Laticrete, a global manufacturer and leader of premium installation and finishing systems for the building industry, announced that Ryan Blair has been appointed to the position of Product Manager. Blair will report to Sean Boyle, director of marketing and product management, and will handle the company's tile and stone grout and sealant lines.

According to Boyle, "Ryan's background in product management combined with his experience in channel management at Laticrete will prove highly valuable in helping us bring innovative products to our grout and sealant lines."

Blair joined Laticrete in 2012 and has served as the Channel Manager for the company's Tile & Stone Installation and Care Systems, covering surface preparation, waterproofing, sound control, anti-fracture, adhesives, grouts, sealers and cleaners and shower system components.

Over the past two years, he developed a thorough understanding of the company's end contractors, distributor customers and product lines.