North Star Stone and Masonry, a leader for top quality brick, block, stone and landscaping materials in southern Minnesota, has hired Mitch Regal as technical sales representative. In this newly created position, Regal will lead all sales, marketing and distribution programs for the recently acquired license for Keystone® Retaining Wall products. Moreover, Regal will collaborate with other North Star sales representatives to promote the company's full line of products serving the construction, masonry and landscape markets.

Prior to joining North Star Stone and Masonry, Regal worked for 18 years as a specifications representative, an engineered wall representative and a national accounts representative for a Minnesota-based structural segmental retaining wall systems company. Regal earned a B.S. degree in agricultural business from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

North Star Stone and Masonry (formerly Rochester Brick, Mankato Brick and Concrete Materials) serves southern Minnesota builders, architects, contractors and homeowners. Their products include clay face brick, manufactured and natural stone veneers, architectural block, concrete and stone pavers, flagstone, natural stone, concrete retaining wall products and more.

For more information call 507-451-7278 or 800-258-1129. The company's Web site is located at