Members of Smyth family take over management of Smyth Jewelers
Members of the family that owns Baltimore-based Smyth Jewelers have stepped in to run the company in a management change at the century-old retailer.
Tom Smyth, a member of the third generation to own the company, will serve as co-president along with his cousins Bob Smyth and Leonard “Buzz” Getschel.
Members of the fourth generation have executive roles as well, including Bob Yanega, who was promoted to chief financial officer.
Former CEO Mark Motes and John Jackson, former vice president of operations, have left the company, Tom Smyth said. He described their departure as “friendly.”
Under the former leadership, Smyth opened 11 Pandora stores and eight goldbuying locations, all of which have been sold. The company now runs three Smyth stores, in Timonium, Ellicott City and Annapolis. Albert Smyth founded the jewelry business in Baltimore in1914. It employs 140 people.