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Jewelers of America announces Board elections & new Chairman

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has elected Ryan Berg, Market President of Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry in San Antonio, TX, as JA’s new Board Chairman. He succeeds Bill Farmer Jr., partner of Farmer’s Jewelry. Berg was elected on July 25 at JA’s Board meeting that also welcomed many new Directors.

Mid-States Recycling announces alliance with Jay Kantor/Mined Right Inc.

(CHICAGO) - Mid-States Recycling & Refining is proud to announce a business alliance with Jay Kantor, of Mined Right Inc. With a new office within MSR EXPRESS, Mid-States’ downtown Chicago location, Mined Right provides a very competitive secondary market diamond-buying service both for Mid-States’ customers and Chicago’s jewelry trade. It also provides centralized access to clients across North America.

TIJT student receives watchmaking scholarship

The combined efforts of a charitable trust and foundation has led to the awarding of a scholarship to David Kellar, of Plano, TX, a student at Paris Junior College’s Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology (TIJT). Kellar resides in Paris while he completes his Associate Degree in Applied Science in horology.

The Harold J. and Marie Borneman Greenwood Memorial Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation made a donation of $5,000 to the American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute ELM Charitable Trust to provide scholarships for students studying watchmaking and watch repair.

Centurion’s Barri Singer promoted to National Sales Manager

(MERRICK, N.Y.) - Centurion has announced the promotion of Barri Singer from Account Executive to National Sales Manager. Members of the sales team will report to Singer, who will report to president Howard Hauben.

Singer joined the group in 2012 and has been part of Centurion’s successful team working on booth, sponsorship and advertising sales, as well as assisting invited retail jewelers in making their show attendance plans for Centurion, Centurion South Beach and the Select By Centurion shows.

Rembrandt Charms® continues to broaden sales team

(WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y.) - Rembrandt Charms has strengthened its sales team in order to provide its retail jewelers with the best service possible.

Over the years Rembrandt has consistently strived to provide its customers with the finest quality merchandise and service. With exciting initiatives including new product introductions, new display options and charm programs tailored to fit the individual store, Rembrandt Charms has found it necessary to expand its sales team. Two recent additions are Regional Account Manager Helen Mikkola and Account Manager Alexandra Charboneau.

Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company named to 2015 Ward’s 50

(NEENAH, Wis.) - Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company  has been named to the 2015 list of Ward’s 50® top performing insurance companies for the fifth consecutive year. The award recognizes outstanding financial results in the areas of safety, consistency and performance over a five year period from 2010-2014.

“Ward’s 50 is an incredible industry benchmark, and it’s a tremendous achievement for Jewelers Mutual to be named to this highly competitive list for five consecutive years,” said President and CEO Scott Murphy.

New appointment strengthens Endless Jewelry’s global marketing team

Endless SeptEndless Jewelry has appointed Mikkel Berg as global Chief Marketing Officer. Having worked primarily in the jewelry industry, Berg brings an abundance of business and marketing experience to Endless. Most recently, he held the position of CEO at Danish jewelry brand Julie Sandlau, and prior to that was global CMO at PANDORA.

Endless Jewelry CEO Paul Moonga comments: “Mikkel Berg brings a wealth of relevant marketing experience and an impressive track record, which will be invaluable in the next stage of developing the Endless brand into a true global megabrand within the jewelry business. He will assume the full and overall responsibility for global marketing and marketing communications. I look forward to working with Mikkel and welcoming him to the Endless family.”

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