New York, New York (PressExposure) July 07, 2011 -- Jacob the Jeweler welcomes industry leader Andrew Block as COO of Jacob & Co. Watch Company.
Known for his distinguished tenure of over 20 years as Executive Vice President at Tourneau, LLC, Mr. Andrew Block now brings his over three decades of experience in the watch and luxury industries to Jacob & Co. Renowned as a marketing expert and brand builder, Mr. Block has had a distinguished career in launching and nurturing dynamic and successful brands.
A frequent commentator on the watch industry, Mr. Block has appeared on CNN and in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, WWD and in many other publications and media outlets, sharing his expertise in brand development and positioning and business analytics, as well as national and global marketing strategies. As one of the luxury watch world's most experienced executives, Mr. Block has been often sought by consultants, brand managers, and executives for his knowledge, insight, and strategic vision.
"We're very pleased to have Andrew with us," says Jacob Arabo, founder of Jacob & Co. "His passion for fine watchmaking and global expertise in retail, marketing, and brand development make a perfect match for the needs of our exciting and rapidly evolving fine wristwatch collections."
"Joining Jacob & Co. is a stimulating new venture for me," agrees new COO Andrew Block. "The company has been built over a 20 year plus journey that reflects a true 'American Dream' story, paired with a genuine celebrity following based on a real appreciation for Jacob & Co.'s watches and jewelry. That's the kind of history and positioning any company strives to have for brand building." He continues, "Jacob Arabo is a visionary and has become known, in a very short time, for pushing the envelope not just in design, but in technical watchmaking as well. It's his kind of vision and willingness that will make the Jacob & Co. Watch Company a leader in watchmaking. I look forward to leading the team, reinforcing its global positioning, and supporting its continued growth in both existing and new markets in the months ahead."
About Jacob the Jeweler and his Company
Jacob & Co., the luxury watch and diamond jewelry house, was founded over 25 years ago in New York City by Jacob the Jeweler.
After years of designing for private clients, Jacob & Co. established a globally-renowned reputation with leaders in entertainment and sports, allowing the company to launch its flagship store in New York City in 2004. Jacob & Co. has solidified its position as one of the world's leading luxury watch and jewelry houses with the introduction of the revolutionary Five Time Zone technology and complicated movements. The brand continues its dedication to the highest standards of craftsmanship, design and innovation, offering the finest quality Swiss made timepieces and precious jewelry for both men and women. The Jacob & Co. collections are currently sold worldwide.