Each fallD&B Tile hosts a group of design professionals to a tour of theAtlas Concorde plant in Bologna, Italy. Last month, in anticipation of this year’s trip, we renewed relationships with more than a dozen design professionals during a retreat September 16-20 at theSouth Seas Plantation in Captiva, FL.
Attendees arrived Thursday evening and were treated to a cocktail party. Friday featured a presentation by Luca Zagatti, Southeast Regional Representative for Atlas Concorde. Luca introduced a new line of tiles by Atlas and were featured recently in Bologna, Italy at CERSAIE, the largest tile show in the world. He also provided an update on the new Atlas Concorde plant under construction in Franklin, TN and presented recently released marketing materials by Atlas.
D&B TileVice PresidentRudy Llerena and Dennis Mclennand, Commercial Sales & Technical Director gave a presentation to the architects and designers detailing how D&B Tile tracksproducts we specify and what kind of support they can expect from the company. Following the presentations, the group split up and went on a scavenger hunt with golf carts.
Remaining D&B Tiledirectors arrived Friday evening for a board meeting Saturday and Sunday. Many of the architects and designers accepted invitations to remain at the resort for the remainder of the weekend. A good time was had by all and many old friendships were refreshed.
“Awesome time at the scavenger hunt. ;-)”
Tammy O'Rourke, ASID, IIDA, LEED® AP Glidden Spina & Partners
“Our sincere thanks as well to the D&B Tileteam- it was great to meet the new people in my region and surrounding areas. Stuart and I enjoyed the whole event- from product and management learning’s to meals and conversation to pure relaxation. The Island Retreat really brightened my outlook. Best wishes for easy specifications, miraculous installations and a successful Q4 to all!”
Lorraine Masch, LEED® AP I Design Director
The Gettys Group
“Thank you to Luca, Harold, Rudy and all of the D&B team! Great seeing everyone and catching up!
President, Expressive Designs, Inc.
“Thank all of you for a fun weekend and a break from the office.”
Charles A. Michelson, AlA, LEED AP Principal
Saltz Michelson Architects