"The Jewelers Board of Trade's longevity and success for the past 125 years has been made possible by the support of members like Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, a member of JBT since 1933," said Dione D. Kenyon, president, JBT. "Jewelers Mutual has lent its executives to the service of our Board over a long period of time, and is a significant user and contributor to all of our products and services. We are pleased to have Joel Matthies, Jewelers Mutual's CIO, now serving on the JBT Board of Directors, and appreciate his valuable assistance and guidance on the development and implementation of our IT strategy, a core element of our business. We also thank Jewelers Mutual for its many years of support and alliances with our peer organizations to promote the welfare of the jewelry industry overall."
"The Jewelers Board of Trade and Jewelers Mutual have shared a productive relationship for several decades," Matthies stated upon accepting the award. "We are privileged to work with the leadership and staff at JBT who consistently deliver valuable resources to the jewelry industry."
JBT, a specialty information reporting service for jewelers, celebrated its 125th anniversary in New York City on March 23, 2009. Learn more about JBT at www.jewelersboard.com, and Jewelers Mutual at www.JewelersMutual.com.