The Marble Institute of America, Inc. (MIA) has honored Jimmy Ternent as the 2011 recipient of its MIA Natural Stone Craftsman of the Year award.

The Marble Institute of America, Inc. (MIA) has honored Jimmy Ternent, VP of Construction at Rugo Stone LLC in Lorton, VA, as the 2011 recipient of the MIA Natural Stone Craftsman of the Year.

A six member panel of stone industry veterans selected Ternent from a pool of nominees in a competition sponsored by Campolonghi Italia. The award was presented to Brett Rugo on behalf of Jimmy Ternent at the MIA annual Awards Luncheon held during StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas in Las Vegas recently.

The Natural Stone Craftsman of the Year Award is an annual MIA competition to honor the men and women who truly reflect the best of the natural stone industry and bring stone to life through love of the material, craftsmanship, and attention to detail.