Learning the correct way to select the proper coatings or systems for your customer is vital to becoming a successful flooring contractor. Rock-Tred has created a training program with both hands-on and classroom segments. The interactive design of the class gives flooring installers from around the world the opportunity to network with one another.

From surface preparation all the way to how to job cost a project, there is not a more comprehensive training program than Rock-Tred Institute.








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  • Chris O'Brien

    Chris O'Brien

    / CEO & President

    During the last 20 years, Chris O'Brien has worked with specification writers, architects, building consultants, general contractors, facility managers, home and business owners to design and execute coating and topping projects that beautify and protect. He holds patents on both processes and equipment, has authored articles for numerous magazines, served on the board of directors for several profit and non-profit corporations, and is actively engaged in the manufacturing, marketing and sales of specialty coatings all across the United States.


  • Michael Lenk

    Mike Lenk

    / VP of Sales & Sales Manager

    Mike joined the Rock-Tred team in February of 2011 as Vice President of Sales. Previously, he was the National Sales Manager for another polymer manufacturer covering the U.S. and Canada for 6 years. Mike was a previous owner of an epoxy flooring contractor company for several years prior to getting into product distribution. He has his B.S. Degree from Indiana State University in Business Management. Mike has been involved in the epoxy flooring industry since 1996.


  • Erik Sebby

    Erik Sebby

    / General Manager

    Erik has been in the polymer coatings industry for over 10 years. He has worked as a field sales representative specifying, selling and managing installations of fluid applied flooring and wall systems across industries and in a wide variety of job site environments. Erik brings his experience tailoring flooring systems to meet job specific needs and preparing difficult substrates to share with Rock-Tred customers. Erik has a BS from Western Illinois University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. Erik is available to assist our contractors and architects with product recommendations and specification writing.




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