Rockheads Group Announces New Hire: Industry Veteran Rich Katzmann as Executive Director

The Rockheads Group (RHG), a countertop industry buying and best practices group, announced the addition of Rich Katzmann to its executive team effective Feb 1. Katzmann will utilize 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.

The growth and success of the group has allowed it to add to 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 5 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,” says 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,” says 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 or call 815-210-1006.

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