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MJSA Elects New Chair

He is the executive vice president of National Chain Group.

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Joseph Esposito

(PRESS RELEASE) MJSA, the trade alliance dedicated to professional success in jewelry making and design, has elected Joseph Esposito as chair of its board of directors.

Esposito, the executive vice president of National Chain Group in Warwick, RI, brings decades of experience to his new position. After entering the industry as an apprentice toolmaker in 1979, he partnered in 1988 to form Prime Time Manufacturing, a “manufacturer’s manufacturer” in Rhode Island that produced exclusive gold jewelry products for a diverse customer base. He ran that company’s manufacturing operations and served as president for 20 years, until the Berkshire Hathaway-owned Richline Group purchased Prime Time in 2007.

Esposito subsequently ran Richline’s global manufacturing for 12 years before joining National Chain, a full-service contract manufacturer and supplier.

Among other MJSA board changes:

  • Former board chair Steven A. Cipolla, president of National Chain Group, is now chair of the MJSA Education Foundation.
  • David Siminski, vice president of sales and marketing at United Precious Metal Refining in Alden, New York, has been elected a vice chair of the MJSA board.
  • Molly Bell, executive vice president of Rio Grande in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has stepped down from the board. Bell served for eight years as a director, most recently as an officer at large on the board’s executive committee.
  • Ann Arnold, chief strategy officer for the Buyer’s Intelligence Group (BIG) in Norwood, New Jersey, is now an officer at large.
  • Arien Gessner, president of Rio Grande, was elected to a three-year term as director.

For more information, go to MJSA.org.

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