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Sun Valley, CA (Oct. 06, 2006) - CaesarStone, the original manufacturer of quartz surfaces, has hired Greg Bassett as Technical Services Director. Bassett is responsible for the development and implementation of the new CaesarStone Advantage Program. This is the first industry program of its kind and provides fabricators and installers with numerous promotions, discounts, training, and reward points. He is also responsible for managing all field technical service, the warranty department and customer service department. Bassett reports directly to president Arik Tendler.

"We are thrilled to have someone with Greg's enthusiasm and experience heading up the new Advantage Program," said Tendler. "He has already become an integral part of the company."

One of the key facets of the CaesarStone Advantage Program is the ability for fabricators to collect Advantage Points that can be used to purchase tools, supplies, trips, and more. The CaesarStone Advantage Program also provides training, technical support, discounted tools, contests, promotions, a monthly newsletter and bonus points. For more information, please visit the CaesarStone Advantage Program Web site at www.caesarstoneadvantage.com.

"CaesarStone is honored to be backed by the Good Housekeeping Seal," said Arik Tendler, president of CaesarStone. "Just as Good Housekeeping is committed to recommending products that add to its reader's quality of life, CaesarStone shares this commitment and is thrilled to represent a magazine of such distinction."

"I am really proud about the benefits we're providing fabricators with the new Advantage Program," said Greg Bassett, Technical Service Director. "This innovative program is a great way to motivate and reward our fabricators who are constantly going above and beyond the scope of what is necessary. This is just one way that CaesarStone is conveying how much we appreciate these partnerships."

A resident of Stevenson Ranch, Calif., Bassett received a bachelor's degree in management from the University of Phoenix. In his off hours, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Lisa, and their eight-month-old son Josh.

About CaesarStone
CaesarStone is the original quartz surface manufacturer. The company is headquartered in Southern California with offices in Los Angeles, CA;, San Francisco, CA, San Diego, CA, Seattle, WA, Miami, FL and New York City. CaesarStone produces premium quartz surfaces, complementing any design application, from traditional to contemporary, for both home and commercial applications. Price range is from $70 to $120 per square foot installed. CaesarStone products are available through kitchen and bath retailers, fabricators, architects, designers, builders and distributors nationwide.

Offering a Lifetime Warranty as of February 15, 2008, their products are stain, scratch and heat resistant. CaesarStone has earned the respected Good Housekeeping Seal from Good Housekeeping Research Institute in addition to ISO 14001 (environmental management system), ISO 9002 (quality management standard) and NSF (public health and safety) certification.

For more information about CaesarStone and its products, please visit the company's website at www.CaesarStoneUS.com, or call toll-free 877-9QUARTZ (877-978-2789).