Powers Named MJSA Chairman

The Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America named a new chairman and elected several new members to the Board of Directors at its 105th annual meeting on Dec. 8.

Richard Powers of Stern-Leach Co. moved up from first vice chairman to chairman, replacing Alan Bell of The Bell Group. Joining Powers in new leadership positions are first vice chair David Meleski of Richline Group and second vice chair Edward DeCristofaro of LDC Inc. Michael Toback of Myron Toback Inc. entered the officer ranks as secretary. Michael Salvadore Jr. of Salvadore Auctions & Appraisals Inc. remains treasurer.

Newly elected directors were Stuart Cathey of Stuart Cathey Jewelry, Timothy Dinneny of Bank of Nova Scotia, and David Pillow of Zale Corp. Re-elected to the board were Stuart Lee of Sterling Jewelers Inc. and Paul Nordt of J.C. Nordt Co. Inc.

For a complete list of MJSA’s officers and board of directors, visit mjsa.org.