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Stone Trends International is a Stone Industry Consulting Firm  in California which specializes in:
  • Sourcing and Selection of Dimension stone for architectural projects around the world
  • Marketing and Strategic sales plans for International Stone Companies interested in entering the North American Market
  • Stone Statistics on the North American Stone Market
  • Seminars and Conferences on Dimension Stone

VIncent Marazita is the president and owner of   Stone Trends International (dba Marazita & Associates) , and has been working with a network of stone professionals from around the world since 1999.

Mr. Marazita is a member of the MIA (Marble Institute of America).   After graduating from Harvard in 1981, Mr Marazita moved to Italy on a Rotary International Fellowship and  lived  there for 6 years, teaching in the Architectural Department of the University of Genoa in Northern Italy.  He came back to the USA as a consultant for the Italian Government (ICE - Istituto per il Commercio Estero) and has worked in the International dimensions stone industry since 1986.

Mr. Marazita served on the National CES Quality Control Committee for the American Institute of Architects and he also served on the jury for the National CES Awards for the AIA.  He was Education Director for the Marble Institute of America and was a contributing editor to the Marble Institute's Design Manual.  He is also a member of the Quarries committee to create a BEST PRACTICES  standard for Sustainability in Natural Stone Processing.

For the past 14 years, Mr. Marazita has delivered the state of the industry speech "STONE TRENDS" during the COVERINGS INTERNATIONAL TRADE SHOW and together with Veronafiere, he organizes and acts as the head course tutor for the International architectural conference, "Designing with Stone", held annually in Verona, Italy during the MARMOMACC trade show.

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