Import Stone's Chairman and CEO, Kirk Kesapyan, announced the appointment of John Rhineberger to President of the company. The company began operations in 1993 with one location in Van Nuys, CA, and today operates 10 locations in the Western and Southwestern U.S.

Rhineberger joined Import Stone two and a half years ago as General Manager, and most recently, he held the position of Executive Vice President. “John has been very instrumental in the rapid growth of our company and is a valuable assert with his many years of leadership in the industry,” said Kesapyan.

Rhineberger has a successful 35-year history in retail and wholesale distribution of floor coverings and hard surfaces. He began his career in 1971 as a salesperson with Color Tile, and he rose to President and COO over a 16-year period until a takeover of the 848-store chain by GFI. He then went on to take executive positions at leading companies such as Sherwin William Floor World, Shaw Industry's Shaw Carpet Showplace, American Marazzi Distribution Centers and Tile Network (Master Tile).

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Stone World 

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

Cevisama product gallery 2015

The 2015 edition of Cevisama was a showcase of the latest trends in tile design, including textured surfaces, colorful mosaics and worn concrete aesthetics

Stone World Magazine

Stone world 2015 may cover

2015 May

In this month's issue of Stone World Magazine, read about the MIA/Stone World Dallas Stone Summit, the Xiamen Stone Fair and the 2014 Pinnacle Award Winners

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

CSTD Spring 2015 cover

2015 Spring

In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, we bring you our annual focus on Kitchen & Bath Design. From a beach-inspired bathroom design to a kitchen backsplash made of circular mosaic tile, the following are filled with illustrations of innovative and unique uses of stone and tile.

Table Of Contents Subscribe


Are you aware of the new stone standard – ANSI/NSC 373 Sustainability Assessment for Natural Dimension Stone?
View Results Poll Archive

The Stone World Store

How to Polish & Restore Marble Flooring

This video will show you step-by-step how to resurface and polish marble flooring from grinding and removing lippage and scratches to achieving a highly reflective polish.

More Products

Stone Industry Education

Stone Industry Education

From marketing and much more!  We provide natural stone professionals with stone knowledge and education they can count on, as well as great networking opportunities. Click here to go to Stone Industry Education.


facebook logo Twitter  YouTubeGoogle+

Stone Guide 2014

2014 Stone World Stone Guide

The directory for Stone, Equipment and Supplies - the single information resource readers turn to.