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Tony Malisani is MIA-president for 2014

Tony Malisani of MIA Accredited Natural Stone Fabricator, Malisani, Inc., located in Great Falls, MT, has been elected president of the Marble Institute of America, the 1600-member global organization informs.

Tony Malisani is an owner of a third generation, family-owned specialty contracting company and natural stone fabrication shop. He has been working in the natural stone industry for over 25 years and his company, Malisani Inc., completes ceramic tile, terrazzo, and dimension stone projects of all sizes and types. Tony previously served on the MIA Accreditation Development Committee. His firm is one of the first companies in the nation to receive the coveted „Accredited Natural Stone Fabricator“ credential. Malisani Inc. was named the 2009 Montana General Contractors Association Specialty Contractor of the Year. Tony has experience in every facet of the stone business and has a passion for natural stone and all of its beautiful applications.

At the same time of Malisani’s election, Dan Rea of Coldspring in Cold Spring, MN was selected as Vice President; David Castellucci of Kenneth Castellucci & Associates, Inc. of Lincoln, RI, as Secretary; and Jon Lancto of Surface Products in Cornelius, NC as Treasurer. The officers assumed office during StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas in Las Vegas, Nevada during the MIA Annual Meeting.

The MIA also elected three new members to the association’s Board of Directors. David Carnevale of Carnevale & Lohr, Inc. in Bell Gardens, CA was chosen to represent Zone 7 (Pacific: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington); Brenda Edwards of TexaStone Quarries in Garden City, TX was selected to represent Zone 5 (Mid-South: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas); and Robert Zavagno, Jr. of the Cleveland Marble Mosaic Company in Cleveland, OH was selected to fill an At-Large position on the board.

Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, the Marble Institute of America (MIA) has served as the authoritative source of information on standards of natural stone workmanship and practice and the application of natural stone products for 70 years.

Membership in the association is worldwide and includes over 1,600 natural stone producers, exporters/importers, distributors/wholesalers, fabricators, finishers, installers, and industry suppliers committed to the highest standards of workmanship and ethics. More than 250 members are located in foreign countries.

Source: Marble Institute of America

(26.02.2014, USA: 02.26.2014)