Meet The Staff

 

Gary R. Grelick

Gary R. Grelick
Graduate Gemologist, C.E.O
Info@BomiJewelers.com

Gary is a highly educated, internationally recognized gemologist with degrees from the Gemological Institute of America, Great Britain and Japan to name just a few. He partnered with his father, Robert, and greatly expanded the scope of our operation.

He is credited with numerous magazine articles and scientific papers, as well as two books on the subjects of gems and gemology.

His profession has taken him to every continent in the world in search of gems.

Rumor has it he golfs a bit as well...

 

 

Michael Killian

Michael Killian
President
Mike@BomiJewelers.com
Off on Mondays

A Niagara Falls native, Mike joined the Bomi team in 1998 and has been active in the jewelry industry since 1982. He received his undergraduate degree from Niagara University. Mike holds a certification in diamond grading from the Gemological Institute of America.

In addition to being responsible for the day to day operations at Bomi, Mike is also the primary buyer for the business.

Michael serves on the Board of Directors for the New York State Jewelers Association.

 

 

Susannah Florencio

Susannah Florencio
Graduate Gemologist, Manager, Buyer
Susannah@BomiJewelers.com
Off on Tuesdays

Susannah always knew she wanted to work in the jewelry industry.  In 2000 and 2001 she attended G.I.A. for Jewelry Manufacturing doing basic repair and setting.  She soon realized that she did not want to be at the bench, but rather with people, and that her real talents were more on the buying and selling end.  She took the Graduate Gemology program at G.I.A. and received her diploma in 2002. 

Susannah joined Bomi in 2003 doing sales, gemology work and jewelry design.  In 2007 she became a buyer for Bomi, and in 2010 she was promoted to Sales Manager.

 

 

Susan Huard

Susan Huard
Assistant Manager
Sue@BomiJewelers.com
Off on Wednesdays

Sue started working in the jewelry industry as a teenager in her family's jewelry store, Carl's Jewelers in Niagara Falls. During this time and under the tutelage of her father, she learned not only about the jewelry business, but the importance of hard work, patience and sensitivity for her customers.

She received a G.I.A. certificate in Diamonds and Diamond Grading in 1994.

Sue has a huge fan base in our customers, and it has been our privilege to have her with Bomi since 1999.

The cases at Bomi reflect Sue's design prowess, and she enjoys using her artistic talent and design skills to help her clients create very special custom-made jewelry.

 

 

Bob Couch
Bob@BomiJewelers.com
Off on Fridays

Bob Couch is a well known veteran in the jewelry business. After graduating from high school in his home town of Pittsburgh, PA he attended York College of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1981.

That same year, Bob began his jewelry career navigating positions in national and local chain jewelry operations.  He received a certificate in Diamonds and Diamond Grading from the Gemological Institute of America in 1988.

In 2001, Bob started out the New Year right on the 2nd of January, starting his first day of many at Bomi.

 

Laura Killian
Laura@BomiJewelers.com
Off on Mondays

Laura is a 2013 graduate of Cornell University, with a BA in English and Psychology. She joined Bomi full time in October of 2013, and has been helping out behind the sales counter. She also performs a variety of miscellaneous tasks, including writing and sketching. Her favorite project so far has been uploading to Bomi's Facebook page.

 

 

Jane Frankino

Jane Frankino
Jane@BomiJewelers.com
Off on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

Jane loves being in the jewelry business. She started her first job in the industry while she was still in college, at the Ice House Jewelers in downtown Buffalo. It was there that she was introduced to custom made jewelry and gained valuable experience designing and selling one of a kind pieces.

Jane continued to work in the business until she started her family. Eight years ago, after raising her two sons, she came back to the work she loves, selling fine jewelry in the retail market.  She joined the Bomi team part-time in summer 2014, excited to meld her custom design skills with our CAD process.

 

 

 

Cailley Macaluso

Cailley Macaluso
Cailley@BomiJewelers.com

Cailley loves to keep busy. She is a wife, mom of two, and a business owner. Before she had her family, she worked 13 years in watch sales and repair and is certified to work on high end brands such as Gucci and Cartier. She joined our team in April 2017 and has also been trained in restringing pearl necklaces. Her upbeat personality and contagious smile will make your jewelry buying experience one to remember.



 

Alyssa Cerny

Alyssa Cerny
CAD/CAM Specialist
Alyssa@BomiJewelers.com
Off on Saturdays

Alyssa is a 2013 graduate from the University at Buffalo with degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics.  She's been helping out part-time at Bomi since February 2010 and joined us full-time in June 2013.  Alyssa does all of our in-house Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing and always loves starting a new project. 

 

 

Ed

Edward Hermann
Jeweler
Off on Tuesdays

Ed has worked as a goldsmith since 1984. He learned the craft from none other than his brother-in-law John Lupke (our retired goldsmith). Ed has served the trade in several local shops in the area and has honed his skills to a fine edge.

He joined our team in 2002 as a bench jeweler and professional jokester.

Also an experienced auto mechanic, Ed enjoys cars and motorcycles in his free time.

 

 

 

Bill

Bill Siwy
Jeweler
Off on Fridays

After leaving the service thirty five years ago, Bill joined his father in the jewelry business. He became highly skilled at both the manufacture and repair of fine jewelry, and developed a reputation as one of the best. Over the years, he has worked in several shops, including Buffalo Finishing, Gemini Finishing, and Saturn Rings. This wide range of experience allowed Bill to develop a diverse and flexible skill set.

Ten years ago, he branched out into the retail side of the jewelry business, and began directly interacting with customers. He enjoys this personal aspect of the job, and still retains his passion for jewelry after thirty five years. He is excited to solve new challenges every day, and we at Bomi are glad to have him on our team.

 

Sandy Stock

Sandy Stock
Inventory Management
Off on Saturdays

Always a jewelry lover, Sandy joined us in February 2016 to help with inventory management.  She enjoys being the first person to see new jewelry to come out of the shop and photographs many products for the website.