Stone World

Innovative Stone opens Chicago office

August 30, 2012

CHICAGO, IL --Tracy Streckenbach, Chief Operating Officer of Innovative Stone, the flagship brand of Innovative Global Brands, is pleased to announce the opening of a new sales office in Chicago, IL. This office will serve clients and projects throughout the Midwest, South Central, and Mountain regions of the U.S. In addition to the company's world headquarters in Hauppauge, NY and its expanding operations in Xiamen, Fujian Province China, the Chicago office marks the third sales office for the company.  

Bryan Olson
Bryan Olson, Director of Commercial Sales- Midwest

The Chicago office will be headed by Bryan Olson, Director of Commercial Sales- Midwest, South Central, and Mountain Regions, and John Gordon, Senior Account Manager- Midwest Region.

Bryan Olson joins Innovative Stone with over ten years of experience in the industry as an architectural sales consultant, business development manager, and regional sales manager. Prior to his role at Innovative he was employed by both Stone Source and Terrazzo & Marble Supply Co. At Stone Source, he was responsible for all architectural sales in an eight state region within the healthcare, hospitality, and education sectors. At Terrazzo & Marble Supply Co., Olson managed a base of over 1,500 contractors, architects, and interior design firms all while increasing sales by 43% within a five state territory region.

John Gordon brings over 15 years of experience in the stone industry to his role at Innovative. His background includes positions as showroom sales and distribution manager, project manager, design consultant and outside sales representative. Working with the industry’s leading architects and designers, including the top 80 firms located in and around Texas, Gordon successfully built and developed the Texas market. Previous to Innovative Global Brands, Gordon was a high-performing sales representative at Stone Source. Prior to Stone Source, he was employed by Tile Concepts Design Studio where he increased dealer sales by 100% in two years.

“What makes Innovative Stone unique in the market is our absolute commitment to proactive and intelligent customer service,” says Streckenbach. “Innovative Stone's Commercial Division has enjoyed significant and sustainable growth in 2011 and 2012 and we expect this to continue into 2013. As the demand from our clients worldwide grows it only makes sense to respond to that demand by establishing locations which allow us to actively engage in more markets. It's all about exceptional service.”

john gordon
John Gordon, Senior Account Manager- Midwest Region.

Innovative Global Brands, through its Innovative Stone brand, specializes in sourcing and fabricating stone and other solid-surface installations. The company is well-known for its success in complex material sourcing and project management for large-scale projects around the globe. A worldwide partner to architects, general contractors and designers, Innovative Stone is one of the few companies to provide start-to-finish global services, from sourcing and fabrication to delivery, installation and logistics management. The company serves clients across all industries including: retail, hospitality, government/infrastructure, and corporate. Recent projects of note include: 51 East – Lagoona Mall – Qatar; Gap Flagships – China and Japan; MTA Fulton Street Transit Station, NYC; and The Mall of America, Minneapolis, MN.

Innovative Global Brands, LLC and Innovative Stone world headquarters are located in Hauppauge, NY. Innovative Stone, China is located in Xiamen, Fujian Province, China. For more information: www.innovativestone.com or contact the world headquarters at 1-800-STONE. Press inquiries, please contact Joanne DiFrancesco, JDCommunications, Inc. 781-828-0323; jdcommunications@verizon.net.