Company: Gem Hunters Corporation
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Gary W. Bowersox, President at Gem Hunters Corporation, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in gemology.
Having accrued 50 years of professional expertise in the international gem and mineral trade, Mr. Bowersox is a renowned gemologist, explorer, and entrepreneur. Since 1970, he has served as the president of Gem Hunters Corporation based out of Hawaii. Specializing in the export, processing, and sale of high-quality gemstones, he sources gemstones from Afghanistan, Brazil, and many other mining economies, including Sri Lanka, and imports the gems to the United States for sale. Through his work, Mr. Bowersox has garnered himself a reputation as one of the world’s foremost experts on the Afghan gemstone trade. Likewise, he has served as the chairman of the board for the Hawaii chapter of The Explorer’s Club since 1995.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Bowersox was president of Bowersox, Dohrman & Co. from 1969 to 1971, as well as president and chief executive officer of United Pacific Corp. from 1971 to 1974. Between 2007 and 2014, he was contracted as an outside senior advisor for the United States Agency for International Development and for Development Alternatives International, has also been a consultant to the World Bank. Concurrent to his expertise, he has written two books, “Gemstones of Afghanistan,” and “The Gem Hunter: True Adventures of an American in Afghanistan.” Having chaired more than eight symposia on Central Asian gem and mineral industries, Mr. Bowersox most recently participated at the Eleventh Annual Sinkankas Symposium in 2014, highlighting topics in the mineralogy and gemology of rubies.
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