Quincy Jones – Patron of the Arts

Quincy Jones – Patron of the Arts

By Anthony DeMarco – October 3, 2012 Source: Forbes     WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — When Quincy Jones was a child growing up in Chicago and Seattle, he wanted to be a gangster. Instead, he settled for being one of the most influential and accomplished persons in...
24 Hour Play : LA

24 Hour Play : LA

Text by Taffy Brodesser-Akner Photography by Rob Rob Kalmbach   When a group of game writers, directors, and actors get together to create a play from scratch in 24 hours, the results are entertaining–and enlightening. Here, the accomplished participants in the...
Montblanc a Fountain of Global Growth

Montblanc a Fountain of Global Growth

June 14, 2013 (Bloomberg) — Jan-Patrick Schmitz, president & CEO at Montblanc North America, talks with Betty Liu about global luxury buying trends and the company’s growing growth rates in China and throughout Asia. He speaks on Bloomberg...
The Power of a Pen With Some Personality

The Power of a Pen With Some Personality

In an age dominated by tech gadgets such as cellphones, a pen can still make a potent statement. Jan-Patrick Schmitz, president and chief executive officer of Montblanc North America, believes when you pull one out to sign a document or write something down in a...
Montblanc CEO Shares Pricing And Brand Marketing Insights

Montblanc CEO Shares Pricing And Brand Marketing Insights

Montblanc CEO Shares Pricing And Brand Marketing Insights Written by Lorna Pappas Friday, 19 October 2012 09:52 As showrooming and online price comparisons induce brands and retailers to lower prices, many products and services essentially have become commodities....
At The Mark Twain House, A Pen Befitting The Man

At The Mark Twain House, A Pen Befitting The Man

By Dan Haar On October 11, 2012  |  The Haar Report  |  Hartford Courant     What would Mark Twain say about a commemorative fountain pen made in his honor, that cost $2,520? That’s easy — he’d mock the company that made it, and promptly buy a handful for friends, and...
The Close – Interview with Jan-Patrick Schmitz

The Close – Interview with Jan-Patrick Schmitz

Montblanc North America’s CEO Jan-Patrick Schmitz joins Michael Hainworth to take a look at how the company is fairing in an uncertain luxury goods market. About: The Close Michael Hainsworth guides you through the vital last half-hour of trading, where anything...
Forbes: A Conversation with Jan-Patrick Schmitz

Forbes: A Conversation with Jan-Patrick Schmitz

Former Montblanc CEO Jan-Patrick Schmitz on ways the purveyor of luxury writing instruments has expanded its product line while staying true to core brand essence. . Montblanc has been a consistently present beacon in the luxury brand market for nearly a century....
Bloomberg TV: MoneyMoves with Deirdre Bolton

Bloomberg TV: MoneyMoves with Deirdre Bolton

See the Pablo Picasso Pen That Retails for $33,000   Sept. 21 (Bloomberg) — Montblanc North America CEO Jan-Patrick Schmitz talks about the demand for luxury products. He speaks with Deirdre Bolton on Bloomberg Television’s “Money Moves.”...
Montblanc banks on selling splendor

Montblanc banks on selling splendor

  By RICHARD MULLINS | The Tampa Tribune Published: September 16, 2012 Updated: September 16, 2012 – 5:48 PM       TAMPA —   Walk into the newly expanded Montblanc store in Tampa, past the glimmering display cases, past the sparkling cabinets full of...

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