Ebel, a leading luxury Swiss timepiece, on Tuesday announced that Randi Shinske will succeed Dennis Phillips as president and chief executive officer of Ebel USA, Inc., effective immediately. In her new post as boss of Ebel USA, Shinske becomes one of only five women to lead a luxury watch brand in the United States.
The announcement was made by Guillaume Brochard, President and CEO of Ebel, S.A., the parent company of Ebel USA. Phillips has left the company to pursue other professional endeavors, says a company statement.
“Randi is an outstanding professional who has vast expertise in the watch and jewelry industries,” said Brochard. ” I’m extremely pleased to have an individual of her caliber and stature leading our largest and most important subsidiary.”
Prior to joining Ebel , she held sales and management positions at Swatch, Montblanc and, most recently, Damiani. She began her professional career in the retail sector.
Since its founding in 1911 by Eugène Blum and Alice Levy, Ebel has earned international recognition for its finely crafted Swiss timepieces. Acquired in 1999 by LVMH, one of the world’s leading luxury products groups, Ebel remains one of the few companies still producing timepieces exclusively in Switzerland.