MIA and BSI Announce 2017 Board Presidents

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From top to bottom: Jon Lancto, Daniel Wood, and the 2017 MIA+BSI Board of Directors. 



Oberlin, OH and Chestertown, NY, February 14, 2016—Jon Lancto (Big Fish Consulting) and Daniel Wood (Lurvey Landscape Supply) have been named 2017 MIA and BSI Presidents. Together they will govern the 2017 MIA+BSI Board of Directors and oversee the second year of the joint venture of MIA and BSI.

Wood commented: “I am eager to serve the Building Stone Institute in its second year of coming together with MIA. Looking forward, the combined association has so much value and opportunity to offer the membership and the natural stone industry. I have been extremely impressed with the passion and commitment to excellence within both organizations, as well as our combined commitment to make this the best natural stone organization in the world.”

Lancto echoed these statements, saying: “During the upcoming year, we will guide our combined association to further its efforts to educate not just our members but also the design community about the benefits of using natural stone. Staying true to our mission, we will advocate for the design community to understand the benefits and design possibilities of natural stone and give them the advantage of specifying the most beautiful material money can buy.”

The 2017 MIA+BSI Board of Directors includes: Bruce Knaphus (KEPCO+), Robert Barnes III (Dee Brown, Inc.), Rob Teel (Continental Quarries), Ali Kader (EGY-MAR), Dacia Woodworth (Materials Marketing), Greg Osterhout (Northern Stone Supply), Aaron Hicken (Delta Stone Products), Jesus Gonzalez (WBT De Mexico SA De CV), David Castellucci (Kenneth Castellucci & Associates), Joshua Levinson (Artistic Tile), Daniel Wood (Lurvey Landscape Supply), Kent Barnow (U.S. Stone Industries), Brenda Edwards (TexaStone Quarries), Bernie Van Etten III (Murphy Marble Co.), Jon Lancto (Big Fish Consulting), Bob Zavagno (Cleveland Marble Mosaic Co.), David Carnevale (Carnevale & Lohr), Buddy Ontra (Ontra Stone Concepts), Michael Schlough (Park Industries), Michael Picco (PICCO Engineering), Kathy Spanier (Coldspring), Herwig Callewier (Beltrami N.V.), and Duane Naquin (Stone Interiors East).

To learn more, visit www.naturalstoneinstitute.org.



MIA+BSI: the Natural Stone Institute serves more than 1900 members in 55 countries who represent every aspect of the natural stone industry, offering them a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development, regulatory advocacy, and networking events. Two prominent publications—the Dimension Stone Design Manual and Building Stone Magazine—raise awareness in both the industry and the design communities for the promotion and best use of natural stone. Learn more at www.naturalstoneinstitute.org


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