This week, our host and aBlogtoWatch Founder Ariel Adams is joined by VJ Geronimo, the CEO of The Americas at Oris. To start the conversation, Ariel has VJ dive right into what he does in his current role for Oris, and they begin to talk about some of the differences between markets like the South American market compared to The United States market. The two discuss some of the goals behind the brand, and how his current position influences VJ’s life while living in a place like Connecticut while working for a Swiss Watch Brand. Since a big focus for Oris is conservation and being environmentally conscious, Ariel and VJ really look into what Oris has been doing when it comes to conservation with their own products, and why it is something that is important to the brand as well as VJ. Our guest and host go deeper into industry talk, VJ talks about the R&D that goes into some of the product design, and Ariel asks what watch VJ likes to put on people’s wrists when asked for guidance. Listen below or on the player of your choice.
VJ Geronimo has been in the watch industry for over 30 years. After starting off as an accountant outside the industry, he held multiple roles with Movado and Victorinox before shifting gears and taking on a role in market research. In 2010, he started with Oris, and in January of 2023 was named CEO of The Americas for the brand.