(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - GIA (Gemological Institute of America) has appointed Matt Crimmin as vice president of Laboratory Operations. Crimmin, who helped lead operational aspects of GIA’s international lab expansion from 2006 to 2009, brings valuable experience with global management and strategic initiatives to the role.
“As a member of our growing team, Matt Crimmin will help improve operations at GIA’s laboratories,” said Tom Moses, executive vice president and chief laboratory and research officer for GIA. “He made a significant contribution to the development of lab processes as GIA expanded, and has since gained experience in cross-functional management on a global scale. I’m confident that Matt will again make a significant contribution as we work to meet the expanding demand for services while maintaining our quality standards.”
Crimmin joins GIA from multinational consumer goods company Procter & Gamble. From 2010 to 2011, he served as GIA’s director of Laboratory Strategic Initiatives; prior to that he worked as consultant for GIA and other consumer and luxury goods companies. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University.
Crimmin began his current tenure with GIA on April 8 and will report to Tom Moses. He will oversee regional laboratory operations, focusing on Africa and the Middle East.
For more information please visit www.gia.edu.