About our team
Jean (John) St-Onge, President
Over 15 years experience in the stone business. He has travelled the world to discover rare stones in various quarries. He was President of a well-known International Stone Group for many years before founding ICON STONE & TILE.
Only one word can describe the personage, his motivation, his creation, his life: PASSION; Passion for design, passion for trends, passion for perfection, materials and textures. Since 1994, Jean St-Onge has cultivated a passion for stone by providing what each clients value the most. After getting his Business degree from Laval University in Canada, he started out as a Marketing Manager for a worldwide well-established natural stone trader. For 7 years, he travelled extensively to Italy, China, India, South Africa, Turkey, Brazil, etc…searching the worldwide quarries to bring the very latest in products and rare natural stones. He then joined a 65 millions/year billing cie, as President of the tile and slab subsidiaries for another 5 years before founding his own fabrication shop: ICON STONE & TILE. All the verve and enthusiasm that emanates from this entrepreneur gives ICON STONE & TILE a very personal dimension and as a result, a very original enterprise.
Sophie Bélanger, V.P. Marketing
Sophie Bélanger was a senior graphic designer in the Montreal and Toronto agency community and previously Vice-President Marketing for the second biggest granite-marble-French limestone manufacturer in the world before moving to Calgary with her husband and ICON partner, Jean St-Onge. In her role at ICON, Sophie has responsibility for all marketing initiatives as she works to develop efficient marketing tools, new product launches, special events as well as to oversee the Specification/Sales Team.
Accomplished marketing executive with over 15-year track record of successful category and brand building in the tile and natural stone Industry, she is renowned in the trade for her excellent knowledge of stone, organizational skills, energetic personality and bursting creativity.
In 2008, Sophie has developed an A.I.A./CES Continuing Educational Program: SPECIFYING NATURAL STONE. Her Educational Program was accredited by the American Institute of Architects (A.I.A.), and is delivered by facilitators to architects worldwide.
Raphael Soligo, V.P.
Ramacieri Soligo owner, Montréal, QC
His Italian roots are tangible, and good taste emanates from the collections he carefully selects worldwide and imports. Raphael along with his sister Sylvia and brother David run 2 renowned design centers in Montreal city & Quebec City. His dad Joseph Soligo started out the business back in 1970 and it never stopped growing, providing customers with a wider selection of distinctive tiles, decoratives, faucets, sinks, bathtubs, showers.
Our other executives, project managers, and craftsmen are all experts in their fields.