One of the most prolific personalities of the stone industry was Maurizio Bertoli. One can even consider Maurizio as a ‘cornerstone’ of modern stone care. He had been around in the stone industry since the age of 16, working part-time as a marble-setter in Parma, Italy while pursuing college at the same time. Since then, he had contributed to various parts of the world his extensive knowledge on petrography and natural stone chemistry.
One of the probably simplest and most effective contributions Maurizio gave was the ‘lemon-juice test’ – which became the established procedure for consumers in choosing and determining a granite’s suitability, durability, and authenticity. In 1996, he started his own line of stone care products, MB Stone Care, which became the standard in cleaning, maintaining, and restoring natural stone such as granite and marble, until now.
Maurizio Bertoli passed away in an automotive accident in August 14, 2008.