Gemological Science International (GSI), the third-largest gemological laboratory in the U.S., recently opened a satellite office in Israel. Located in the Diamond Tower in Ramat Gan, GSI Israel is the latest in the company’s expansion, according to CEO Mark Gershburg.
“GSI is now strategically positioned in three of the world’s major centers: New York City, Mumbai where we recently expanded top management, and now Ramat Gan. These changes will allow us to better attend to the needs of our international clientele and to continue the implementation of our long-term plans,” said Mr. Gershburg. “The increased need for lab services is a very positive sign not only for GSI but for our entire industry,” he added.
In the near future, GSI plans to expand the Israeli satellite office into a full-fledged laboratory, which will deliver the wide range of lab services that the company offers in the U.S. and India.
For more information about GSI Israel, please email to Israel@gemscience.net or contact Debbie Azar, EVP of GSI at 212-207-4140.
Debbie Azar is an experienced executive with extensive knowledge of the jewelry and gem lab industries. Her entrepreneurial skills and clarity of vision have helped GSI achieve rapid and continuous growth worldwide.
She began her industry career by starting her own successful costume jewelry business. She then expanded her knowledge of the industry with sales, marketing and business development roles at several companies. In 2005, she joined Mark Gershburg to establish GSI. Ms. Azar is an active member of myriad industry organizations and charities; she currently serves as a Board Member of Jewelers for Children. She is also a Forbes Business Council member.
Her strengths include working directly with retail chains and stores to help build their business and brands. She is widely known in the industry for her commitment to meeting customer needs.