MIA+BSI Board of Directors

L to R: Michael Schlough, Daniel Wood, David Carnevale, Buddy Ontra, Bob Zavagno, Claus Larsen, Bernie Van Etten III, Brenda Edwards, Joshua Levinson, Kathy Spanier, Dan Rea, David Castellucci, Michael Picco, Jesus Gonzalez, Dacia Woodworth, Bruce Knaphus, Rob Teel, Arik Grebelsky, Jon Lancto, Greg Osterhout, Robert Barnes III, Kent Barnow, Aaron Hicken


MIA & BSI Board of Directors

During the two year joint venture (2016-17) both the MIA and BSI (jointly known as the MIA+BSI, the Natural Stone Institute), will operate as a consolidated organization. Each organization will also maintain its individual identity and retain separate board of directors, however, twenty-one individuals from the two boards will serve on a joint board. Board members from both organizations are listed below. 

2016 Officers (+ indicates services on the joint board)

David Castellucci, MIA President +
Kenneth Castellucci & Associates, Inc
9 New England Way
Lincoln, RI 02865
Phone: 401.333.5400
Term Expired 2015, but remaining on the board to fulfill his term as president.

Aaron Hicken, BSI President +
Delta Stone Products
2276 South Daniels Road
Heber, UT 84032
Phone: 435.654.3336
Term Expires Feb 2018

Jon Lancto, MIA Vice President +
Jon Lancto
405 Station 12
Sullivans Island, SC 29482
Phone: 843.860.4150
Zone 3: Southeast: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee          
Term Expires 2016

Daniel Wood, BSI Vice President +
Lurvey Landscape Supply
30560 N Russell Drive
Volo, IL 60073
Phone: 815.363.4420
Term Expires Feb 2019

Robert Zavagno, MIA Treasurer +
Cleveland Marble Mosaic Co
4595 Hinckley Industrial Parkway
Cleveland, OH 44109
Phone: 216.749.2840
Zone 12: At-Large       
Term Expires 2018

Greg Osterhout, BSI Treasurer +
Northern Stone Supply
P.O. Box 249
Oakley, ID 83346
Term Expires Feb 2020

David Carnevale, MIA Secretary +
Carnevale & Lohr, Inc.
6521 Clara St.
Bell Gardens, CA 90201
Phone: 562.927.8311
Zone 7: Pacific: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington   
Term Expires 2018

Kathy Spanier, BSI Secretary +
17482 Granite West Road
Cold Spring, MN 56320-2593
Phone: 320.685.3621
Term Expires Feb 2021

Dan Rea, MIA Immediate Past President +
17482 Granite West Road
Cold Spring, MN 56320-2593
Phone: 320.685.3621
Term Expires 2016

Robert Barnes III, BSI Immediate Past President +
Dee Brown, Inc.
4101 S. Shiloh Road
Dallas, TX 75041
Phone: 214.321.6443
Term Expires 2017

2016 Directors (+ indicates services on the joint board)

Kent Barnow, BSI Director +
U.S. Stone Industries
3515 W. 75th Street, Ste. 105
Prairie Village, KS 66208
Phone: 913-529-4154
Term Expires Feb 2017

Brenda Edwards, MIA Director +
TexaStone Quarries
1400 Sherrod Road
P.O. Box 38
Garden City, TX 79739
Phone: 432.354.2569
Zone 5: Mid-South: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas    
Term Expires 2018

Jesús González IV, MIA Director +
WBT De Mexico SA De CV
Belisario Dominguez 1779 Col. Obispado
Monterrey, NL
MEXICO 64060
Phone: + 52 81 8390 5005
Zone 9: Central & South America, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean       
Term Expires 2017

Arik Grebelsky, MIA Director +
A. Grebelsky & Son
4 Hamelacha Street
Har-Tuv A Industrial Zone, 99065 ISRAEL
Phone: +972.2.9996090
Zone 11: Africa, Asia, Australia, Middle East and Philippines    
Term Expires 2016

Bruce Knaphus, MIA Director +
Kepco+, Inc.
1987 South 700 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Phone: 801.975.0909
Zone 6: Rocky Mountain: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming         Term Expires 2020

Claus F. Larsen, MIA Director +
Via Carriona 400
Carrara 54031 ITALY
Phone: +39.0585.855.460
Zone 10: Europe         
Term Expires 2016

