Hoover & Strong Announces a Hire and Promotions

Hoover & Strong has (re)hired an employee and promoted two others, the company has announced.

Danforth (Dani) Cutler (pictured) has been appointed the Richmond, Va.–based company’s customer service and marketing manager. Following her graduation from the College of William & Mary, Cutler, the daughter of Hoover & Strong president Torrance Hoover, spent two years in the company’s management training program. After that, she temporarily left the family business to earn a master’s degree in brand management from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she graduated as valedictorian.

From there, she worked as a digital marketing specialist for Volkswagen of America and as a senior brand strategist for brand strategy firm Joe Smith, where her clients included Pratt & Whitney and Friesland Campina, among others.

Torrance (T.D.) Hoover Jr., the son of company president Hoover, has been promoted to jewelry supervisor for casting and toolroom. After serving as an inside sales rep at Snagajob, also in Richmond, Hoover joined the family business’s management training program in 2016. His primary focus has been using technology to increase the efficiency of production output. He graduated from Virginia Military Institute with a bachelor’s degree in economics.

Torrance Hoover Jr.
Torrance (T.D.) Hoover Jr. has been promoted to jewelry supervisor for casting and toolroom. 

Marcin Piszczatowski has been promoted to jewelry supervisor for bands and findings. In 2002, he received a degree in mechanical engineering with a specialization in machine building. He joined Hoover & Strong in 2011, after working for nine years in the jewelry district of New York City. In his new role, Piszczatowski will oversee the bands and findings departments in the jewelry division.

Marcin Piszczatowski
Marcin Piszczatowski has been promoted to jewelry supervisor for bands and findings at Hoover & Strong.

Hoover & Strong celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012. Torrance Hoover is the fourth generation of his family to head the company.

(All images courtesy of Hoover & Strong)

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