MJSA FORMULATES STRATEGY, STRENGTHENS ITS FINANCES Manufacturing Jewelers and Silversmiths of America has completed a year-long strategic planning process, the outgoing president, Fredric J. Hammerle, Stern Metals Inc., reported at the annual meeting, held in Providence, R.I., in late October. As part of the reorganization, the chief elected officer will now hold the position of chairman and Alan Klitzner of Klitzner Industries Inc. was installed in that position at the meeting. Matthew A. Runci, who has held the title of executive director, now becomes president. In his farewell remarks, Hammerle looked back on what he referred to as important milestones of his two-year tenure, a number of which occurred as a result of the planning. Among them: Completion of the strategic plan itself. MJSA now has 1,827 members, an increase of 6% from the year before.