MIA Elects Levinson and Van Etten to 2015 Board

Words: Dan Kamys

MIA Elects Levinson and Van Etten to 2015 Board

The MIA membership elected both Joshua Levinson and Bernard Van Etten III to serve five year terms (2015-2019) on the MIA Board of Directors.

Joshua Levinson of Artistic Tile 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. Levinson 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 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 more than 29 years. Van Etten 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. Van Etten fills the seat held by Dan Rea, Coldspring, although Rea will continue service on the board as the 2015 MIA president. For more information, visit www.marble-institute.com.

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