New York, NY—Lazare Kaplan International Inc. (LKI) has appointed Amir Almog to the position of vice president, rough diamonds. He brings to LKI many years of hands-on experience and expertise in the purchasing, sorting, evaluating and selling of rough diamonds. He will be located primarily in Israel and cover his global responsibilities from there.
Leon Tempelsman, president of LKI, said, “We are pleased to announce the appointment of Amir Almog. Rough diamond sourcing and trading have historically been an important part of LKI’s global operations, both as a self-standing profit center and a source of raw material for production of the Lazare Diamond, trademarked as ‘the world’s most beautiful diamond.’ This appointment adds strength at a time when rough sourcing is an increasingly important aspect of the business.”
Separately, the firm on Feb. 8 announced the appointment of Erez Ben-Shushan as coordinator of international manufacturing. He reports to Charlie Rosario, senior vice president at the company’s New York headquarters.
"LKI will continue to expand cutting operations in Southern Africa. We constantly seek to improve the alignment of the company’s business objectives with the stated interests of producing countries to develop their beneficiation capacities," continued Tempelsman. "Erez Ben-Shushan’s many years of manufacturing experience and his up-to-date knowledge of technological innovations will add to the efficiency and productivity of LKI’s manufacturing facilities.”