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New England Chapter



Mission Statement

The New England Chapter of IPMI supports regional precious metals businesses including the jewelry and related industries, manufacturers, refiners, suppliers, and financiers.

It focuses on providing timely and educational information on topics including precious metals markets, environmental and regulatory updates, security and control, insurance, ownership structures, industry history and trends, and the economy.

It also supports local college programs and encourages and rewards students seeking entry into the jewelry industry. IPMI NE's Jewelry Design Awards is an annual event which showcases and recognizes the wealth of talent, design, technical and manufacturing skills of students participating in jewelry and metalsmithing curriculms.

IPMI New England, P.O. Box 9426, Providence, RI 02940


Advanced Chemical
Argo Advisors
Assay on Wheels
Auramet Trading Co.
Basden Risk Management
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Brink's Global Services USA, Inc.
CNT, Inc.
Colt Refining Inc.
 CAI Software, LLC
Cookson Materials Product Group
Del Greco Coins Inc.
Dillon Gage Metals
DiSanto Priest & Company
Gannon & Scott, Inc.
Geib Refining Inc.
Glines & Rhodes, Inc.
Hereaus Metals NY
Inspectorate America Corp.
IPMI Metro New York Chapter
Jewelers Board of Trade
Johnson Matthey
Kelley Metals Corp.
Loomis International
Manfra Tordella & Brookes, Inc.
MasterMelt Metal Management, LLC
Material Sampling Technologies, LLC
Materials Management Co.
Metalor Technologies USA
Ohio Precious Metals
Pease & Curren
Professional Security Services
QML, Inc.
Rand Refinery, Ltd.
Reliable Silver, Inc.
TRP Associates, LLC
United Precious Metal Refining

Pat Gannon

Michael Mooiman

Past President
John King
Michael Mikolay
Linda Kenerson

Assistant Treasurers

John Regan

Donna Kiesel


Board of Directors
Tim Coggins

Vik Kundu

Peter Marion

Paige Jones

Samantha Uminski


Chapter News

NE Chapter Board Openings 
Interested in Participating in your Local Chapter? Please consider joining the Board. Elections are held at the Annual Meeting in May. Service is for a three year period.

Contact a Board Member with questions or to express your interest.

 Dear Chapter Members,

The 2017-18 Program marked the New England Chapter of the IPMI's 35th year fostering connections among regional precious metal businesses by providing educational and networking activities. The chapter boasts more than 70 active members from major companies across the regional precious metals industry.

Last year's program marked the start of the second term for the chapter's co presidents Mike Mooiman of Argo Advisors and Pat Gannon of CAI Software, LLC (formerly Computer Associates). Mike and Pat had some big shoes to fill with the retirement of John King of Gannon & Scott as chapter president. We are pleased that John continues his seat on our Board of Directors.

The 2017-18 Program featured a full schedule of meeting and networking events.

The year kicked off with the chapter's Annual Membership Drive which resulted in many new members and renewals! Thanks to everyone  for your continued enthusiastic support and participation in our chapter. Our goal this year is to grow our membership by 15% so it'll be all hands on deck for the membership drive this spring. Please return the enclosed Membership Application promptly and do what you can to help us attract new members! Perspective members are free to attend a chapter event to get an idea of what we're all about.

 In March, the chapter's Spring Dinner Meeting featured special guest speaker Miguel Perez-Santalla from Heraeus Metals in New York and president of the IPMI Metro New York chapter. His informative presentation "What's Up with Gold and Silver" highlighted the various factors impacting the value and supplies of these precious metals.  At the meeting, Larry Drummond officially announced his appointment as the new IPMI International Executive Director. It was a privilege to be able to share in this exciting news.

The program year culminated in May with the chapter's Annual Business Meeting and signature event, the 28th Annual Jewelry Design Awards. The Jewlery design awards showcases a wealth of talented regional students. The chapter recognized all competition entrants for their outstanding designs, creativity and vision in creating such unique pieces and was pleased to offer the winners scholarships and grants  totallying more than $12,500 to students and participating schools, including Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island College, UMASS Dartmouth, the Mass College of Art and Design, and the Museum School of Fine Arts at Tufts.

 In addition to the award ceremony, we were pleased to welcome Ed Lemire, the President and Meredith Curren, Vice President for the Providence Jewelry Museum.  They highlighted the history for the museum as well as a look ahead.

The 2018-19 Program is well underway. In October, in conjunction with the chapter's fall Networking Meeting, we held the inaugural IPMI Safety Seminar. the half-day seminar included a series of informative presentations from industry experts, including Diane George with Metalor, Elba Lizardi with Johnson Matthey and JR Rao from Republic Metals ,Andrew McManus with Gannon & Scott and Simon Codrington Joe Pennock and Hugh wood,Global Independent Insurance Brokers.The day included lunch along with admission to the New England Chapter's Annual Fall Networking event and a one-year membership in the chapter.

The past November, the chapter celebrated with our esteemed past chapter president, John King as he was presented the Jack Gannon Industry Leader award from the Precious Metals Association of North America (PMANA0 at a ceremony in Washington DC. We couldn't be more proud of John and his career of accomplishments!

Be sure to return your Membership Application promptly and keep an eye out for information about upcoming chapter events!


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Calendar of Events

IPMI NE Dinner Spring

dinner Meeting

  Thursday March 7 at Wannamoisett  CC in Rumford RI







New Member/Renewal Application




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