American Bio-Gem's founding executives comprise a seasoned team of professionals with backgrounds in management, technology, the jewelry trade, and the sciences of pearl culturing and aquaculture.
Paul E. Cross, President and CEO – A recognized expert in pearl aquaculture techniques, Mr. Cross conducted the research and development of the technologies currently employed by the Company. He has an extensive background as a jeweler, as well as owning and operating retail and wholesale jewelry outlets in Hawaii and Colorado.
Michael X. Crowe, COO and Director of International Business Development – Mr. Crowe has over 30 years of technical and managerial experience in various aspects of corporate formation and technology development and deployment on an international basis. He has done extensive international business development work in Asia and Latin America for a variety of clients. He received a BA from the University of California, San Diego in Cognitive Science/Artificial Intelligence.
David Barclay, Vice President – Former owner and operator of Aquatic Culture and Design, an aquaculture farm based in Hawaii. Mr. Barclay has over 20 years of experience as a consultant to Hawaiian companies on various aquaculture projects and is a past vice president of the Hawaii Aquaculture Association.
Dr. Mario Monteforte, Consulting Scientist – A senior research scientist at the Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste (CIBNOR) in Mexico, Dr. Monteforte is a recognized expert in the field of pearl aquaculture technology.
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