Binod Tamrakar with Joe Rubin
Welcome Binod Tamrakar
Welcome to Binod Tamrakar. Binod
is Ultra Tec's new representative in Nepal. We met Binod, in
February, at the gem show in Tucson, where he had a booth.
Home for Binod is Kathmandu, where
its spectacular surrounding view is of the Himalayas. Those
mountains are a source of exceptional gem material - Ruby,
Sapphire. Gem material is most often found in high locations -
and, of course, in Nepal, home of Mt. Everest, high means HIGH,
Welcome Matthias Zacke
Welcome to Matthias Zacke of Seattle. Matthias is originally
from Germany. After training in Idar Oberstein in the 1980's -
as rigorous a training in the lapidary arts as one could imagine
- he set up shop in his hometown of Stuttgart where he was a
successful gem cutter for the next 30 years. Now, after 5 years
in the USA, he's gotten back into the craft he loves - he's
faceting - he's teaching.
ST LOUIS MISSOURI...
We welcome Homer Schmitz to the
Ultra Tec team. Homer is Dean of the School of Public Health
at the University of St. Louis and has led a most distinguished
career in his field. Master faceter, the late Reg Thompson
introduced him to Ultra Tec faceting about 15 years ago, and
he's been an avid faceter since. He is active in revitalizing
the St. Louis Pegboarders, a group of faceters
(once led by Reg Thompson)that now again meets once a month,
renewing the tradition -- sharing their insights - and, most
importantly, having fun.
We Welcome Zephaniah Ndaja
Welcome to Zephaniah Ndaja, Ultra
Tec's representative in Nigeria. Zeph is a gemologist and gem
cutter who is helping to bring the faceting craft to his
nation, Nigeria has long been the source of extraordinary gem
rough, and Zeph has spoken about the opportunity that this
resource represents for his nation -- an opportunity to develop
skills and "know-how" that translates to badly needed jobs. He
has pioneered in setting up training, and is excited about the
possibilities that "high quality" cutting offers.
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