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Circle of Distinction Spotlight: Peter Engel

Thursday, May 18, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Peter EngelThe American Gem Society congratulates Peter Engel, president of Fred Meyer Jewelers, as a recipient of this year’s AGS Triple Zero Award!

Mr. Engel joined Fred Meyer Jewelers in 1981 as a sales associate. In 1986, he became a manager then transitioned into a regional supervisor in 1993. During the acquisition of Littman Jewelers in 1998, Mr. Engel was promoted to vice president of operations on the East Coast. In 2001, he became group vice president of store operations. He was named to his current role as president in 2005, overseeing 319 stores in 31 states.

Mr. Engel is heavily involved in the jewelry industry by serving on the board of directors for Jewelers for Children (JFC), Diamond Council of America (DCA) and the Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF). He is also actively involved with Jewelers of America (JA).

We hope to see you at this year's Circle of Distinction Dinner in New York, July 25. Do not miss this opportunity to show your support of the honorees and your dedication to excellence in our industry!

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Stay tuned—next month we'll be featuring another one of our Circle of Distinction honorees!


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The American Gem Society (AGS) is a nonprofit trade association of fine jewelry professionals dedicated to setting, maintaining and promoting the highest standards of ethical conduct and professional behavior through education, accreditation, recertification of its membership, gemological standards, and gemological research.

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