RAPAPORT... During Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company's 99th annual policyholder meeting, held earlier this year in Neenah, Wisconsin, the company announced three new additions to its board of directors including Alex Barcados, the president of C.D. Barcados Co. Ltd., Jon Bridge, the co-chief executive for Ben Bridge Jeweler and Craig Underwood, the president of Underwood's Jewelers.
"You'll notice that each new board member is an established member of the jewelry industry," said Darwin Copeman, the president of Jewelers Mutual. "That's unique to Jewelers Mutual and something we are very proud of. No other insurance company can say that it is more closely involved with the jewelry industry than Jewelers Mutual."
The company was founded by jewelers seeking insurance protection tailored to the unique demands and risks of their businesses. Jewelers Mutual turns 100 next year and is the only company specializing exclusively in jewelry insurance in the United States and Canada.