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JBT Holds Annual Elections

following Officers and Directors to its Board at the Company’s Annual Meeting on February 13, 2019, and Board Meeting on March 13, 2019.

The Board elected the following Officers and Directors to serve a one-year term as follows:
Chairman: Michael L. Kaplan, Rocket Jewelry Box, Inc., Elmsford, NY
First Vice-Chairman: Ann S. Arnold, Buyers International Group, LLC (BIG), Napa, CA
Second Vice-Chairman: Richard Katz, Richline Group, Inc., New York, NY
President: Richard Weisenfeld
Secretary: Brenda M. Pimentel
Treasurer: Richard Weisenfeld

Newly elected to the Board for a two-year term:
· Matthijs Braakman, CEO, Retail Management Publishing, Inc., Montclair, NJ

Mr. Braakman has over 18 years of B2B publishing experience as well as 20 years experience in the fine jewelry industry. He is currently Group Publisher and CEO of SmartWork Media which publishes InStore Magazine among others.

Additionally, re-elected to the Board for a period of two years are:
· Tim Coggins, Bank RI, Providence, RI
· Jeffery Corey, H. E. Murdock Company Inc., Waterville, ME
· Brian D. Fleming, Carla Corporation, E. Providence, RI
· Michael L. Kaplan, Rocket Jewelry Box, Inc., Elmsford, NY
· Richard Katz, Richline Group, Inc., New York, NY
· Michael Pelto, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, Neenah, WI
· Pinny Rubin, Quality Gold Inc., Fairfield, OH

The following Board members continue to serve their existing terms:
· Ann S. Arnold, Buyers International Group (BIG), Napa, CA
· Ira Bergman, The Gordon Company, Inc., Pompano Beach, FL
· David Bonney, Lux Bond & Green, Inc., West Hartford, CT
· Edward N. DeCristofaro, LDC, Inc., E. Providence, RI
· Roderick Lichtenfels, W.R. Cobb Company, E. Providence, RI
· Keven Peck, Color Merchants, Inc., New York, NY
· Nilesh Sheth, Forever Collections, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
· Todd Wolleman, Leo Wolleman, Inc., Mount Vernon, NY

The following Advisory Board members continue to serve their existing term:
· Phyllis Bergman, Phyllis Bergman Co., New York, NY
· Richard Greenwood, A. F. Greenwood Co., Inc., New York, NY

About JBT
The Jewelers Board of Trade® (JBT) is a not-for-profit, member-owned association with over 130 years experience delivering commercial credit information, collections, marketing services, and unbiased data and statistics on thousands of retail, wholesale and manufacturing jewelers. The U.S. jewelry market presents both opportunity and credit risk for suppliers. Whether you are a domestic or international company currently doing business (or planning to do business) in the U.S., it is essential that you have information to assess credit risks before you ship. Membership in JBT provides that information. For more information, please visit

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