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On The Move

Kelly Waters expands men’s jewelry offerings with acquisition of Legere and Lindsay & Co.

Waters logoTwo of the jewelry industry’s oldest and most respected men’s jewelry names have been given new life with the acquisition of Legere and Lindsay & Co. by Boston-based Kelly Waters. After generations of ownership, the Arenburg family has turned over the reins to Kelly Waters, one of the country’s leading suppliers of men’s and women’s jewelry.

Jewelers for Children elects new officers and directors

Debra Puzio elected Chair

(NEW YORK) - The Jewelers for Children (JFC) board of directors held elections at their semi-annual meeting in Las Vegas in June.  Debra Puzio, founder and creative director of StarLuxe Branding, LLC was elected board chair.  She replaces Pamela Mortensen, J. C. Penney, who served two, one-year terms as chair.  New officers, along with nine new directors, were also elected.    

Michael Stover joins United PMR as Director of Technical Services

Will lead company’s technical support team

(ALDEN, N.Y.) - United Precious Metal Refining, Inc., a global supplier of metals for the jewelry industry and the largest US-owned primary precious metals refinery in the country, announced that Michael “Mike” Stover has joined the company as the new Director of Technical Services. Mike has been a visible figure within the jewelry casting community world-wide over the past 22 years working closely with casters and jewelers providing technical solutions.

Josh Hayes named Wilkerson & Associates Vice-President

WilkersonJosh Hayes, Vice-President of Wilkerson and Associates(STUTTGART, AR) - Wilkerson & Associates named Josh Hayes Vice President at its annual conference in September. The Arkansas-based company is one of the largest U.S. national jewelry liquidators by volume. Richard Hayes serves as president and founder Bobby Wilkerson as Chairman of the Board.

WJA appoints new Executive Director

Association also moves headquarters to New York

(NEW YORK) - The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) has moved its headquarters back to New York City and appointed a new executive director, Jennifer Markas, effective Sept. 10. Bernadette Mack, the outgoing executive director, will work with Markas during her transition.