ProVia Appoints Wendell Mast as Director of Operations for Heritage Stone
Stone industry veteran tapped to support continued growth at Heritage Stone by ProVia®
SUGARCREEK, Ohio, July 30, 2013 – ProVia® today announced the appointment of stone industry veteran Wendell Mast as Director of Operations for the Heritage Stone by ProVia® production facility in Zanesville, Ohio. In this role, Wendell is responsible for building upon the existing foundation of highly efficient production of exterior stone products and positioning the company for continued growth.
Wendell brings extensive stone industry experience to the Heritage Stone by ProVia team, including positions at The Belden Brick Company, Allied Machine & Engineering Corp., and most recently Dutch Quality Stone. He holds an Associate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kent State University. Wendell is experienced in designing tooling for enhanced manufacturing processes, research and development of new products, and leading project teams, sales and distribution.
“We’re pleased to welcome Wendell, a prominent stone industry veteran, to the Heritage Stone by ProVia team,” says Brian Miller, president of ProVia. “Heritage Stone utilizes the most advanced manufacturing methods in the industry, enabling highly-efficient production of exterior stone products. This foundation of manufacturing excellence, combined with the addition of Wendell’s capabilities, will enable us to continue supporting the growth Heritage Stone by ProVia has sustained over the past several years.”
Wendell resides in Dundee, Ohio with his wife and their two teenage sons.
For more information, visit www.provia.com.
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About Heritage Stone by ProVia®
Headquartered in Sugarcreek, Ohio, Heritage Stone by ProVia is a leading manufacturer of professional-class manufactured stone that is used for stone siding, fireplace surrounds, stone fire pits, stone walls, outdoor kitchens, finished basements and other exterior and interior stone applications. Heritage Stone’s products and methods are tested using the toughest criteria in the industry, the AC-51. Fewer than 5% of manufactured stone producers maintain this third-party endorsement that ensures code compliance. In business for more than 14 years, Heritage Stone was acquired by ProVia in 2011 as part of ProVia’s product portfolio expansion implemented to provide additional design options for beautifying homes, multi-family dwellings, and commercial buildings. For more information, visit www.provia.com/stone.
Headquartered in Sugarcreek, Ohio, ProVia is a leading manufacturer of professional-class entry doors, storm doors, patio doors, windows, vinyl siding and manufactured stone. The professional-class designation reflects the company’s high level of quality, service and customization. ProVia has been an ENERGY STAR® Partner with the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy since 2002, and has won the prestigious ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award for Door Manufacturing four times, and the ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence award three times. The company employs approximately 500 people at its headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Sugarcreek, Walnut Creek, Baltic and Zanesville, Ohio, and Booneville, Miss. For more information, visit www.provia.com.