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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Mark Nechita, GIA VP of Global Human Resources

GIA Appoints Mark Nechita as VP of Global Human Resources
Institute adds global human resources and operational expertise

Mark Nechita, GIA’s vice president of
Global Human Resources. © GIA.
In a move that reflects GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) commitment to operational excellence, the Institute has appointed Mark Nechita as vice president of Global Human Resources. Nechita, who has extensive international experience in various industries including medical diagnostics and devices, high-growth consumer products, mining and software, brings both human resources and operational expertise to GIA.

“I am pleased to welcome Mark Nechita to our outstanding HR team,” said Donna Baker, GIA’s president and CEO. “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 in3 gems and jewelry. We look forward to the wealth of knowledge and the enthusiasm Mark brings with him to GIA.”

Nechita joins GIA from DJO Global, an international medical device company based in Vista, CA.  His HR and operational background spans more than 25years and several other industries, including both public and privately-held companies. Adding to his international expertise, Nechita lived in Hong Kong while supporting businesses in the Asia-Pacific region and has established both regional offices and business support operations in India. Through his service on the board of directors for several charitable organizations and industry associations, he is familiar with the nonprofit sector.

Nechita began his tenure with GIA on Monday, Nov. 5 and takes over the role formerly held by Linda Scholl, who led the GIA’s human resources efforts for ten years that included the Institute’s significant global expansion.

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About GIA
An independent nonprofit organization, GIA (Gemological Institute of America), established in 1931, is recognized as the world’s foremost authority in gemology. GIA invented the famous 4Cs of Color, Cut, Clarity and Carat Weight in the early 1950s and in 1953, created the International Diamond Grading System™ which, today, is recognized by virtually every professional jeweler in the world.

Through research, education, gemological laboratory services, and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism. Visit

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