(CHICAGO) – North American Jewelers is pleased to announce the addition of Dennis Williams and Sammy Smith to its sales force. Kurt Steckbeck, CEO, credits the company growth and the ability to expand its sales force to quick turnaround for labor intensive special orders, high quality, competitive pricing and commitment to customer service.
“Designing and manufacturing superior quality bridal jewelry and diamond fashion, combined with an extensive selection at a fair price, has allowed North American Jewelers to grow and expand,” says Scott Knorzer, Director of Sales and Marketing. “We’re very proud of that growth and excited that it allows us to hire professionals with such extensive jewelry experience. The addition of Dennis Williams and Sammy Smith will allow us to continue to serve and grow our independent jewelry business.”
Williams brings 30+ years of experience in the jewelry business, during which time he’s worked exclusively with independent jewelers in NC, SC, VA and Eastern TN. Williams will continue to cover that territory representing North American Jewelers.
Smith brings the unique experience of owning his own jewelry store for 12 years as well as many years as a sales representative cultivating a large independent jeweler following. He will be responsible for sales in AL, MS, LA and AR.
“Our customer service department has also expanded due to our growth,” added Knorzer. “The addition of Jaffray McCarthy, with an extensive background in retail and loose diamonds, and the manufacturing expertise for custom designs of Erika Smith, allow for me to spend additional time focusing on increasing sales and profits for the independent jeweler.”
Knorzer, in addition to his marketing and merchandising responsibilities, will cover independent jewelers in OH, MI, IN and IL. “I have always enjoyed the hands on approach and being ‘in the field’ more will enable me to see trends and develop merchandise programs more effectively,” he said.
North American Jewelers is a Chicago-based jewelry design and manufacturing company. NAJ is the only American-owned jewelry manufacturer with a location in The Seepz of Mumbai, India. For over 25 years, NAJ has offered world class designs and products to a global network of jewelry retailers and wholesalers. Their expertise in diamond sourcing and use of lean manufacturing and just-in-time processes, allows them to meet specific needs of customers in an ever changing marketplace.