Vigna Wins Marble Institute Achievement Award
Las Vegas, NV, Feb. 28, 2013 -- Paul Vigna, who spent over 50 years in the natural stone industry, has been awarded the 2012 Migliore Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Marble Institute of America.
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Vigna accepted the award at the annual MIA Awards Luncheon held during StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2013 in Las Vegas.
Vigna started in the field, and later moved into the office setting as an estimator, eventually becoming president of the Stone Division for Artisan Tile & Marble.
His career started in 1963 when Vigna was looking for work and his uncle told him there was a temporary job available at Everlasting Terrazzo, Tile and Marble in Trenton, New Jersey.
“I started as a helper in the field for a union contractor, became a setter and eventually worked my way into the office,” Vigna remembers.
Management sent him to night school to learn blueprint reading, and then promoted him to drafting. To further his education, he took architectural courses at Mercer County Community College and Princeton University.
After spending many years working in Trenton, Atlantic City and New York, Paul operated his own firm, Reynolds Tile, Terrazzo and Marble in Trenton for 14 years. In 1992, he joined Artisan Tile and Marble Company of New Jersey, which today is one of the largest commercial stone contractors in the state.
Shortly after he joined the company, he was promoted to president of the firm’s Artisan Stone Division.