GIA Appoints New VP

The Gemological Institute of America has appointed Mark Nechita as vice president of global human resources. 

Nechita joins GIA from DJO Global, an international medical device company based in Vista, Calif. He replaces Linda Scholl, who led the GIA’s human resources efforts for 10 years.

“Mark’s diverse global experience will play an important role as GIA develops and improves to meet the needs of the global market while remaining focused on our mission of ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry,” said Donna Baker, GIA’s president and CEO, in a statement.