Rhode Island Jewelry: One Company’s Story Of 21st Century Survival
There nothing from the outside of the unremarkable, industrial building in East Providence that houses LDC, Inc., that even hints at the sprawling, gilded, controlled-chaos inside. There are more chains, beads and pendants that you can imagine. Designers sit at artfully cluttered desks, sketching with pencil on paper. Hundreds of metal baubles stew in metal vats, being cleaned and polished. And George Cantara sits at one of a few dozen hulking orange and green machines with a tweezers, plucking and placing delicate steel hoops.
MJSA has elected Edward N. DeCristofaro, president of LDC Inc. in Providence, Rhode Island, as chair of the association’s board of directors. Ann Arnold, CEO of Leiberfarb in Rahway, New Jersey, and Darrell Warren, vice president at Stuller Inc. in Lafayette, Louisiana, are the new vice chairs of the board. Michael Toback, president of Myron Toback Inc. becomes treasurer, while Stuart Lee continues as secretary. The new MJSA Foundation chair is Dave Meleski, president of the Richline Group Inc; the former Foundation chair, Richard V. Powers, becomes an officer at large.