MARIETTA, GA -- Lackmond Stone has promoted Shawn Rice to National Sales Manager, overseeing the company's sales strategies and tactics in the U.S. Rice has over 25 years of sales experience serving customers in the stone fabrication and surface finishing marketplace. During this time in the industry, he has worked with customers whose shops are both highly automated and those utilizing hand finishing techniques. His knowledge of what it takes for these types of businesses to be successful has attributed to his success over the years.

In his new role, Rice will be directing Lackmond Stone's Regional Sales Managers, as well as working with the Lackmond Stone team in bringing new and innovative products to the marketplace. He will also be responsible for developing and implementing strategic sales initiatives, while supporting both marketing and operational goals within the company.

"This new position is truly a unique opportunity for me to help grow Lackmond Stone and expand our footprint in the U.S.," Rice said.