J. Vic Green
The MIA is pleased to present the 2007 lifetime achievement award to J. Vic Green. For Green, the award caps a 50-year stone industry career. He started VIC International in 1978, with a $500 bank loan. It is now one of the largest independently-owned companies serving the stone industry.
Green's many achievements include pioneering a host of the "standards" used today in the stone industry. He was instrumental in establishing StonExpo as a major tradeshow, and served as the president of its board of directors for two terms. He has been a member of MIA for more than two decades and currently serves on its board. He has also served on the board of the Building Stone Institute.
Green published the first stone industry newspaper and catalog, pioneered the introduction and technical development of natural stone "after care," and created a multi-million dollar business. Additionally, he designed and developed the original pre-shaped diamond tooling for use on routers. Among his many other firsts is the design and development of a manual bowl hole machine, design of the original job site rail saw to be sold in the United States, and introduction of the first manual edge profiling system.
Mr. Green was presented with his lifetime achievement award on October 19, 2007.