Joshua Levinson, MIA Director +
Artistic Tile
520 Secaucus Rd.
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Phone: 201.864.7000
Zone 2: Mid-Atlantic: District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia      
Term Expires 2019

Badia “Buddy” Ontra, MIA Director+
Ontra Stone Concepts
541 Central Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06607
Phone: 203.367.4757
Zone 1: Northeast: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont
Term Expires 2020

Michael Picco, MIA Director +
Picco Engineering
8611 Jane Street, Suite 200
Concord, ON
Phone: 905.760.9688 ext 223
Zone 8: Canada
Term Expires 2020

Michael P. Schlough, MIA Director +
Park Industries, Inc.
6301 Saukview Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303
Phone: 320.251.5077 Direct: 320.229.3434
Zone 13: Associate Members  
Term Expires 2017

Rob Teel, BSI Past President serving on the MIA+BSI board +
Continental Quarries (div. Continental Cut Stone)
P.O. Box 37
Florence, TX 76527
Phone: 254.793.2329
Term Expires 2017

Bernard Van Etten III, MIA Director +
Murphy Marble Co.
11756 South Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60628
Phone: 773.928.7114
Zone 4: Midwest: Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin   
Term Expires 2019

Dacia Woodworth, BSI Director +
Materials Marketing, Inc.
595 S. Broadway, Suite 107 S
Denver, CO 80209
Phone: 303.777.6007
Term Expires Feb 2018

BSI-only Directors

Mike Beckmann, BSI Director
707 Swan Dr.
Mukwonago, WI 53149
Phone: 262-363-9877
Term Expires Feb 2019

Bryce Bennett, BSI Director
Diamond Stone Technologies
2237 Industrial Dr
Bedford, IN 47421
Phone: 812-277-9850
Term Expires Feb 2019

Kevan Busik, BSI Director
Representative: Past President’s Council
Delaware Quarries, Inc.
6603 Rt. 202, PO Box 778
New Hope, PA 18938
Phone: 215.862.1670
Term Expires Feb 2017

Brenda Buster, BSI Director
Lyons Sandstone
2493 CR 37E
Lyons, CO 80540
Phone: 303.823.5659
Term Expires Feb 2019

Bill Halquist, BSI Director
Halquist Stone
N51 W23563 Lisbon Rd, PO Box 308
Sussex, WI 53089
Phone: 262.246.9000
Term Expires Feb 2018

Louis Kamenka, BSI Director
Rundle Rock Building Stone
P.O. Box 8388
Canmore, AB
Phone: 403.609.4050
Term Expires Feb 2017

Bill Mirch, BSI Director
Tompkins Bluestone Company
325 Tar Hollow Road
Hancock, NY 13783
Phone: 607.637.5222
Term Expires Feb 2017

Tevin Norman, BSI Director
TexaCon Cut Stone, LLC
4790 Fluck Mill Road, PO Box 850
Bloomington, IL 47402
Phone: 812.824.3211
Term Expires Feb 2019

Holly Varga, BSI Director
Halbert Mill Company
PO Box 927
Jacksonville, TX 75766
Phone: 800.521.2788
Term Expires Feb 2019

Professional Board Members

Michael Bischoff, AIA
Representative: Architects
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
New York, NY
Phone: 212.751.3122
Term Expires Feb 2018

Renae Kwon, RA
Representative: Architects
Wiss Janney Elstner Associates
Northbrook, IL
Phone: 847.272.7400
Term Expires Feb 2018


MIA Board of Directors Elections
(2017 - 2021 Term on the MIA Board of Directors)


We are pleased to introduce eight candidates who are vying for thress MIA board of director positions.

Zone 3: Southeast: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee
Zone 10:  Europe
Zone 11:  Africa, Asia, Australia, Middle East and Philippines

See candidate list by clicking here.

Voting will occur via an electronic ballot November 7-18.  Note:  These individuals will also serve on the joint MIA+BSI board of directors during year two of the two-year joint venture.


MIA+BSI Executive Staff

Jim Hieb, CAE
380 E. Lorain Street
Oberlin, OH 44074
Phone: 440.250.9222
Fax: 440-774-9222

Executive Vice President
Jane Bennett
5 Riverside Drive Building 2
Chestertown, NY  12817
Phone: 440.250.9222
Fax: 440-774-9222


Professional Staff at MIA+BSI Headquarters

Technical Director
Chuck Muehlbauer
5743 Spruce Street
St. Cloud, Minnesota 56303

CEU Administrator
Sarah B. Gregg



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