Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board
Lawrence Miller has served as Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of our general partner since our formation in April 2004 and had served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Cornerstone, from March 1999 through April 2004. Prior to joining Cornerstone, Mr. Miller was employed by The Loewen Group, Inc., where he served in various management positions, including Executive Vice President of Operations from January 1997 until June 1998, and President of the Cemetery Division from March of 1995 until December 1996. Prior to joining The Loewen Group, Mr. Miller served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Osiris Holding Corporation, a private consolidator of cemeteries and funeral homes, of which Mr. Miller was one-third owner, from November 1987 until March 1995, when Osiris was sold to The Loewen Group. Mr. Miller served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Morlan International, Inc., one of the first publicly traded cemetery and funeral home consolidators, from 1982 until 1987, when Morlan was sold to Service Corporation International.
Michael L. Stache
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Michael L. Stache has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since our formation in April 2004 and had served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Cornerstone Family Services from March 1999 through April 2004. Prior to joining Cornerstone, Mr. Stache was with Loewen Group International, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Loewen Group, Inc., between March 1995 and March 1999. Mr. Stache also served as Vice President of Funeral Home Advanced Planning for the United States and Canada for The Loewen Group from January 1999 until he joined Cornerstone in March 1999. Mr. Stache previously served in several different capacities with The Loewen Group, including Regional President of the North Central Region between 1996 and 1999 and Regional Vice President of Cemetery Operations in the Midwest between 1995 and 1996. Mr. Stache served as Vice President of Operations for Osiris Holding Corporation between 1994 and 1995 and as General Manager between 1988 and 1994.
Timothy K. Yost
Chief Financial Officer
Timothy K. Yost was named Chief Financial Officer in March 2012. Prior to that, he had been our Vice President of Financial Reporting and Investor Relations since November 2004. Before joining us, Mr. Yost was the Chief Financial Officer of SpinCycle, Inc. a national chain of coin-operated laundromats. He began with them in 1997. From October 1995 through May 1997, he was a controller for the Magellan Corporations, a real estate limited partnership syndicate specializing in the development and acquisition of multi-unit residential properties. From October 1991 through October 1995, Mr. Yost headed the Premium Accounting Department for Republic Western Insurance Company, a division of U-Haul International.
Paul Waimberg became Treasurer in March 2012. Prior to that, he had served as our Vice President of Finance and Corporate Development since our formation in April 2004 and had served as Vice President of Finance of Cornerstone from March 1999 through April 2004. Mr. Waimberg was previously employed at The Loewen Group, Inc. from 1995 to 1999, where he was responsible for all accounting acquisition functions and internal and external financial reporting as Vice President of Cemetery Accounting. He had approximately 80 employees reporting to him who were responsible for all general ledger functions for 500 companies. Prior to joining The Loewen Group in 1995, he carried out all accounting responsibilities for Osiris Holding Corporation before it merged into The Loewen Group. Mr. Waimberg joined Osiris in July 1990 as its Controller.
Vaughn J. Giwa
Senior Vice President of Sales
Vaughn Giwa was recently named Vice President of Sales for StoneMor Partners. He had served in area and regional capacities for StoneMor’s midwest properties since 2006. Mr. Giwa performed as Director of Sales, Central Region, for Cold Spring Granite from 2004-2006. From 1996 to 2004, Mr. Giwa acted as Sales Manager and Regional Vice President for Loewen Group and, subsequently, Alderwoods. Prior to that, he had worked as Sales Counselor for Eldridge’s Michigan properties.
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Gregg Strom has been Senior Vice President of Business Development since our formation in April 2004 and had acted as Vice President of Business Development of Cornerstone since March 1999. Mr. Strom previously acted as the Vice President of Cemetery Operations for The Loewen Group, Inc.’s Cemetery and Combination Division, which he joined in 1995. From 1990 to 1995, Mr. Strom was National Director of Sales, Marketing and Corporate Development at Osiris Holding Corporation. Before 1990, Mr. Strom held various positions with Osiris, Service Corporation International, and Morlan International, Inc.