We are…

Manufacturers

Our team has been making IceStone recycled glass surfaces in the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard in Brooklyn, NY since 2003. We are proud to provide quality manufacturing jobs right here in America. With the help of our partners, IceStone surfaces are distributed throughout the US & Canada.

Curators

We carefully select beautiful, quality, and responsibly made products to add to our portfolio of countertop surfaces, taking the time to vet manufacturers to ensure they meet the highest standards of workplace compliance and environmental regulations. Our stock in Brooklyn helps us to deliver on lead times and meet project deadlines.

Changemakers

As a founding B Corp, IceStone employees are joined together by a common goal: to continually improve the growth and development of our triple bottom line mission of People, Planet, and Profit. Employees own 10% of the company and have an active voice in the operation and direction of the company.

Our Story

IceStone began in 2003 with a simple concept; transform waste glass into something beautiful. Co-founders Miranda Magagnini and Peter Strugatz set out to create a business that integrated sustainable, responsible practices from process to product, and to provide a high design solution that would address a real problem. With capital investment from angel investors such as Ben Cohen from Ben & Jerry’s, activist and author Dal LaMagna, the founder of Tweezerman, Greg Steltenpohl from Odwalla, and Gary Hirshberg from Stonyfield Farm, IceStone recycled glass surfaces were brought to market. IceStone has diverted over 16 million pounds of glass from landfills, and has made its employees partners of the company, all while manufacturing our product in the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard. Today, IceStone’s signature recycled glass and cement products remain an icon of the new countertop industry, delivering unparalleled style that brings design projects to life.

Every IceStone slab is made in our 55,000-square-foot repurposed facility in the Brooklyn Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York that dates back to the early 1900’s. Since our founding in 2003, we have made many improvements to the building, while still retaining its historic exterior:

Our factory is daylit with sky lights, reducing energy consumption.

A water recycling system is used in our production process.

Any unusable glass or cement can be recycled

Our goal is to become a zero-waste facility. We are pretty close; we currently recycle over 90% of our waste!

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Alejandro Vidal

Operations Team Member

Ashon McCollin

Marketing Manager
Ashon graduated from Long Island University with a degree in Media Arts and a minor in Business Management. He has been a marketing professional for over 10 years in various industries including entertainment, hospitality, and now the kitchen & bath industry. Ashon has been with IceStone since 2017.

Cathy Rodriguez

Accounts Receivable

Dal LaMagna

CEO
Dal LaMagna is best known as the Tweezerman for the eyebrow tweezers and company he created in 1979 with $500. While at Tweezerman, Dal made the company a founding B Corporation Member, gave 20% of the company to his employees, ran for US Congress in 1996 and 2000, in 2001 got a MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government where he was named a Littauer Fellow. In 2005, he sold the Tweezerman Company for $57 million of which his employees got $12 million. Dal then spent several years trying to negotiate a cease fire between Iraqi insurgents and the Coalition Forces and ran in the New Hampshire Primary for President in 2008. Dal has Executive Produced several Iraq War Movies – “Iraq For Sale” “Meeting Resistance”, “The Ground Truth” and “War Tapes. He also Executive Produced “Dying to Know” the life long friendship of Timothy Leary and Ram Dass, and “The Last Dali Lama?” He Associate Produced “Requiem For The American Dream” featuring Noam Chomsky. Dal received his MBA from Harvard in 1971. Dal was the first investor of IceStone in 2004 and became its CEO in 2012.

Dawa Lobsang

Operations Team Member

Dorothy Handelman

Architectural Sales
Dorothy's background is in photography and design and in that capacity is where she had met Dal LaMagna when his company at the time, Tweezerman, was in its infancy. Dorothy reconnected with Dal and learned about IceStone and became an instant admirer of this material and the social mission of the company. Dorothy's role for IceStone is to build its business through the network of like minded homeowners, architects, designers and builders who are seeking healthy, attractive, durable surface options that are sustainably manufactured in Brooklyn, New York by a dedicated team of hard working people.

Doug McCulloch

Sales
Doug grew up in Colorado doing all things outdoors and graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder before heading to New York to seek his fortune. Since then he has had over twenty-five years of sales, project management and film production experience. He has closed over $850 million in residential, commercial, and retail real estate transactions and executive produced over $200 million in aired national television commercials. He co-produced the multiple award winning independent feature “The Cost of Living”. Doug joined IceStone in 2018 to build relationships within the construction, design and real estate communities.

Gyaltsen Dhonden

Operations Team Member

Jampa Cholek

Operations Team Member
Jampa was born in Tibet to a peasant family. His parents were small farmers who mostly grew buckwheat and potatoes. During the Maoist Chinese occupation his family land was seized. He fled to India with his sister and his uncle at age of 11. In 2007 he came to New York and in 2008, got a job with IceStone through an old friend of his Thupten Wangchuk who was already working at IceStone. Jampa is a Buddhist.

Jigme Gyaltso

Operations Team Member

John D'Acunto

Residential Sales Associate
John graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Cinema Arts with a focus on traditional animation. His interests also includes stop-motion animation and live action film. John taught himself the basics of animation at a young age to feed his appetite for art and storytelling. He is also experienced in game design and has helped out as a developer on various projects. John joined the IceStone family in 2017 working as a residential sales associate assisting homeowners looking for eco-friendly countertops and assisting in day to day operations.

Kunchok Tsering

Operations Team Member

Lisa Bowen

President
Lisa Bowen started her working career joining the Tweezerman Corporation in 1982 handling fulfillment of orders. That year Tweezerman sales were $450,000. Over the years the company grew and so did her role as an assistant to the founder, Dal LaMagna. She became President of Tweezerman in 1992 and remained so for the next 14 years growing the company from $2 million in sales to $32 million. In 1993 Tweezerman received the HIP (Health Insurance Plan) Spirit Award for employee empowerment, customer service and community involvement. In 2000 she was honored by the Beth Tortolani Foundation for her work through Tweezerman on Breast Cancer Awareness. When the Zwilling Company bought Tweezerman in 2004 sales were $32 million and Zwilling kept Lisa on as the President. In 2007 Lisa received a Philanthropic Award for Corporate Citizenship from Dress for Success. In 2008 Lisa left Tweezerman to raise her twin sons. She joined IceStone in 2015 to help Dal turn around IceStone and has been president since 2016.

Rafael Huerta

IT Manager

Sonam Dhargye

Operations Team Member
Sonam Dhargye was born in Tibet and in 1959 escaped into India at a young age along with thousands of Tibetan refugees fleeing the Chinese invasion of their country. Soon after, Sonam entered the Gyuto Tantric Monastery where he was ordained by Ling Rinpoche, senior tutor to The Dalai Lama, and remained a monk for 25 years. In 1987 he was honored to be selected by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to become the youngest chant master in the more than 500 year history of the monastery. Sonam was quickly recognized for his extraordinary talents in tantric ritual arts such as the creation of sand mandalas.  In particular, Sonam is a highly accomplished master of the art of Tibetan Buddhist butter sculpture, called toma, in which yak butter and die are combined to create stunningly detailed temporary figures, rich with symbolic meaning. Sonam served for many years as ritual assistant to the late Gelek Rinpoche founder of the Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. and has also created butter sculptures at significant events for His Holiness. In addition, his work has been exhibited at the Asia Society in New York, the Aspen Institute in Colorado, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art Museum where he has created Sand Mandala that has been on display since 1991 made out of glass sand from 3M company. He currently lives in New York.

Careers

We’re always looking for great people who share our passion for innovative, healthy and human centered design. Ready to join the team?

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