Breaking News: Larry Pettinelli Departs Patek Philippe USA. Lisa Jones Promoted to President.

Something we didn’t think would ever happen was for Larry Pettinelli to ever leave Patek Philippe USA after serving as President of Patek Philippe USA —The Henri Stern Watch Agency, Inc.— for more than a decade. Today, Patek Philippe USA announced the promotion of Lisa Jones to President of The Henri Stern Watch Agency, Inc—the exclusive American importer and distributor for Patek Philippe in the USA. Prior to joining Patek Philippe 15 years ago, Ms. Jones served as the Vice President and Marketing Director for Antiquorum during almost six years.

Recognized by the Wall Street Journal as a ‘Woman on Note’ in 2014, Lisa Jones joined Patek Philippe USA as Public Relations Manager in 2004, to then become Patek’s National Sales Director less than a year later, after Larry Pettinelli was about to be promoted to President of the company. Then in 2013, she was promoted to Vice President overseeing all commercial activities including sales and marketing.

“Patek Philippe is a rare company that has been able to stay true to its ideals and stay independent for 180 years. With her passion for our brand and her understanding of the American market, Lisa Jones is the right person to lead the company and sustain the quality and innovation that has defined us all these years,” says Hank Edelman, Chairman of the Board at the Henri Stern Watch Agency.

“I look forward to continuing to strengthen the company’s culture of innovation,” Jones says. “Having spent close to two decades developing strong commercial relationships within the market, I am confident the future and values of the Henri Stern Watch Agency will remain unrivaled.”

Here at WCL we congratulate Lisa Jones on her appointment and wish the best of luck to Larry Pettinelli on his future endeavors.

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