Mark Fernandes

Mark Fernandes is chairman of the Natural Stone Council. He may be reached at mfernandes@luckstone.com. For additional information on the NSC, please contact Duke Pointer, Executive Director, at dukepointer@aol.com or 603-465-2616.

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The Natural Stone Council builds solid foundation for the future

Without a doubt, we’ve come a long way in a year. Time flies - that will never change - but I’m always amazed by what we’re able to do in only 12 months.

The Natural Stone Council (NSC) is on an incredible journey - one that inspires and challenges me every day. Our recently adopted three-year strategic plan, the tenets of which I will discuss in a moment, is both exciting and motivating. On the other hand, venturing into uncharted territory requires taking risks and brings with it some uncertainty. That said, I am confident that our collective efforts will result in unprecedented success for our industry.

 


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