Diamonds / Industry

DMIA Elects Stuart Samuels As New President


On Feb. 9, the Diamond Manufacturers and Importers Association of America (DMIA) chose Stuart Samuels (pictured) as its new president.

Samuels, a principal with Premier Gem Corp. in New York City, has long been involved with the group.

He succeeds Ronnie Vanderlinden, who has headed the group since 2013.

The group also elected as vice presidents Saul Goldberg, Eli Haas, Hertz Hasenfeld, Matthew Schamroth, and Parag Shah. Russell Kwiat was elected secretary and Marc Knobloch treasurer.

The DMIA’s newly elected board of directors will include Jose Batista, David Bialo, David Doppelt, Abe Fastag, Ishaia Gol, Ben Goldberg, Patrice Gordon, Bharat Gandhi, Tom Heyman, Danny Kaleko, Moshe Klein, Danny Klugman, Alan Rehs, Michael Steinmetz, Michael Verstandig, Scott West, and Stanley Zale.

(Photo courtesy of the Diamond Manufacturers and Importers Association of America)

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By: Rob Bates

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