The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) announced the appointment of Howard M. Pomerantz, former executive director of Kerr Products, as executive director of GIA GEM Instruments. Charles & Colvard Ltd., recently named Dennis M. Reed as vice president, sales. Idaho Opal & Gem Corp. has appointed Chris Mockett, G.G., as colored gemstone manager and buyer. Bill Montalto Sr., chief administrative officer for Sterling Jewelers Inc., has been elected to serve on the board of directors of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC). Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA) recently appointed Jennifer Perkins to the position of director of membership and Yancy Weinrich to the position of vice president of planning and development. Perkins will be based at the organization's headquarters in Rhode Island. Weinrich will work from MJSA's New York office. JewelAmerica

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