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Platinum Guild USA Names SVP

He has been an integral part of the trade organization for more than 15 years.




Kevin Reilly, senior vice president at PGI USA

Kevin Reilly, senior vice president at PGI USA

(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK — Platinum Guild International USA has announced the promotion of Kevin Reilly to senior vice president of the organization. Mr. Reilly has over 30 years of experience in brand building, marketing, sales & customer relationship management. In his role at Platinum Guild International USA, Mr. Reilly is responsible for developing strategic partnerships with companies at all levels of the supply chain, formulating programs to help them build their platinum jewelry business.

Mr. Reilly also leads the organization’s education initiatives, including in-person and virtual sales training for retail sales professionals, technical education for bench jewelers. More recently, he has established relationships with academic institutions, such as Pratt Institute, Miami Jewelry School and 92Y, to add platinum education to their jewelry studies curricula.

“Kevin’s contribution to this organization would be impossible to contain in a single press release,” shared Jenny Luker, PGI USA’s president. “His endless passion for education, training and relationship-building sets him apart from all others. Kevin is the ultimate platinum ambassador and PGI is beyond lucky to have him as part of our team.”

Mr. Reilly’s retail industry career highlights include Macy’s Executive Training Program, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Tache USA, and Director of Customer Relations and New Business Development at Lazare Kaplan International. He is a frequent speaker at jewelry industry events with the mission of helping manufacturers and retailers to build a more profitable business with platinum.




When the Kids Have Their Own Careers, Wilkerson Can Help You to Retire

Alex and Gladys Rysman are the third generation to run Romm Jewelers in Brockton, Mass. And after many decades of service to the industry and their community, it was time to close the store and take advantage of some downtime. With three grown children who each had their own careers outside of the industry, they decided to call Wilkerson. Then, the Rysmans did what every jeweler should do: They called other retailers and asked about their own Wilkerson experience. “They all told us what a great experience it was and that’s what made us go with Wilkerson.” says Gladys Rysman. The results? Alex Rysman says he was impressed. “We exceeded whatever I expected to do by a large margin.”

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