Bulova Announces Three Key Promotions

Bulova Corp. has promoted three officials in two departments. Those being promoted are Dan Richter, Francie Abraham, and Michael Kunz.

Richter has been named vice president of operations by the New York City based watch brand. He previously held the title of vice president of customer relations. Richter will remain in charge of Customer Relations, Service and Material Sales while assuming the additional responsibilities of his new post. His promotion will take effect Feb. 23.

A 13-year Bulova veteran, Richter joined the company after 14 years at Longines-Wittnauer. He will replace Bob Weber, current who is leaving the company after 42 years of service. 

In the Marketing and Sales Departments, Francie Abraham has been named senior vice president and chief marketing officer, and Michael Kunz named regional vice president, Central Region.

Abraham, previously the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer, joined Bulova in 1995 as director of marketing. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, Abraham holds an M.B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles Graduate School of Management. Her prior posts include serving as director of marketing at Swarovski Jewelry, Fendi Watches, and Revlon Corporation.

Kunz joined Bulova as a sales trainee in 1991, becoming sales representative for the Cleveland, Ohio-area territory in 1994. He will be replacing Bruce Powers, who plans to retire at the end of 2007 after 13 years at Bulova.

Bulova, founded in 1875, is one of the world’s most recognized timekeeping brands, reaching a range of consumers with its Bulova, Accutron, Caravelle, and Wittnauer watches; its Bulova Clocks and floor clocks. The only company to offer every type of standard consumer timepiece, from watches to the largest clocks for the home, Bulova, a subsidiary of Loews Corp., is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Switzerland, Canada, Mexico, and Hong Kong.