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Stuller taps merchandising market for new VP

Barbara Ryan to head jewelry division

Lafayette, LA (18 October 2011) – Former Helzberg Divisional Vice President, Barbara Ryan will begin her tenure as Stuller’s VP of Jewelry on Monday, October 17th. According to Chief Merchandising Officer, Danny Clark, her hire illustrates the prime manufacturer’s dedication to creating superior jewelry products and services for the independent retail jeweler.

In her new role, Ryan’s responsibilities will include identifying and understanding emerging trends and developing compelling product collections that meet customers’ needs.

“Barbara’s diversified background and reputation as a leader, combined with her technical savvy make her the perfect choice to take our jewelry business into the future,” explains Clark.

A 20-year industry veteran, Barbara served in numerous roles at Helzberg Diamonds including divisional vice president–merchandise planning and technology where she experienced numerous successes such as the development of a new sales and inventory planning and forecasting system that resulted in increased automation and timesavings for the company. Additional experience includes Macy’s district planner of fashion jewelry and watches, women’s shoes, handbags and accessories in Kansas City, MO and E-Commerce Buyer for retailer, Ross-Simons in Cranston, RI.

Stuller, Inc. is headquartered in Lafayette, LA and was founded by Matthew Stuller in 1970. The DTC Sightholder has nine operations located on three continents around the world, and provides a wide range of goods and services for jewelry professionals. Stuller’s core product categories include: diamonds, gemstones, finished jewelry, mountings, findings, bridal jewelry, tools and supplies, and customized jewelry.