Sun Valley, Calif.-Based CaesarStone USA Hires Sagi Cohen as Chief Operating Officer

Sun Valley, CA (Aug. 15, 2006) - CaesarStone, the original manufacturer of quartz surfaces, has hired Sagi Cohen as its new chief operating officer (COO). Cohen will be responsible for managing and directing CaesarStone's operational functions in the United States. He will also be responsible for directing and overseeing the company's sales, human resources, logistics, and branch and distributor operations, as well as participation in industry tradeshows, organizations and associations. As COO, Cohen will report directly to president Arik Tendler.

"With his extensive experience in operations, logistics, marketing and sales, Cohen is a tremendous asset to CaesarStone," said Tendler. "We are thrilled to have him on board and are confident he'll play an integral part in the growth of the company."

Prior to joining CaesarStone, Cohen was marketing manager at Paz Oil Company Ltd. in Israel where he managed 130 convenience stores and was responsible for the company's marketing strategy. Cohen began his career at Paz Oil as vice president of sales and marketing and was responsible for more than $500 million in sales a year. Other professional experience includes serving as business department manager at Pelephone Communications and national sales and distribution manager at Strauss Marketing LTD.

A resident of Cupertino, Calif., Cohen received a bachelor's degree in management and political science from Ramat-Gan College in Tel Aviv. In his off hours, he enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, who range from one to 10 years old. Cohen also enjoys traveling, playing basketball, and playing and listening to music.

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, or call toll-free 877-9QUARTZ (877-978-2789).

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