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JBT Makes President’s Post Official

Richard Weisenfeld has been interim head since February.
Mar 25, 2018 4:28 AM   By Rapaport News
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RAPAPORT... The Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) has appointed Richard Weisenfeld as president, the industry group said Friday. 

Weisenfeld (pictured), who previously held executive positions at Riva Precision Manufacturing, as well as at Pranda North America, has been acting president since Anthony Capuano retired in February. He has served on the JBT board for 17 years, and was chairman from 2014 to 2015. He will also serve as treasurer. 

Additionally, the JBT has elected a new board, to be led by Michael Kaplan, who will replace Todd Wolleman as chairman. Kaplan was previously first vice chairman of the board.

Ann Arnold of Buyers International Group in California has been elected first vice chairman, while Richard Katz of New York’s Richline Group will be second vice chairman.

Brenda Pimentel will continue as secretary of the trade group.

The following people have been newly elected to the JBT board for a two-year term:

Keven Peck of Color Merchants, New York
Jeffrey Sarfaty of ABN Amro Capital USA, New York

The following people have been reelected to the JBT board for a two-year term:

Ira Bergman of The Gordon Company, Florida
David Bonney of Lux Bond & Green Inc., Connecticut
Edward DeCristofaro of LDC Inc., Rhode Island
Roderick Lichtenfels of W.R. Cobb Company, Rhode Island
Nilesh Sheth of Forever Collections, California
Todd Wolleman of Leo Wolleman, New York

Reelected to the advisory board for a two-year term are:

Phyllis Bergman of Mercury Ring, New York
Richard Greenwood of A.F. Greenwood Co., New York
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