The Citizen Watch Company of America, Inc. has promoted Jeffrey A. Cohen to president, effectively immediately. He will have ultimate responsibility for the sales, marketing, product development, distribution and finance in the United States, Caribbean, Canada and the United Kingdom. He succeeds Laurence Grunstein, whose retirement after 26 years with the company was announced last month.
Prior to joining Lyndhurst, N.J.-based watch company, Cohen was worldwide president of the Movado watch brand, where he was instrumental in growing the company to become one of the leading brands in the luxury timepiece market. He joined Citizen as executive vice president in June 2010, bringing almost thirty years of watch experience to the position. He has been active in the watch industry, serving as a member of the 24 Karat Club, JCK Advisory Board and Jewelry Information Center.
In conjunction with Cohen’s promotion, Citizen named the executive promotions of Carl A. Mielke to executive VP, Sales – U.S. Market, Citizen Watch Company of America.; of J. Kevin Kaye to president, Citizen Watch Company of Canada, Ltd; and of Alan Mace to managing director, Citizen Watch United Kingdom, Ltd. They will all report directly to Cohen.
Citizen holds a leading position in the mid-priced watch market in the United States.