By Michelle Graff
michelle.graff@nationaljeweler.com
Akron, Ohio-based Signet Jewelers Ltd. announced that its CEO Mike Barnes (left) would be stepping down at the end of the month so he could move back to Dallas to be with his family. Incoming CEO Mark Light (right) most recently served as Signet’s president chief operating officer, and has been with the company for 36 years. Read more here.
A sudden resignation at the world’s largest specialty jeweler, the announcement of a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and a $100,000 donation to combat the worldwide outbreak of Ebola were the major news breaks in the industry.

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