Kathleen Carle of JC Stone, has been appointed to the 2014 Women in Stone steering committee for the Marble Institute of America. Carle was also recently voted in as the first woman to sit on the Maine Aggregate Board.
As one of only three woman to own stone quarries in the US Carle continues to push the ceiling of the stone industry.
The Women in Stone retains and advances women who have chosen a career in the stone industry, as well as recruits women into the industry, the release said.
Kathleen Carle primarily focuses on marketing, sales production, internal organization and staff development for the firm.
Jamie Carle opened the company’s first quarry, in Washington, nearly 20 years ago. The pair opened a full stone center in 2000 and now have more than 40 employees. The firm operates eight quarries, providing both dimensional block and natural landscape products.
In 2009, JC Stone was awarded The Marble Institute of America’s Pinnacle Award for its work on the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. The award honors stone companies around the world for projects that show beauty, creativity, ingenuity and craftsmanship, exemplifying professional mastery in the use of natural stone, according to the release.