American ORT Jewelry Industry Chapter Honors Andruskevich

Jewelers, manufacturers, diamond dealers, and watch company exec- utives gathered Sept. 21, 2006, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Manhattan to pay tribute to the president and chief executive officer of Birks & Mayors Inc., Thomas A. Andruskevich, at a benefit in his honor sponsored by the Jewelry Industry Chapter of American ORT.

Andruskevich received the chapter’s 2006 ORT Community Achievement Award in recognition of his career accomplishments and for his commitment to humanitarian causes, according to Michael Kaplan, president of the Jewelry Industry Chapter.

In accepting the award, Andruskevich announced a new internship program established with Bramson ORT College and Birks & Mayors. The project entails the redesign of the company’s bridal registry Web site by students enrolled in the college’s graphic and Web-design classes.