The Marble Institute of America (MIA) is pleased to announce that Buddy Ontra of Ontra Stone has been elected to the thirteen-person Board of Directors.
Buddy Ontra, owner of Ontra Stone Concepts, a family-owned fabrication/installation company located in Bridgeport, CT, will represent Zone 1 (Northeast: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont). Ontra currently serves on the steering committee for MIA’s NY Metro Chapter and has been a frequent speaker at StonExpo and Coverings. He has also contributed articles to Stone World magazine and is active in his local chapter, The HBRA of Fairfield County of the National Home Builders Association. Ontra replaces David Castellucci, Kenneth Castellucci & Associates, who will remain on the board as 2016 board president.
For over seventy years, the Marble Institute of America (MIA) has served as the authoritative source of information on standards of natural stone workmanship and practice and the suitable application of natural stone products. Membership in the association is worldwide and includes nearly 2,000 natural stone producers, exporters/importers, distributors/wholesalers, fabricators, finishers, installers, and industry suppliers — all committed to the highest standards of workmanship and ethics.