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Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT); Manufacturers Jewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA); Entrepreneurs Organization(EO)


A leading jewelry manufacturer based in the New York metropolitan area, Ted Doudak co-founded Riva Jewelry Manufacturing, Inc. in 1988. Serving as President and Chief Executive Officer, Ted Doudak continues to oversee all daily activities of his company. Riva Jewelry Manufacturing, Inc. currently employs more than 150 highly trained and experienced individuals, and the monthly output for the company exceeds 30,000 units. Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, Riva Jewelry Manufacturing, Inc. fulfills an extensive array of contracted services, such as computerized rapid prototyping, chain making, stamping, enamel, casting and traditional jewelry making. Ted Doudak continuously strives to improve the manufacturing process; most recently, in 2009, he facilitated the implementation of a CNC Machine Center. Offering an innovative approach to manufacturing jewelry, this new machinery is traditionally used in the automotive and dental industries. Through such measures, Ted Doudak remains committed to being a leader in jewelry manufacturing. A resident of Brooklyn, New York, Ted Doudak moved to New York City from Lebanon in May 1985. Ted Doudak began his career in the jewelry industry working for $4 an hour at a chain factory. Driven by a clear vision of future success and committed to the American Dream, Ted Doudak learned the trade of jewelry manufacturing largely through diligent self-education. Founding Riva Jewelry Manufacturing, Inc. in 1988, Ted Doudak grew his company from a small startup to a major corporation. Currently, as an established and influential figure in the jewelry world, Ted Doudak maintains numerous memberships with professional organizations such as the Jewelers Board of Trade, the Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America and a member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization .Ted Doudak holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from the American University of Beirut.

Work experience

Aug 1988Present

President and CEO

Riva Jewelry Manufacturing Inc.



American University of Beirut