebrating American ingenuity.