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GIA appoints Matt Crimmin as VP of Laboratory Operations

(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.   

Industry veteran Patti Geolat names DCA’s Terry Chandler to Board of Something for Kelly Foundation

(DALLAS) - Patti Geolat of Geolat Companies announced the appointment of Terry Chandler, president of Diamond Council of America (DCA), to the board of the Something for Kelly Foundation.   

Motivated by the untimely death of her niece, Kelly Burk Nobbe, in 2009, Patti Geolat created a national foundation to prevent eating disorders in children ages 6 to 12.  Something for Kelly was launched this year during the National Eating Disorders Week, February 23 to March 1. Its mission is to empower children ages 6 to 12 to fight their predisposition to eating disorders. Through its programs and services, the foundation aspires to create a mind-set shift in children with a predisposition to eating disorders, assist them in recalibrating their relationship with food, and motivate them to voluntarily choose a healthier direction.

North American Jewelers announces staff expansion

(CHICAGO) - North American Jewelers is pleased to announce the addition of Dennis Williams and Sammy Smith to its sales force. Kurt Steckbeck, CEO, credits the company growth and the ability to expand its sales force to quick turnaround for labor intensive special orders, high quality, competitive pricing and commitment to customer service.