Professional Jeweler Archive: DPS Restructures

May 2004

Diamonds/News


DPS Restructures

New specialist positions are designed to meet needs of the trade


The Diamond Promotion Service restructured recently to better serve the changing diamond jewelry trade. Effective immediately, the positions of regional directors have been replaced with new specialist positions targeting four management areas.

“We are all looking forward to working within a new structure that can better capitalize on the resources of DPS, J. Walter Thompson and the Diamond Trading Co. The new management positions are each very different and will allow the trade to easily access our expertise,” says Lynn Diamond, executive director of DPS.

The new management areas are:

  • Trade Shows, managed by DPS veteran Bart Boydston, who has a reputation for widespread trade support.
  • Alignment Programs and DPS Sales, managed by Mike Sabo, who has promoted DPS products and services for eight years.
  • Association Programs, managed by Debbie Hiss, whose long-term relationships with associations supported her two-year success managing DPS partnership programs.
  • Manufacturer Programs, managed by David Ramirez, who has supervised participation of manufacturer partners in the Design Gallery at www.adiamondisforever.com.

All new trade management areas will continue to fall under Robert May, senior partner and director of operations, who also will manage some key accounts.

Diamantaires will continue to be supported by Sheryl Silberg.

The DPS education program will continue to be managed by Diane Warga-Arias.

Services are expected to increase for integrated custom programs and sales floor support. And the delivery of training seminars will be offered at affordable pricing or will be provided as part of integrated custom programs, according to DPS.

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