Jewelers Mutual Adds 2 Industry Veterans to Its Board
John A. Green of retailer Lux Bond & Green and Niveet Nagpal of Omi Privé have joined the board of directors as of May 18.
New to the board are John A. Green, president and CEO of retailer Lux Bond & Green, and Niveet Nagpal, president of Omi Privé.
Their appointments are effective as of May 18.
Green has served as president and CEO of Lux Bond & Green, a company started by his great-grandfather Morris A. Green in 1898, for 30 years.
The retailer now has five locations in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Green is passionate about his native Hartford, Connecticut community, serving on many nonprofit boards there, and is also active in the jewelry industry.
He served as a past chair of the Gemological Institute of America, Jewelers of America, the Jewelry Information Center (now part of Jewelers of America), and the Gem Awards.
He also has been a member of the boards of MJSA and Jewelers for Children.
Green was inducted into the National Jeweler Retailer Hall of Fame in 2004, was a Jewelers for Children Facet of Hope honoree, and received the American Gem Society Circle of Distinction Triple Zero and Lifetime Achievement awards.
Omi Gems’ Nagpal discovered his passion for the loose gemstone business from his parents, Omi and Preeti, who created Los Angeles-based Omi Gems in 1985.
After earning a business degree from the University of Southern California and a Graduate Gemology diploma from GIA in 1997, he joined his father at Omi.
Nagpal carries on the family’s reputation for sourcing fine gems and also creates award-winning jewelry, having won more than 40 jewelry design awards, including 18 American Gem Trade Association Spectrum awards.
He has served on several trade organization boards, including AGS, AGTA, the JCK Luxury advisory committee, and acted as past president of the 24 Karat Club of Southern California.
Nagpal volunteers as a career coach at GIA and is a participant in the GIA-Harvard Global Leadership Program.
“We are thrilled to welcome John and Niveet to our board of directors. They bring extensive knowledge from the jewelry industry and a keen eye to the evolution of it,” said Jewelers Mutual President and CEO Scott Murphy.
“We are fortunate to team with them as we continue to work towards raising the tide of the jewelry industry.”
In addition to Green and Nagpal, Jewelers Mutual board members include Alex Barcados, Susan Doyle, Mark Fiebrink, Patti Griffin, Dione Kenyon (vice chair), Marianne Marck, Scott Murphy, Terry Murphy, Robert Reeg (chair), and Craig Underwood.
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