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Stuller enlists Motorola executive as Chief Technology Officer

Prime manufacturer realigns management teams to focus on product development

Lafayette, LA (12 January 2010) – Stuller, Inc. recently reaffirmed its commitment to new technology with the hiring of Carol Skarlat, the former CIO for Motorola’s Global Telecom Business Unit, to serve as the company’s new Chief Technology Officer. Skarlat began her tenure on Monday.

“Carol brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position from 15 years at Motorola, where she served as CIO for the Global Telecom Business Unit,” says Chief Operating Officer Jay Jackson. “In addition, she is a graduate gemologist and a member of the Women’s Jewelry Association. She describes Stuller as her ‘dream job’ as it encompasses her passions for both computer science and jewelry.”

Skarlat’s responsibilities include leading Stuller’s strategic and operational IT planning, fostering innovation, prioritizing IT initiatives and coordinating the deployment and management of IT systems. Skarlat will also provide strategic vision regarding future information technology development.

The DTC Sightholder also announced a restructured management alignment in order to enhance its focus on new products and merchandising initiatives.

Two immediate changes were made in order to streamline and increase the prime manufacturer’s product development and merchandising processes. Harold Dupuy, former executive vice president of marketing and merchandising was named chief merchandising officer, responsible for managing all merchandising programs for Stuller’s seven business units and the newly added customized jewelry division.

Secondly, Stuller’s 30-member marketing division was realigned with the sales division under former EVP of sales Bob Cox, who becomes chief sales and marketing officer.

Stuller, Inc. is headquartered in Lafayette, LA and was founded by Matthew Stuller in 1970. The DTC Sightholder has nine operations located on three continents around the world, and provides a wide range of goods and services for jewelry professionals. Stuller’s core product categories include: diamonds, gemstones, finished jewelry, mountings, findings, bridal jewelry, tools and supplies, and customized jewelry.

Carol J. Skarlat