The Global Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) has appointed Douglas K. Hucker, to provide as its following main executive officer (CEO), changing Gary Roskin who has led the association for the previous seven decades.

In his new position, Hucker will operate to broaden ICA’s membership, fortify the organisation’s influence and methods, and uphold its position in general public and business affairs as an advocate for its members and the coloucred gemstone marketplace at huge.

Prior to becoming a member of the ICA, Hucker served as CEO of the American Gem Trade Affiliation (AGTA) over two a long time. His involvement in the industry incorporates participation on the boards of numerous associations, including the AGTA, the American Gem Society, the Jewellers Vigilance Committee, and the Entire world Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO).

He has also been a supporter of the Jewellers’ Protection Alliance and the Women’s Jewelry Affiliation.

The International Colored Gemstone Affiliation (ICA) is a non-earnings organisation, established specially to advantage the global colored gemstone field.

The association includes 500+ gem business leaders from mine to market, including miners, gem cutters, suppliers, retailers, trade associations, gemological laboratories, academia, museums, and extra, from 47 nations who are devoted to advancing and endorsing the expertise and appreciation of coloured gemstones.

Clement Sabbagh, ICA president, said: “We salute Gary on his departure and sincerely specific our gratitude for the exemplary work he has completed in his leadership part with our association.

“We are incredibly excited to have an specific as talented and fully commited as Douglas Hucker, who has a lengthy and tested report of affiliation management excellence, join our group. Doug provides confirmed management ‎skills, understanding of the marketplace, good moral qualifications and a eyesight for the foreseeable future that aligns correctly with our Board and our membership.”‎

Hucker additional: “I am particularly grateful to the ICA for the prospect they have supplied, which lets me to continue my passion and endeavours to continuously boost the coloured gemstone industry.”