People and Jobs

The World Natural Stone Association Wonasa has a new executive team

The winners of Wonasa’s first competition for students of architecture were presented at Marmomacc

Euroroc members discussed Cristalline Silica, Geographical Indications, Ethical trading

At Marmomacc delegates of Europe’s stone associations exchanged information about latest challenges for the industry

WorldSkills: awards for this year’s naming for the most skilled stonemasons went to Austria, Brazil, Korea and the United Kingdom respectively

For the first time the world competition for the most skilled craftsmen and -women was held in South America (Brazil)

People and Jobs: Ilias Rigopoulos is new CEO of Greek Stone Group International

Main business goals are acquisition of key-quarry units and exclusive agreements with quarries in Greece and abroad as well as group restructuring

Focus: „Communication inside and out“

Interview with Euroroc’s new President Tobias Eckardt of the Swiss Natural Stone Trade Organization (Naturstein-Verband Schweiz NVS)

The Marble Institute of America (MIA) seeks a Technical Advisor to join its staff

Candidate must have at least 5 years’ Stone Industry Experience / Location in Oberlin, Ohio (preferred)

Tony Malisani is MIA-president for 2014

Marble Institute of America elects new officers and directors

News about Mars: Space geologist named recipient of the 2012 US-Presidential Early Career Award

(January 2014) Rossman P. Irwin III from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum honoured for research in the role of water in shaping the landscape of Mars

Wonasa’s new president is Norway’s John-Petter Gundersen

(November 2013) The World Natural Stone Association named a new head and body of representatives

World Champion in stone masonry

(August 2013) Austrian Robert Schnöll takes 1st prize at the 2013 WorldSkills