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On The Move


GIA New York Lab set to relocate to International Gem Tower

Institute purchases full floor in Extell’s new industry tower on 47th Street

(NEW YORK) - The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has announced plans to relocate its New York Laboratory to Extell’s International Gem Tower (IGT).

GIA has signed a contract to purchase an entire floor in the tower under construction on 47th Street. The nearly 30,000 square foot space will enable GIA to organize its staff and equipment in a more efficient way and continue to develop new services and enhanced business processes to benefit its clients and the gem and jewelry industry.

Jewelers for Children adds five to Board of Directors

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers for Children (JFC), the jewelry industry’s charity, is pleased to announce the election of five new directors. Patrick Drummond of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, Dan Mawicke of Richemont North America, Carol Pennelli of David Yurman, Sushil Goyal of 925 Sterling, and Bobby Wilkerson of Wilkerson and Associates were unanimously elected to the board at a meeting held on January 9, 2010.

I.B. Goodman tabs Winokur as new VP of Sales, Independent Division

(NEWPORT, Ky.) - Greg Winokur has joined the I.B. Goodman Company as the new Vice President of Sales for the Independent Jewelers Division, effective immediately, company President Jonathan Goodman Cohen announced.

Winokur has over 30 years experience in operations, sales and marketing management in the fine jewelry industry, serving as a VP of Operations for Sterling Jewelers, COO of Four Points Corp, Executive VP of Sales and Marketing for Blitz Mfg. and Regional Sales Manager for Simon Golub & Sons, Inc. His background in the retail jewelry world began at the age of 14 and even led to ownership of a jewelry store in La Jolla, CA.

Steve Dabbs joins Judy Carter & Associates

Insurance provider expands territory

Judy Carter, a 20 year industry veteran servicing the insurance needs of jewelry related businesses, has announced the expansion of her territory and the addition of her newest associate, Steve Dabbs.

“Steve has served the wholesale end of our industry for 12 years, developing many good relationships that will be an asset to our company,” said Carter.  “Our combined 30+ years of experience will allow us to serve our clients more efficiently and offer our customers the best of both worlds.

Stuller enlists Motorola executive as Chief Technology Officer

Prime manufacturer realigns management teams to focus on product development

(LAFAYETTE, La.) - Stuller, Inc. recently reaffirmed its commitment to new technology with the hiring of Carol Skarlat, the former CIO for Motorola’s Global Telecom Business Unit, to serve as the company’s new Chief Technology Officer. Skarlat began her tenure in January.

GIA honors John Koivula with the Richard T. Liddicoat Award for Distinguished Achievement

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) – The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has honored John Koivula, Chief Research Gemologist with the Richard T. Liddicoat Award for Distinguished Achievement, the highest tribute the Institute can bestow upon an individual.

GIA President and Chief Executive Officer Donna Baker presented the special honor to Koivula during a surprise ceremony on Dec. 17 at the Institute’s world headquarters in Carlsbad.

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