James Bateman Vice President of Terrazzo Division

Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies Promotes James Bateman to Vice President – Terrazzo Division

 

WHEELING, Illinois – Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies, one of the country’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of Terrazzo & Stone, has promoted James Bateman to Vice President – Terrazzo Division.  Steve Murray, President/COO, has said its “A great day for T&M and Terroxy! James has been foundational to our success and his vision as a business leader will position us to continue to grow and create opportunities for our Employee Owners to thrive.”

James arrives as Vice President following 18 years of service at Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies.  Starting in March of 2002 as a member of the Terrazzo Customer Service team, James excelled in all areas of his responsibilities and showcased a strong work ethic. Gaining the trust of his colleagues and clients, James was then promoted to Terrazzo Customer Service Manager.  Managing this team gave James insight on industry trends and allowed a deeper understanding of his clients and their needs.

In 2008 James was promoted to West Coast Terrazzo Manager, tasked to lead and support the expansion of West Coast operations. Following 3 successful years of managing the West Coast Team, James was promoted to Terrazzo Division Manager back at Headquarters in Wheeling, IL.

James Bateman has shared that “Terrazzo & Marble Supply (T&M) was my first real job out of college. At the time I didn’t even know what terrazzo was. It wasn’t long after that I found myself checking out every floor I came across. When I did stumble upon a terrazzo floor, I’d analyze all aspects of the floor; what aggregate was used, the aggregate consolidation, what type of divider strip, etc. etc. It truly became a passion of mine that continues to grow every day.”

“The thing I’ve enjoyed the most during my time at T&M are the relationships I’ve developed with our customers, vendors and fellow Employee Owners. T&M has a great family culture that I’m proud to be a part of. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank my coworkers for their hard work & continued support, I wouldn’t be in the position that I’m in today without their efforts.”

James holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Management from Arizona State University and is happily married with both a son (AJ) and a daughter (Riley). Hobbies include being an avid Chicago Sports enthusiast, supporting the Bears, Bulls, Sox, Hawks, Devils & being a Terrazzo Dog 4 Life!

About Terrazzo & Marble

Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies began over 75 years ago with a simple notion, to provide our customers with the highest quality products and unmatched customer service. Through dedication, passion & hard work Terrazzo & Marble has established itself as the country’s elite supplier and distributor of the most beautiful terrazzo imaginable.

As a 100% Employee Owned company, we take great pride in our business and place the highest value on customer relationships. Our commitment to quality products and service will continue to be a focus as a growing, innovative and trustworthy company.

 

 

 

A Word From Jody Rotondo

My Friends,

It gives me great pleasure to share with you some very exciting news regarding Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies. On February 1st, 2016 T&M officially became 100% employee owned, providing us the framework of success for generations to come. Our transition to 100% ESOP is just the latest chapter in our remarkable story that began over 75 years ago. Our ESOP journey began in 1997 when I was investigating ways to ensure my mother a stable future in her advancing age. I saw this plan as a unique long term option for my family’s legacy by offering a 30% share of T&M’s stock to our employees. My vision was to join the ranks of many other great companies that shared the same goal of one day becoming 100% employee owned.

The most common question asked over the past two weeks has been – What does this mean for Jody Rotondo? It’s an honor to say that I will be performing the same duties as I have in the past, to help guide an already experienced management team into new and exciting directions, while maintaining our same principles that got us to where we are today. My passion in life is to make this company stronger every day and to provide the best products and customer service the industry has to offer. It brings me great comfort knowing that the company I grew up loving is in the very best hands, our wonderful employee owners.

I would like to take this opportunity to mention that this day could not be made possible without the likes of some great individuals, which I truly feel built the foundation of this wonderful company. I would like to give praise to those of: Joe Neitlich, Bill Byers, Jerry Beckley, Willie Schneider and most of all, my father John Rotondo, who taught me to always strive to be the best you can be for yourself and our company.

In closing, our employee owners would like to welcome any questions you may have as we strive together to make this company and community stronger each and every day. Thank you for everything you have done to make T&M the company we are today and most importantly, thank you in advance for all the support in our exciting new future.

 

Best Personal Regards,

Jody Rotondo

 

 

 

 

Jody Rotondo                                                                                                                                               CEO & Chairman of the Board                                                                                                               Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies

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