Stuller president and CEO to retire next month


Jay Jackson to stand down; Danny Clark to succeed US-based role.

US jewellery company Stuller, parent company of Gemvision, has announced that its president and chief executive Jay Jackson will retire next month.

Jackson first announced his plan to retire in 2011, and has now confirmed he will leave the company on December 27, 2013.

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Stuller chairman Matthew Stuller said: “Jay’s vision, passion, and leadership during his 17-year career at Stuller have been invaluable. [He] has been a very strong leader who has contributed to the growth and efficient operation of this company in countless ways."

Jackson has managed Stuller’s sales, supply chain and manufacturing operations since joining the business in 1996. He became chief operating officer in January 2009, then president and CEO in 2011.

The Los Angeles-based company’s chief merchandising, marketing and sales officer Danny Clark has been named Jackson’s successor. He joined the company in 2009 as chief supply chain officer and has more than 27 years’ experience in operations, merchandising and change management.

Stuller said: “Danny’s focused leadership and business acumen equip him to continue this organisation’s aggressive growth momentum."

Gemvision founder and president Jeff High will take on the role of chief merchandising officer at Stuller, and will continue to leverage his experience on the technology side of the industry as it relates to merchandise and product development.

Stuller is a DTC Sightholder provides a wide range of goods and services for jewellery professionals. Stuller’s core product categories include: diamonds, gemstones, jewellery, mountings, findings, bridal jewellery, tools, supplies and digital solutions.

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