MIA membership elects Joshua Levinson and Bernard Van Etten III to the 2015 Board
Levinson and Van Etten III to serve five year terms
The MIA membership elected both Joshua Levinson and Bernard Van Etten III to serve five year terms (2015-19) on the MIA Board of Directors.
Joshua Levinson of Artistic Tile (Secaucus, NJ) will represent the Mid-Atlantic zone of the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. He is the President of Artistic Tile and has been with the firm for 18 years. Joshua is a Past Chair of the MIA Education Committee and continues to serve on the committee, serves on the Joint Committee on Dimension Stone that created the new NSC 373 Sustainability Standard, and is a charter member and co-chair of the MIA NY Metro Chapter. Additionally, he is currently a member of the MIA Education Committee, the MIA Technical Committee, the NTCA Technical Committee, MIA representative on the NSC Board of Directors, and the TCNA Handbook Committee. Artistic Tile has been an MIA member for 10 years. He replaces Jonathan Zanger, Walker Zanger, who served as the 2013 MIA president.
Bernard Van Etten III of Murphy Marble (Chicago, IL) will represent the Midwest zone which includes Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. He is the President of Murphy Marble and has been with Murphy Marble for over 29 years. Bernie is a fourth generation member of his company that has proudly furnished and installed stone in Chicago for the past 115 years. Presently he serves as a management trustee of the Health and Welfare and Pension Funds for local marble setters, and he currently sits on the MIA Accreditation Commission. Murphy Marble has been an MIA member for over 31 years. Bernie fills the seat held by Dan Rea, Coldspring, although Rea will continue service on the board as the 2015 MIA president.
Both Levinson and Van Etten will begin their board terms at StonExpo West / Marmomacc Americas in January 2015 in Las Vegas, NV.
About the Author
Terri Hewlett is the Office Administrator for the Marble Institute of America (MIA).