MAPEI recently announced that Jennifer Diliberto Riquelme, senior development chemist, has received a 2021 Rock Star award from Coverings. The Coverings Rock Star award is an Emerging Leaders Program that honors young talent in the tile and stone industry.

A graduate of the University of Miami, Diliberto Riquelme specializes in color development in MAPEI’s Research and Development laboratories. During her 10 years at MAPEI, she has managed all of the color development of the CQ aggregates that are instrumental to the Flexcolor CQ, Kerapoxy CQ, and Kerapoxy IEG CQ lines of grout. She also performed the original color development work for the Elastocolor line. She worked to bring Ultracolor Plus FA and Ultracolor Plus MAX to the market, as well as Keracolor S and Keracolor U. She also manages the color development for the matching sealants, Keracaulk S, Keracaulk U, and Mapesil T Plus.

The Rock Star winners were recognized at a recent awards reception during Coverings 2021. The honorees received gift cards and were honored with an onsite luncheon.

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