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President of Jewelers Board of Trade Retires

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He’s served in the role since 2016.

WARWICK, RI – Anthony J. Capuano has announced his retirement from the role of president of the Jewelers Board of Trade. INSTORE Anthony J Capuano JBT 4.6.16

“We would like to thank Tony for his service to The Jewelers Board of Trade, and the jewelry industry,” Todd Wolleman, chairman of the organization, said in a press release. “Tony charted a legacy for the organization that will benefit JBT for many years to come. We wish him well in the future.”

Richard Weisenfeld will continue in his role as acting president.

Capuano became president of the organization in April 2016. He came to the role with more than 35 years of experience in credit and lending, including more than 25 years dedicated to the diamond and jewelry industry. He joined JBT from HSBC Bank, a major lender to the diamond and jewelry industry.

Capuano began serving as a JBT board director in 2000. He’s also been involved in the industry via membership in the International Precious Metals Institute, Providence Jewelers Club, and Boston Jewelers Club.

JBT provides data, credit reporting, debt collections and marketing services to the jewelry industry.

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