Ronald Ristau New Signet CFO

Signet Jewelers announced Tuesday that it appointed Ronald Ristau as chief financial officer effective June 26th. He will join Signet on April 15th as chief financial officer designate and will be based in Akron, Ohio. He succeeds Walker Boyd who retires in June.

Ristau spent ten years with New York & Company, most recently as president, CFO and director. He was a leader in the private equity and management buy-out of the company from The Limited in 2002 and played a leading role in its subsequent initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange in 2004. He has also held posts at Revlon, Playtex International, United Technologies Corporation and Peat, Marwick Mitchell & Co.