Appointments

Lazare Kaplan International Inc. has promoted Marcee Feinberg to the position of vice president, marketing. Feinberg joined LKI in 1974.

Susan Korb has been appointed chief marketing officer for Harry Winston Inc. She previously worked as president of Assouline, the international publishing house.

Links of London has appointed Sharon Buntain to the position of president and chief executive officer for U.S. operations. Buntain comes to the position with extensive experience running major European brands, including Lalique, the French luxury goods company, and Augros, a manufacturer supplying the cosmetic and fragrance industries).

Gesswein has appointed Greg Gesswein as sales representative for California. Gesswein has been involved with Gesswein inside sales, customer service, and purchasing for the last several years.

Jewelry designers Landon and Heath Slane have named Marion Davidson president and COO of Slane & Slane Designs LLC. Davidson is a 15-year veteran of the luxury goods industry and has held management positions in marketing with Tiffany & Co., Hermès, and Montblanc.

Keith Brown, former chief operating officer of Breitling U.S.A., has joined the Marketing Management Group Inc. (MMG), a strategic advisory and investment banking firm focusing on all categories of the fashion industry including apparel, jewelry, diamonds, and watches. Brown formerly was an advisor to several prominent luxury diamond, jewelry, and watch manufacturers and retail jewelers.

Movado Group Inc. has announced the promotion of Jeffrey A. Cohen to the newly created position of president, Movado and ESQ for the Americas. Cohen, who joined the Movado Group in 1983 and most recently served as president, North America for Movado, is responsible for Movado and ESQ sales and marketing for the United States, Canada, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

Sterling Jewelers Inc. has announced four promotions: Joe Beck has been promoted from vice president of regional operations to Mall Division vice president. Beck, who joined Sterling in 1978, will oversee approximately 600 stores. Barry Fernholz has been promoted to Jared Division vice president. He joined Sterling in 1990 as a store manager. Sterling also has promoted district managers Joe Gifford and Ann Sutliff to vice presidents of regional operations. They will be responsible for improving the sales, leadership, and development of employees in their respective regions.

Gannon & Scott has appointed John H. King as chief financial advisor. Prior to joining Gannon & Scott as executive vice president in 2000, King was corporate treasurer and a director of Handy & Harman Refining Group.