Mem­bers of Smyth fam­ily take over man­age­ment of Smyth Jewel­ers

Baltimore Sun - - MARYLAND - — Lor­raine Mirabella

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.

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