Oberlin, OH, December 14, 2021—The Natural Stone Foundation is proud to welcome the following industry members to its Board of Directors for 2022:
Rich Katzmann (Stone Services Group) – Board President
Tony Malisani (Malisani, Inc.) – President-Elect
Kent Barnow (U.S. Stone Industries, LLC) – Director
Kevin Camarata (Camarata Masonry Systems) – Director
Ralph Morgan (Polycor) – Director
Holly Rohrer (Halbert Mill Company) – Director
2021 Board President Joshua Levinson (Artistic Tile, Inc.) and Board Director Cari May (Coldspring) will end their terms in December 2021. Joshua will serve as Immediate Past President in 2022. Michael Picco, 2021 NSI Board President expressed his appreciation to Joshua as follows: “I would like to thank Josh Levinson for his leadership in driving the fundraising efforts of the Foundation to assist in supporting key industry initiatives for the benefit of all in this rewarding industry.” Natural Stone Institute CEO Jim Hieb agreed: “Under Josh’s leadership we created the building blocks necessary to launch a Foundation. He was absolutely the right person to serve as our first Foundation president and his positive legacy will be felt for a very long time. We are grateful to both Cari and Josh for their past four years of board service.”
The Natural Stone Foundation works to help provide solutions for the issues challenging the natural stone industry and provide funding for projects that cannot be accomplished solely through membership dues to the Natural Stone Institute. In 2021, the Foundation has provided funding for key association programs, including webinars, ISO standards, and scholarships. Today, the Foundation is well positioned to become a funding mechanism that supports industry initiatives through the donations of passionate companies and individuals who want to give back to their industry.
Learn more at www.naturalstoneinstitute.org/foundation.
About the Natural Stone Institute
The Natural Stone Institute is a trade association representing every aspect of the natural stone industry. The current membership exceeds 2,000 members in over 50 nations. The association offers a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development opportunities, regulatory advocacy, and networking events. Two prominent publications—the Dimension Stone Design Manual and Building Stone Magazine—raise awareness within the natural stone industry and in the design community for best practices and uses of natural stone. Learn more at www.naturalstoneinstitute.org.