Standards in Terrazzo Applications
By: Mark Naugle
Steward-Mellon Company is a proud member of the National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association. Founded in 1923, The National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association, Inc. is a full service Non-Profit Trade Association headquartered in Fredricksburg, Texas. The Association establishes national standards for all Terrazzo floor and wall systems and provides complete specifications, color plates and general information to architects and designers at no cost.
Membership in the Association is limited to Terrazzo Contractors who meet rigid proficiency standards and participate in continuing educational seminars conducted annually by the Association. Associate membership is available to material suppliers whose products comply with the standards stipulated by the Association.
It is a great deal of work, but over the past several years, I have become more and more involved in the association. I want to give something back to the industry which has been so good to me and my family. I have been a member of the Membership and Technical Committees for the past ten years. I chaired the Technical Bulletin Revision Committee for its two year project. In 2004, I was elected Zone 2 (Southeast US) Director. Subsequently, I was appointed Treasurer. At the Napa, California convention in 2009, I was elected Vice President. I was re-elected for a second term at the 2010 Scottsdale, Arizona convention. In 2011 at the Hilton Head, SC convention, I was elected by unanimous membership vote to the office of Association President.. At this year’s convention in Miami Beach, Florida, I was re-elected to the office of President.
I have greatly enjoyed working with the immediate past President, John D’Agnolo of Northern Illinois Terrazzo and Tile, our Vice President, Rick Crouch of Desco Coatings, our new Treasurer, Darin Flabiano, of American Terrazzo Ltd, our Executive Director, Richard Bruns, the entire Board of Directors, and our wonderful staff. The Association is dynamic, forward thinking, and absolutely dedicated to terrazzo quality. I am proud to do my part.