John Wohlwend, longtime chairman and CEO of Jack Lewis Fine Jewelry in
Bloomington, Ill., will retire and transfer the position to company president
Wohlwend purchased the company from the Lewis Family Trust in 1993. He worked
with the founder, Jack Lewis, for 20 years before he became president.
“My decision to retire after so many wonderful years was difficult to make but
it is time to turn the business over to a new generation,” Wohlwend said in a
statement. “John Carter, my second-in-command, started working for me when he
was 15 years old and now it is his turn to carry on the tradition.”