GIA Appoints New Director of Global Jewelry Manufacturing Arts

The Gemological Institute of America named Mark B. Mann
director of Global Jewelry Manufacturing Arts.

Mann’s appointment, effective Feb. 28, gives him
responsibility to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate the institute’s global
JMA education programs. He will collaborate with GIA’s domestic and
international teaching faculty to improve and/or customize programs to suit
local markets and serve new target audiences.

Prior to joining GIA, he was director of product engineering
for Hearts On Fire, where he was responsible for ensuring jewelry quality and
performance and developing a certified service center program. He was also
formerly the director of professional certification and trade programs at Jewelers
of America, where he facilitated the development of certification programs for
jewelry manufacturing, sales and management at the retail level.

Mann also previously worked as a GIA supervisor and
instructor of jewelry manufacturing programs.

Mark B. Mann (Photo courtesy of GIA)


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