Oberlin, OH, January 3, 2023—The Natural Stone Foundation is proud to welcome the following industry members to their Board of Directors for 2023:
Tony Malisani – Board President
Kevin Camarata – President-Elect
Rich Katzmann – Immediate Past-President
Ralph Morgan – Director
Greg Osterhout- Director
Brie Pfannenbecker – Director
Holly Rohrer – Director
Rick Stimac – Director
Jonathan Zanger – Director
Duane Naquin – NSI Board President Liaison
2021 Foundation Board President Joshua Levinson (Artistic Tile, Inc.) and Kent Barnow (U.S. Stone Industries, LLC) will officially end their terms at StonExpo in January 2023.
Natural Stone Institute CEO Jim Hieb commented: “Since 2017 Kent and Josh have been pillars on the Foundation board. They helped build it from a start-up organization to one that is primed to help the industry fund big pictures projects. We are indebted to their many hours of service and leadership.”
2022 Natural Stone Foundation Board President Rich Katzmann agreed: “Josh and Kent have been instrumental in establishing this new philanthropic arm of our association. They have been catalysts for the successes of our fundraising efforts which will ensure that the Foundation is well positioned for the future.”
The Natural Stone Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Natural Stone Institute. Its mission is to serve the natural stone industry by financially supporting initiatives and services important to industry stakeholders. Funding received from the Foundation allows the Natural Stone Institute to produce educational programming, scholarships, and advocacy for the use of natural stone. 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.
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