August 23, 2017
Sareen Stone’s Sales and Product Development Manager, Angie Squires, has experienced the adventure, the dramas and the sheer delights of the stone industry.
Angie left University with her Masters of Science where she majored in Biochemistry. Initially she worked on clinical trials for large pharmaceutical companies and later moved into the computer industry.
A chance meeting with a colleague saw Angie make the move to the stone industry and work part-time while her children were younger and really she has never looked back. Part-time quickly became full-time when she was asked to set up the retail channel for Sareen Stone some 15 years ago.
An opportunity saw Angie leave Sareen Stone and begin traversing the globe to seek new product offerings. Working in countries such as Turkey and India, Angie paved the way for women to be an accepted part of what was traditionally a man’s world.
She particularly loved working within different cultures and on large projects. Angie had the privilege on occasion to be invited into locals’ homes for dinner and will never forget her trip to the Taj Mahal when she was chauffeured through the construction chaos just prior to the Commonwealth Games in Delhi – the trip took them 16 hours instead of the estimated 4!
After 5 successful years of travelling the globe for quality natural stone products she decided to take on yet another major challenge - sourcing, importing and then setting up stone displays for retail stores.
Angie returned to Sareen Stone in 2016 and grabbed the opportunity to combine her knowledge of the stone industry with her love of interior design and the fashion side of stone in her role as Sales and Product Development Manager. Angie works with stone suppliers throughout the world and travels to international Stone Fairs seeking the latest stone products available.
When Angie has her feet on the ground and the weekend comes around she is a regular on the golf course and loves to take Tammi, her Alaskan Malamute for a walk – or possibly it’s the other way around! She also loves photography and indulging her creative side by painting or making mosaics. Luckily travel is another of Angie’s favourite things.
If you need to discuss the details of your next project, are looking for customised stone or would like to receive samples of Sareen Stone’s latest products, contact Angie on 0418 271 302 or email [email protected]
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