Meet Our Team

The IceStone Family

Lisa Bowen

President and Co-Managing Partner

Lisa started out handling orders at Tweezerman in 1982 and ten years later became its President. During her time at the helm, she grew the company from $2 million in sales to $32 million while being honored for her work to empower the employees of the company and for using the company to support the fight against breast cancer and to support the non-profit, Dress for Success. When Tweezerman was sold in 2004, Lisa stayed with the company until she left four years later to raise her twin sons. Lisa was reunited with Dal LaMagna, the father of Tweezerman, when she came to join him at IceStone in 2015 and, a year later, was installed as the President of the company. Today the twins are older, but still a handful, and Lisa is President and Co-Managing partner of IceStone.

Dal LaMagna

Chairman and Co-Managing Partner

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.

Ashon McCollin

Director of Marketing and Communications

After studying Media Arts and Business management at Long Island University, Ashon went on to spend over a decade helping to build brands in the entertainment and hospitality industries. Ashon joined IceStone in 2017 and when he is not writing, talking or doodling about environmentally responsible surfaces, he can be found exploring the unlimited supply of great music and interesting food in New York.

Kunchok Tsering

Production & Quality Control Associate

When Kunchok came to IceStone from his native Tibet in 2008, he brought with him a commitment to workmanship and precision that quickly made him an indispensable part of the manufacturing team. He lovingly inspects and hand finishes each finished surface. He also has done his best to teach the rest of the team a little Lhasa Tibetan.

John D’Acunto

Residential Sales Coordinator

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.

Cathy Rodriguez

Accounts Manager

As the member of the team with the longest tenure, having started in 2007, Cathy is the person we all turn to when we have a question about the history of IceStone. After starting in accounting, she now runs the department and seemingly knows every account receivable and account payable and where to find every shard of recycled glass, every grain of Portland cement and every drop of non-toxic pigment in our factory. If it’s happening at IceStone, Cathy knows about it.

Mike Cook

Plant Manager & Director of Research and Development

If the creation of an IceStone surface is part art and part science, Mike Cook is our resident professor of arts and sciences. Since leaving his native Montana, Mike has been studying, teaching and preaching about what makes materials strong, beautiful and sustainable. He has run the production line for a giant publicly traded building materials company and he has also launched a startup that produced ultra high performance concrete countertops. Since joining IceStone, Mike has developed the New IceStone by making our countertops some of the most durable and heat/UV resistant on the market. If you’d like to talk about what makes IceStone special, give Mike a call, he wrote the book.
Mike Cook
Doug McCulloch

Doug McCulloch

Sales Director

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.