DORAL, FL -- Mediterranea, a leading designer and manufacturer of American-made porcelain tile, recently announced Paolo Fraticelli as the newest member of its sales force, assuming the role of western states sales manager. In his new role, Fraticelli will be based in Los Angeles, CA, and will be supporting Mediterranea’s existing distribution customers while also driving new business development.

A veteran of the tile industry, Fraticelli previously served as Western region sales and business development manager at Iris U.S. -- like Mediterranea, a subsidiary of StonePeak Ceramics and member of the Iris Ceramica Group. Prior to that, he worked five years in Brazil as general manager of Gardenia Orchidea’s Brazilian subsidiary.

“We are thrilled to add Paolo to the Mediterranea team,” said George Larrazabal, Mediterranea’s national vice president of sales. “Paolo understands the needs of our distribution and commercial customers, and will fill a vital role in expanding the Mediterranea brand throughout the western U.S.”