AGTA elects new directors

The American Gem Trade Association on Thursday announced the results of the 2006 elections for the AGTA Board of Directors. The new officers will serve three-year terms and will be inducted at the AGTA membership meeting on Feb. 5 in Tucson, Ariz.

The following officers were elected:
President: Rick Krementz, RKG 1866, LLC
Vice President: Omi Nagpal, Omi Gems, Inc.
Secretary: Kambiz Sabouri, Gem 2000, Inc.
Treasurer: Sampat Poddar, Byrex Gems, Inc.
Director: Betty Sue King, King’s Ransom
Director: Glenn Lehrer, Glenn Lehrer Designs
Director: Peter Bazar, Imperial-Deltah, Inc.

The newly elected members of the Board will join the following Officers and Directors who are currently serving terms on the AGTA Board:
Vice President: Barbara Lawrence, Boston Gems and Findings, Inc.
Secretary: Rick Krementz, RKG 1866, LLC
Director: Michael Avram, Gemtech International Corp.
Director: Steven Stieglitz, Steven B. Stieglitz
Director: Surinder Mittal, The Kay El Company, Inc.
Director: Robert Bentley, Robert Bentley Company, Inc.
Past President: Eric Braunwart, Columbia Gem House, Inc.

The AGTA Board of Directors holds elections on a rotating cycle in order to guarantee coherence of the Board’s long-term plans. The AGTA Membership Meeting is open to all AGTA members and will be held Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m. at the Tucson Convention Center in the Mohave Room.

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