Press ReleasesJudith Ripka Announces New Management Team Published 4 years agoon April 14, 2016By INSTORE Staff Share Tweet Judith Ripka CEO David Minster(Press Release) NEW YORK, NY – Judith Ripka Ltd. – a licensee of Xcel Brands, and owner and brand manager of the Judith Ripka trademarks – has announced a new management team.Leading the new group is industry veteran David Minster, who has taken on the role of CEO of the company’s wholesale division. He previously held executive positions at Scott Kay and David Yurman.Evert DeGraeve will spearhead collection creative and merchandising. He has more than 20 years of experience in executive and product development positions at fine jewelry companies like David Yurman, Mikimoto and Harry Winston. He is a trained goldsmith who worked at the bench in England, Germany and now in the United States.Fran Pennella of Benali Consulting will head up marketing and branding. With 17 years of marketing, brand development and public relations experience in the jewelry industry, Pennella has helped a wide range of fine jewelry and timepiece companies as well as industry organizations including David Yurman, Maurice LaCroix, Mastoloni, Perrelet Timepieces and JCK Events to develop and execute strategies that strengthen their market position and build brand awareness. AdvertisementOne of the team’s early goals is to bring a fresh perspective to the Judith Ripka brand as exemplified by the new lines that debuted at Baselworld, including the new color-saturated Versailles collection. Judith Ripka will be showcasing this collection as well as other debuts at the upcoming Couture show in Las Vegas.For more information on the collections and/or to make a retail appointment, please contact Marjorie Schrager at 212-244-1230 or email@example.com.Related Topics: click to Comment(Comment) Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEOWilkerson TestimonialsTo Generate Funds for a Jeweler’s Move and Remodel, Wilkerson More Than DeliveredEven successful jewelers need a little extra cash to fund expansion plans—especially when there’s inventory on hand that’s ripe for liquidation. For Beaumont, Texas-based jeweler Michael Price, co-owner of Mathews Jewelers, it was the perfect time to call Wilkerson. Price talked to other jewelers as well as vendors for advice during the selection process and decided to go with Wilkerson. And he wasn’t disappointed. When it comes to paying for the move and expansion, Price says the road ahead is clear. “When we close on the next two stores, there’s no worries about finances.”You may likePromoted Headlines To Generate Funds for a Jeweler’s Move and Remodel, Wilkerson More Than DeliveredWilkerson The Jewelry Retailer’s Ultimate Marketing Guide: Part 5/5RapNet True Romance – Jewelry Straight From the HeartAdvertisementLatestTrendingVideos Headlines10 mins agoStep Inside the Peculiar World of Engagement Ring Shaming Editor's Note15 hours agoConsidering a Big Risk? Make Sure It’s Personally Rewarding Brainstorms15 hours agoWhy a Mood Board Can Help You Connect with Your Customer Headlines6 days agoPepsi Launches Engagement Ring Made with Diamond, Platinum and Crystal Pepsi (Video) Best of The Best5 days agoWhy a Washington, DC, Jeweler Honored a 50-Year-Old Gift Certificate Headlines1 week agoVideo: Chicago Estate Jeweler Edward Kahn, Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 103 Jimmy Degroot7 days agoVideo: How to Make Huge Changes in Your Business Headlines1 week agoVideo: Chicago Estate Jeweler Edward Kahn, Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 103 Headlines2 weeks agoVideo: Jeweler Wins Fight for $500,000 Snow Promotion Claim Advertisement AdvertisementSubscribeBULLETINSINSTORE helps you become a better jeweler with the biggest daily news headlines and useful tips. (Mailed 5x per week.) Latest Comments Most Popular Headlines6 days agoPepsi Launches Engagement Ring Made with Diamond, Platinum and Crystal Pepsi (Video) Best of The Best5 days agoWhy a Washington, DC, Jeweler Honored a 50-Year-Old Gift Certificate Headlines1 week agoVideo: Chicago Estate Jeweler Edward Kahn, Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 103 Photo Gallery7 days ago27 Savage Memes That Perfectly Capture the Manager-Employee Relationship Columns1 week agoFancy Pink Diamonds Have Soared 116% in Value in the Past 10 Years Brain Squad5 days agoINSTORE Readers Report Successful Valentine’s Selling Period Jewelry Pro Gear6 days agoA Bench Book, Concrete Jewelry Holders and More Jewelry Pro Gear for February The Jeweler Cartoons6 days agoCartoon: Some People Wear Their Rings for Way. Too. Long.