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Dal LaMagna is a famous business success but that is only half the story. After leaving Harvard Business School he started Tweezerman with just $500. He made, you guessed it, tweezers. He did more than make it a winning business. He gave a 1/5 of the company to his employees and made the enterprise a flagship of the B-Corporation movement.
When he sold the company in 2005 for $57 million, his employees took home $12 million. He wrote a book called “Raising Eyebrows” about this winning combination of doing good while doing well. Dal’s passion for social justice and peace, led him to invest in storytellers who made films about the folly of the Iraq War. He was Executive Producer on several films about the war. He also helped document the remarkable friendship of Timothy Leary and Ram Das in “Dying to Know”. He executive produced a movie about the research into the health benefits of kindness called “The Last Dalai Lama?”.
Dal used his company and the movies as tools to change the world for the better. He also fought for progress the old fashioned way – he ran for office. Dal LaMagna was a candidate for Congress in 1996, 2000, and 2018 and for President in 2008. His message never wavered: dignity for workers, equal justice for all Americans, and a foreign policy of leading with an example of respect for one another. Dal was the first investor in IceStone in 2003 and took over management in 2012. Today he is the Chairman and Co-managing Partner and has continued to infuse IceStone with the idea that success should be measured by the quality of our products, the care with which we treat the earth and the love we show for our employees and our customers.
John has been enthralled with the arts from a young age. After teaching himself animation as a kid, it was no surprise that he went on to earn a degree in Cinema Arts from Columbia College in Chicago. From a focus on traditional animation in school to exploration of stop-action animation, live action film and game design and development, John was always pushing the envelope in his desire to tell stories with art. Today, John’s creative vision is brought to bear on works of art that are much more concrete – the beautiful and sustainable counters, vanities, and patio uses of IceStone surfaces. Since joining IceStone in 2017, John has shown both a great eye but also the ability to listen to homeowners and residential builders to match the customer’s vision with the perfect IceStone product.
After leaving his native Colorado, Doug found success in New York at the intersection of creativity and commerce. He helped forge over $850 million worth of real estate transactions by bringing together like-minded people with a shared aesthetic. He brought this same talent to the advertising business as the executive producer of more than $200 million in TV spots. Doug also co-produced the award-winning independent feature “The Cost of Living.” Since joining IceStone in 2018, Doug has been using his discerning eye and deep understanding of all things real estate to introduce his clients to the perfect environmentally responsible countertop.