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2018 Jack Gannon Industry Leader Award

Published 12/21/2018

Our warmest congratulations to John King who was this year’s recipient of The Precious Metals Association of North America, Jack Gannon Industry Leadership Award.

Fantastic award ceremony held at the Capitol Hill Club in DC.

A wonderful opportunity to recognize the many career accomplishments of great colleague and friend.

 

 2018 Jack Gannon Industry Leader Award

John King's Retirement

Published 10/09/2017

GANNON & SCOTT ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF Chief Financial Officer -Press Release

Gannon & Scott is both pleased and sad to announce the recent retirement of John H. King, Executive Vice President and CFO.

John joined Gannon & Scott in 2000, and was instrumental in the success of the company’s expansion to Phoenix, AZ. John also drove the acquisition of a second facility in Cranston, RI, which features the one of the most sophisticated environmental control systems in the refining industry; the facility also has almost an acre of solar panels generating green energy for the local power grid.

John began his 45-year career in the precious metals industry in the early 1970s at the Citibank precious metals depository in New York City, after serving in the U.S. Army from 1968-1970. At the time, it was the largest commercial depository in the country. In 1979, under John’s guidance, Citibank introduced a successful retail Precious Metals Certificate program, which was prominently featured in Citibank’s 1979 Annual Report. 

In 1984 John relocated to Rhode Island to manage the operations of Fleet Bank’s precious metals unit. At Fleet, John managed the project to automate the unit’s manual accounting system. Under his guidance, the operation became a separate legal entity and supported a lending unit that grew to over $1.5 Billion in commitments.

In addition to his extensive experience working in precious metals and his service to his country, John was a tireless volunteer, both within and outside the industry. 

In addition to various other leadership roles, John served as President of the local chapter of the International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI) for more than 10 years, and has been an active member of the national IPMI organization. 

Under John’s leadership, the New England Chapter of the IPMI developed an annual event to support local jewelry design efforts with an annual Jewelry Design Competition that provides scholarships and support to New England university students and programs involved in jewelry design.

In addition to his professional charitable endeavors, John was also a founding member of the original Board of Directors of the Providence Ronald McDonald House (PRMH). John served on the board for over 10 years, including the critical first several years when the PRMH was built as a result of a successful capital campaign.

John and his wife, Linda, devote numerous hours to the success of the PRMH, and its continued growth and success remain a fitting testimony to John’s dedication and efforts. John also served as Treasurer of the RI Youth Soccer Association.

 

  At Gannon & Scott, John has shared his talents and drive to help guide the company from a traditional secondary precious metals refiner to the powerhouse it is now - one that serves a multitude of industries, from traditional jewelry manufacturers to electronic scrap recyclers to global manufacturers of medical and electronic devices.

As a key member of the executive management team, John’s impact on Gannon & Scott will continue long after his retirement.

“He will be missed by many in the industry, but by none as much as his colleagues at Gannon & Scott,” noted Margaret Gannon-Jones, Chairman of Gannon & Scott.

 

“The entire company is both pleased for John and his accomplishments, but saddened that we will no longer see him every day,” said Joe Peixoto, CEO. “We are all grateful to have been able share the last few years of John’s illustrious career in the precious metals industry.”

 

As part of Gannon & Scott’s on-going succession planning, David Deuel will succeed John as Chief Financial Officer.

 

John and his wife Linda reside in North Kingstown, RI. They plan on traveling and spending time with their two grandsons.

 

CHWMEG Completes Review of GANNON & SCOTT’s RI Facilities

Published 12/02/2015

CHWMEG, Inc. recently completed a comprehensive, independent review of Gannon & Scott’s Cranston, RI facilities.

 

Our Phoenix, AZ facility was reviewed in 2006 and again in 2011.

 

The reports of CHWMEG’s reviews of both of our facilities are available exclusively to CHWMEG members at www.chwmeg.org.

 

 

Above Picture: Cranston, RI: Brian Walker, Plant Engineer (Left), and Matt Fischer, Compliance & Engineering Manager(Right) 

 

The CHWMEG review, coordinated by our engineering team, provides CHWMEG members with a detailed report, and helps to underscore our commitment to the environment and the numerous ways Gannon & Scott strives to provide superior precious metals refining and processing services in an environmentally sound manner.

Above Picture: Phoenix, AZ: Margaret Gannon Jones, President(Left) and Doug Bouldin, Compliance & Engineering Manager(Right)

From the CHWMEG website:

CHWMEG, Inc. is a non-profit trade association comprised of manufacturing and other "industrial" companies interested in efficiently managing the waste management aspects of their environmental stewardship programs. Their programs are based upon their potential environmental liability related to the wastes that are inherently generated by their companies' manufacturing processes.

CHWMEG, Inc.'s membership is comprised of companies representing a number of industrial sectors, including chemical, petroleum, and electronic and other manufacturing sectors. Membership currently includes many Fortune 500 companies.

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Gannon & Scott Employee Recognized by the IPMI

Published 10/29/2015

 

Gannon & Scott is pleased to congratulate Donna Kiesel on recently being acknowledged for her tireless dedication to the New England Chapter of International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI) and, specifically, to the annual Jewelry Design Award competition.

 

Since 1997, Donna has devoted many hours to organizing, running and securing funds for the New England IPMI to recognize worthy college students focused on designing and creating wearable jewelry pieces. Donna was one of the key New England IMPI Chapter board members responsible for the significant growth this program has achieved in the past 13 years. 

 

During this year’s 25th annual award ceremony held in May, the students weren’t the only attendees who were honored for their achievements. In addition to a record number of awards, scholarships and support for Jewelry Design programs at New England colleges and universities made by the NE IPMI, Donna Kiesel was presented with a Certificate of Silver Membership by Christopher Jones, Chairman of the National Chapter of the IPMI. This is a special membership category awarded to individual members who have made significant contributions to the IPMI’s growth and to those deserving of special recognition. Donna certainly fits both of those criteria.

Congratulations on a job well done!