Diamond Producers Association Appoints New Trade Director for U.S.

17/04/2018 17:35

The Diamond Producers Association (DPA) has appointed Grant Mobley as US Trade Director. Mobley, a diamonds graduate from the Gemological Institute of America, joins the DPA with over 13 years of experience in the jewelry industry, most recently as the lead of sales for Pluczenik Diamond Company, a world leading diamond sightholder and manufacturer. Has worked in a wide range of fields including retail, manufacturing, and sourcing. In his newly created role, Mobley will lead the organization’s trade relations in the U.S. He says he will work with retailers and other jewelry industry stakeholders to help them take advantage of the DPA’s “Real is Rare. Real is a Diamond” platform, educate the diamond industry on current, former, and future DPA activities as well as helpful trade research, act as a public spokesperson for the DPA within the US trade and ontribute as a diamond expert to media outlets in TV, online, and print.

“The addition of Grant to DPA will bring years of deep experience across the diamond supply chain, creating an important link to the industry,” said Deborah Marquardt DPA Chief Marketing Officer. “The depth of his knowledge, industry expertise, and passion for diamonds will be instrumental as we continue to grow the ‘Real is Rare’ platform.”

The Diamond Producers Association is an international alliance of the world’s leading diamond mining companies who are united in their commitment to best-in-class ethical and sustainable operations and transparent business practices. Together, DPA members represent the majority of the world diamond production. The DPA mission is to protect and promote the integrity and reputation of diamonds, and of the diamond industry.