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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Board at MJSA!

MJSA Elects New Board Directors,
Re-elects Officers

ATTLEBORO FALLS, MASSACHUSETTS--MJSA, the trade association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, recently re-elected the officers on its board to a second term, and also welcomed two new directors, Lee Krombholz and Bimal Das.

Krombholz is the third-generation owner of Krombholz Jewelers and Just Like You Designs, a leading retailer and design studio in Cincinnati. An award-winning designer who specializes in custom work, he is a past president of the Mid-America Jewelers Association, and currently serves on its advisory board. He also serves on the MJSA Custom Design Advisory Council, and has contributed to or been featured in multiple MJSA Journal and MJSA Custom Jeweler articles about custom design.

Das is director of ScotiaMocatta, the precious metals division of the Scotiabank Group and a global leader in precious metals trading and finance. He has been with the bank since 1998, working in offices in Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, and Bangalore before being transferred to New York in January 2006. Prior to joining the Scotiabank Group, he was a currency trader at Asia Fx Pte. Ltd., a privately held trading firm based in Chennai, India.

In addition, David Pillow, formerly with Zale, returned to the board as president of Innovative Design Group in Richland Hills, Texas.

Re-elected as officers were David Meleski (Richline Group), chair; Edward DeCristofaro (LDC Inc.), vice chair; Michael Toback (Myron Toback Co.), vice chair; Stuart Lee (Sterling Jewelers), secretary; Ann Arnold (Lieberfarb Corp.), treasurer; and Richard Powers (Cookson), MJSA Education Foundation chair.

About MJSA 
MJSA is the U.S. trade association for jewelry makers, designers, and related suppliers. It provides the resources to achieve professional excellence and maintain a competitive edge. For more information, call MJSA at 1-800-444-6572 or visit
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