Guido Gliori, executive vice president of Grazzini Brothers & Company of Eagan, MN, has been tapped to head the Marble Institute of America (MIA) as its newly elected president.

Gliori, a native of Chicago with a major in architecture, joined Grazzini Brothers & Company in 1981, after a short stint in a family construction business in Chicago.

Over a career spanning 27 years, he has risen from a beginning role as field supervisor to project manager, senior project manager, vice president and, now, the current position as executive vice president the MIA-accredited commercial stone contractor.

According to the MIA, Gliori was elevated from vice president at during the association’s recent annual meeting held at StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas in Las Vegas.

Also elected as MIA offices for 2009 by the MIA Board of Directors were vice president, Brett Rugo of Rugo Stone & Mosiac Contractors of Lorton, VA; secretary Gasper (GK) Naquin of Stone Interiors of Loxley, AL; and treasurer Michael A. Twiss of Columbia Stone, Inc. of Tulalatin, OR. Twiss was also named a director.

MIA directors also elected two other members to the board of directors. James Otis Moore of Fine Line Pacific in Kent, WA, fills the at-large position, and Rodney Harvey of Curtain Wall Design and Consulting of Dallas, TX, fills the position representing the Mid-South region of the U.S. Both terms expire in 2013.