The Worldwide Colored Gemstone Affiliation (ICA) has appointed Douglas K. Hucker, to provide as its upcoming chief government officer (CEO), replacing Gary Roskin who has led the affiliation for the previous 7 decades.

In his new role, Hucker will operate to extend ICA’s membership, bolster the organisation’s affect and methods, and uphold its purpose in public and marketplace affairs as an advocate for its customers and the coloucred gemstone market at large.

Prior to becoming a member of the ICA, Hucker served as CEO of the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) around two a long time. His involvement in the marketplace contains participation on the boards of many associations, which includes the AGTA, the American Gem Modern society, the Jewellers Vigilance Committee, and the Earth Jewelry Confederation (CIBJO).

He has also been a supporter of the Jewellers’ Stability Alliance and the Women’s Jewelry Affiliation.

The Global Coloured Gemstone Affiliation (ICA) is a non-profit organisation, produced especially to gain the global colored gemstone business.

The affiliation comprises 500+ gem market leaders from mine to sector, such as miners, gem cutters, suppliers, vendors, trade associations, gemological laboratories, academia, museums, and a lot more, from 47 nations around the world who are devoted to advancing and advertising the understanding and appreciation of colored gemstones.

Clement Sabbagh, ICA president, reported: “We salute Gary on his departure and sincerely express our gratitude for the exemplary work he has finished in his management part with our affiliation.

“We are quite energized to have an individual as proficient and fully commited as Douglas Hucker, who has a lengthy and confirmed record of affiliation management excellence, be a part of our workforce. Doug provides tested leadership ‎skills, know-how of the business, strong ethical qualifications and a eyesight for the foreseeable future that aligns beautifully with our Board and our membership.”‎

Hucker additional: “I am extremely grateful to the ICA for the option they have furnished, which makes it possible for me to go on my passion and initiatives to constantly enhance the coloured gemstone business.”