The Marble Institute of America (MIA)+Building Stone Institute (BSI): the Natural Stone Institute has added two full-time staff members.

Mark Meriaux has been hired as accreditation and technical manager, where he will have a blended role on staff managing the accreditation program and addressing technical inquiries from members and design professionals (assisting Chuck Muehlbauer and Mike Loflin). He has 14 years of stone industry experience and was most recently a commercial sales manager with VT Industries.

Pam Hammond has also joined the staff as executive administrative assistant. She has more than 15 years of trade association experience, most recently serving as the foundation program manager for the National Association of College Stores. She will assist with a number of administrative functions to assist the MIA+BSI executive team in enhancing and expanding member programming. 

"We are pleased to have Mark and Pam join the staff,” Jim Hieb, CEO of MIA+BSI. “Their combined stone industry and association knowledge and experience will be extremely helpful as MIA+BSI continues to expand programming for the entire natural stone industry.”

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