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MVMA Announces New Officers

New leadership team looks to help grow industry


The Masonry Veneer Manufacturers Association has announced new officers.

The Masonry Veneer Manufacturers Association has announced new officers.
The Masonry Veneer Manufacturers Association (MVMA), the only incorporated trade association organized specifically for the adhered Masonry Veneer industry, has announced new officers for their organization.

Dan Mulhern, of Veneerstone LLC, will serve as president and Chuck Stein, of Environmental StoneWorks, will serve as vice president. Ardeen Brever, of Boulder Creek Stone, will continue to serve as secretary/treasurer and Ralph Vasami of Kellen Company will continue to serve as the executive vice president.

"We are very excited to have the new team of officers on board" said Mike Fischer, general manager of MVMA. "The outgoing officers did a really outstanding job, and I am confident that this group will continue to build on their success and do many great things for the industry."

MVMA is headquartered in Washington DC. The main goals of the organization are to build awareness of manufactured stone products, establish industry codes and standards, and to build collaborative partnerships with stakeholders in the industry.

As the new Officers of MVMA, Mulhern, Stein, and Brever will oversee and lead the communications, education, and technical operations of the association.

Mulhern is the president of Veneerstone LLC, a leader in the manufactured stone market and one of the original members of the MVMA. He has served on the MVMA's Board of Directors since 2007, and has served as vice president of the board for the last two years. He holds a Bachelors of Science from the United States Coast Guard Academy.

Stein has been the President and CEO of Environmental Stoneworks for the past two years. Prior to that, he worked for Owens Corning for 12 years where he was president of the Cultured Stone business for three of those years. He has over 15 years of experience in the building materials industry. Stein earned a BS in Industrial Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and MBA from the University of Chicago.

Brever of Boulder Creek Stone has been in the cast stone industry since 1977. He has been involved in the installation and manufacturing of stone. He has served as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Masonry Veneer Manufacturers Association from the time it was formed in 2006.

About the Author

Dan Fernandez is an Assistant Account Executive at Kellen Communications.


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