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McDermott & Bull Places Vice President, Finance & Accounting at MS International, Inc.

IRVINE, California, April 20, 2017McDermott & Bull, one of the largest executive search firms in the Americas and the fastest-growing firm within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Karl Shin as Vice President, Finance & Accounting with MS International, Inc. (MSI), the leading importer of natural stones, countertops, landscaping tiles, and porcelain in North America.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Chris Bull, Managing Partner; Rob Gross, Associate Principal Consultant; and Shree Thakarar, Senior Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Bull, “Karl is a bright and driven finance & accounting executive.  He is a calculated individual that stops at nothing to reach his goals, and we know he will be happy and successful at MSI.”

Shin earned his Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Accounting and started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers.  He later moved into the distribution space at Industrial Distribution Group (IDG), starting as a Senior Accounting Analyst and working his way to the Vice President of Finance role.  Prior to joining MSI, Shin was Senior Vice President of Finance and Acquisitions at Relevant Solutions, LLC, a company specializing in industrial controls and automation solutions.

Shin received a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce (Accounting concentration) from the University of Virginia and completed The Emerging CFO – Strategic Financial Leadership Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education.

About MS International, Inc.

Founded in 1975, MSI imports over 38,000 containers per year and manages an inventory of over 125 million square feet, including hundreds of thousands of slabs of natural stone and quartz.

MSI’s strategy is to work with our customers to enhance the homes and projects of consumers in North America by providing a wide selection of products that are innovative, affordable, and accessible from a single supplier. MSI offers the most competitively priced products with the widest selection and most rapid delivery times available. MSI’s selections include over 5,000 SKUs including natural stone (granite, marble, travertine, slate, limestone, quartzite and sandstone), porcelain, ceramic, glass and quartz. MSI accurately forecasts customer demand and manages inventory levels to ensure that all required products and services needs are provided efficiently and on time.

MSI’s merchandising programs include advanced display systems to enable customers the opportunity to touch and experience our products. Our well trained and knowledgeable sales force can provide you with the right tools and information required to sell natural stone.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull has been redefining expectations within the world of executive search since 2001.  The firm’s practice leaders, all of whom have substantial executive experience, are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  With the advent of MB Interim Leaders in 2011, McDermott & Bull is powerfully equipped to service both the permanent and interim needs of its clients.  Respected companies including Aramark, CoreLogic, Epson America, Hyundai Capital America, In-N-Out Burger, Kaiser Aluminum, Unified Grocers, Western Federal Credit Union (UNIFY Financial Credit Union), Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Chicken of the Sea, Western Digital, Golden State Foods, Google, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, Comerica Bank, Union Bank, as well as portfolio companies owned by private equity firms such as Riverside Company, Sun Capital Partners, ClearLight Partners, Swander Pace Capital, Chicago Growth Partners, Atar Capital, and Riordan, Lewis & Hayden, have all partnered with McDermott & Bull.  Additionally, the firm’s Executive Network program provides valuable resources for and offers opportunities to build meaningful relationships with thousands of C-Suite and VP-level executives throughout the country.