Stuttgart, Ark.—Jewelry liquidator Wilkerson & Associates named Josh Hayes as its new vice president at its annual conference in September.

20191022 Josh Hayes Wilkerson AssociatesJosh Hayes is Wilkerson & Associate’s new vice president.

President Richard Hayes previously served as vice president, but the position has been vacant since his promotion last year, a spokesperson confirmed to National Jeweler. Founder Bobby Wilkerson remains chairman of the board.

Hayes joined the company fresh out of college and has worked there for 15 years.

As a business analyst, he gained experience conducting appraisals for banks and lending institutions and has coordinated more than 500 jewelry store liquidations.

“In some cases, I have worked with clients for five years ahead of their retirement or closing,” said Hayes in a statement. “Each business is unique.”

Hayes is a native of the Stuttgart area and attended Southern Arkansas University.

Wilkerson, one of the largest independent national jewelry liquidators by volume, has more than 45 in-house employees, 70 consultants nationwide and has overseen more than 6,000 jewelry store sales in the last 48 years. 

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