Breaking News Patek Philippe Announces New President in the U.S.
Patek Philippe, the 180-year-old, Geneva-based watch firm, has changed the gatekeeper at its U.S. auxiliary. Lisa Jones formally took over as leader of the Henri Stern Watch Agency (HSWA), as the U.S. auxiliary is called, on May 1. A 16-year HSWA veteran, Jones recently was the company’s VP. She is the main lady to lead HSWA, which was established in 1942, by Henri Stern, granddad of Patek Philippe’s present president, Thierry Stern.
Jones succeeds Larry Pettinelli, who has left the company “to set out on the following period of his profession,” the company said in a May 1 letter to Patek Philippe’s U.S. retailers and customers. The letter was endorsed by Stern and Hank Edelman, Chairman of the Board of HSWA. Pettinelli has been president since 2007 and a HSWA representative since 1988.
Lisa is actually the opportune individual to take [the U.S. subsdiary] to the following level in a developing and testing environment.
– Thierry Stern, Patek Philippe President
Jones joined HSWA in 2003 working in advertising, deals and promoting and ascending to company’s number two spot, regulating every commercial action. She was perceived by the Wall Street Journal as a “Lady of Note” in 2014. Preceding Patek Philippe, she worked in communications at the New York office of Antiquorum, the Geneva-based watch sell off house.
“Lisa has dominated at each progression during her profession here, building up a very much acquired standing as a go-to individual among our retail accomplices and clients,” Stern and Edelman wrote in their letter. “Lisa’s enthusiasm for the brand is infectious and goes to the actual center of what we are probably as a company.
“Lisa has additionally shown solid administration abilities and has arisen as a credible voice in the association – she accepts change, values development, cultivates cooperation, and perceives that building a solid group and a positive culture is just about as significant as the watches we manufacture.”
“It is this combination of regard and reverence from both our clients and our group,” the letter proceeded, “that make[s] Lisa precisely the opportune individual to take the HSWA to the following level in an advancing and testing environment.”
Patek Philippe watches have been sold in the United States since 1851. Today HSWA has 72 representatives, including 31 watchmakers. It additionally incorporates the Patek Philippe Institute, an in-house watchmaking school Geneva established in Shanghai in 2013, and which opened in New York in 2015.
“I anticipate proceeding to fortify the company’s way of life of advancement,” Jones said in a proclamation declaring her arrangement. “Having gone through near twenty years creating solid commercial connections inside the market, I am sure the future and estimations of the Henri Stern Watch Agency will remain unrivaled.”
Stern and Edelman hailed Pettinelli as “a dependable and esteemed representative.” He began as a sales rep, became VP in 2000, and president seven years after the fact, succeeding Edelman, who climbed to chairman.
“Under Larry’s devoted administration, the way that Patek Philippe in the USA has been a steady, fruitful company is surely due, to some extent, to his determination and character,” Stern and Edelman composed. “We need to offer our thanks to Larry for his unwaveringness to the company, for his commitment to our standards, and for his administration of our talented and committed employees.”