Ann Arnold Elected to Another Term as JBT Chair
She has volunteered with the organization for almost 13 years.
Ann S. Arnold, of Buyers Intelligence Group LLC in Napa, California, was re-elected to another one-year term as chair of the JBT’s board of directors.
Arnold has volunteered with JBT for almost 13 years and “continues to bring her expertise and vast experience to the role of chairman,” the organization said.
She’ll serve alongside First Vice Chair Richard Katz of Richline Group in New York, Second Vice Chair Brian D. Fleming of Carla Corporation in East Providence, Rhode Island, President Erich K. Jacobs, Secretary Brenda M. Pimentel, and Treasurer Erich K. Jacobs.
In addition, the following individuals were re-elected to two-year terms on the JBT board:
— Matthijs Braakman, CEO, Retail Management Publishing Inc., Montclair, New Jersey;
— Tim Coggins, Bank RI, Providence, Rhode Island;
— Jeff Corey, H. E. Murdock Company Inc., Waterville, Maine;
— Brian D. Fleming, Carla Corporation, East Providence, Rhode Island;
— Michael L. Kaplan, Rocket Jewelry Box Inc., Elmsford, New York;
— Richard Katz, Richline Group Inc., New York;
— Michael Pelto, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, Neenah, Wisconsin; and
— Pinny Rubin, Quality Gold Inc., Fairfield, Ohio.
JBT said seven board members will continue to serve their existing terms. They include Arnold as well as:
— Ira Bergman, The Gordon Company Inc., Pompano Beach, Florida;
— Edward N. DeCristofaro, LDC Inc., East Providence, Rhode Island;
— Teresa Frye, Techform Advanced Casting Technology LLC, Portland, Oregon;
— Keven Peck, Color Merchants Inc., New York;
— Andrew Rickard, Rochester Diamonds and Gold Inc., Rochester, New York; and
— Nilesh Sheth, Forever Collections Inc., Los Angeles.
There are three advisory board members who also will continue to serve their current terms.
— Phyllis Bergman, Phyllis Bergman Co., New York;
— Richard Weisenfeld, East Greenwich, Rhode Island; and
— Todd Wolleman, New York.
Based in Warwick, Rhode Island, the Jewelers Board of Trade provides data—including quarterly reports—credit reporting, debt collection and marketing services to the jewelry industry.
JBT’s database includes more than 60,000 jewelry industry-related businesses.
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