Established in 2000, the CJA Chairman’s Award recognizes those members of the Canadian Jewellery industry that have gone above and beyond to enhance the industry’s profile. Dan Panos, this year’s recipient stands alongside the previous recipients, boasting an equally impressive reputation. His professionalism and strong sense of commitment and integrity, inherent in his career, embodies the qualities sought after for this award.
Following his graduation from Ryerson University, Dan quickly found his home at Corona Jewellery in 1967 and has been a part of the company’s legacy ever since. First as a salesmen and then as Vice President of Sales, Dan Panos has been part of the Jewellery industry for nearly half a century. His countless years of experience have left an impact not only on the industry itself but on the many sales professionals that he has trained and been a mentor for. For all of these years, Dan has worked tirelessly to grow and nurture Corona’s relationship not only with its sales force, but its other stakeholders, most notably its customers and clients.
It is not only Dan’s dedication to the industry that has earned him this prestigious award, but also his involvement in the community starting at a young age as a youth leader at St. Bride’s Anglican Church in Mississauga. His dedication to help others and his cheerfulness made him extremely popular not only at Corona, but also amongst his industry colleagues and friends. His signature European hugs are well-known throughout Canada and probably around the world, as he has travelled a great deal for business.