(DALLAS) – The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) announced the results of it’s annual AGTA Board of Directors election. Bruce Bridges, of Bridges Tsavorite, and Jeffrey Bilgore, of Jeffrey Bilgore, LLC, were both re-elected to the Board; and Charles Carmona, Guild Laboratories, and Robert Van Wagoner, Beija-Flor, were newly-elected. The Directors-elect will take office February 2015, and will serve three-year terms.
The following Members will continue with their positions on the Board:
Ruben Bindra, President
Gina Latendresse, Director
Gerry Manning, Vice Pres.
Niveet Nagpal, Director
Cynthia Renee, Secretary
Avi Raz, Director
Pramod Agrawal, Director
Simon Watt, Director
Sushil Goyal, Director
Larry Woods, Director
William Heher, Director
AGTA would also like to recognize those Board Members whose terms will be coming to an end – John Bachman, of John Bachman, Inc. and Bear Williams, of Bear Essentials. Their years of service and dedication to AGTA and the Board of Directors is greatly appreciated.
The Nominating Committee was chaired by Past President Benjamin Hackman. The Committee Members were Jeffrey Bilgore, Neal Litman, Douglas Parker, Avi Raz and Ray Zajiceck.
The AGTA Board of Directors holds elections on a rotating cycle in order to guarantee coherence of the Board’s long-term plans. The new Board Members will be introduced at the AGTA Membership Meeting, which is open to all AGTA Members and will be held Friday, February 6, 2015, at AGTA GemFair™ Tucson.
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