Brett S. Rugo, founder and president of Rugo Stone, LLC of Lorton, VA, and grandson of an Italian stone carver, has been chosen as the new president of the Marble Institute of America (MIA).
A native of Barre, VT, Rugo had more than a decade of
experience in various aspects of stone industry sales and project management
when he started Rugo Stone in 1996. Rugo Stone has been widely recognized for
its work, receiving over 45 regional, national and international craftsmanship
awards. Rugo has served on the MIA Board of Directors for five years, and
will now serve as president for a one-year term.
officers chosen by MIA’s Board of Directors at the association’s annual meeting
in Las Vegas, NV, in October are: Vice President, Gasper (G.K.) Naquin of Stone
Interiors in Loxley, AL; Secretary, Michael A. Twiss of Columbia Stone, Inc. in
Tualatin, OR; and Treasurer, Jonathan Zanger of Walker Zanger, Inc. in Perth
Zanger, a veteran of more than 30 years in the
stone business, was also elected as an MIA Director. Daniel J. Rea, a Senior
Vice President for Cold Spring Granite of Cold Spring, MN, was also elected to
the Board of Directors. Rea has been part of the stone industry for more than