The Horological Society of New York (HSNY) announces the appointment of actor and horological designer Aldis Hodge as its newest Trustee. Hodge is an award-winning actor, famous for his roles in movies such as The Invisible Man, Clemency, Hidden Figures, and Straight Outta Compton. In addition, Hodge is an accomplished horologist who serves on the academy of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. The Society’s ten Trustees play an important role in the operation of the organization, as they are responsible for ensuring that it continues to uphold the interests of the public.
In addition, Nicholas Manousos (formerly HSNY President) succeeds Edwin Hydeman as Executive Director. Manousos also serves on the Academy of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève and is the Technical Editor for HODINKEE. John Teifert, Technical Manager for LVMH Watches & Jewelry, assumes the role of President, and John Davis, Director of Service Operations, Rolex Watch USA, assumes the role of Vice President. Teifert and Davis succeed in their roles as Vice President and Trustee, respectively.
Founded in 1866, HSNY has navigated through world wars, depressions, and pandemics, while always maintaining its mission to advance the art and science of horology. As New York City begins to re-open, HSNY’s team is focused on making a positive contribution to horology through its educational and philanthropic programs. To date in 2020, HSNY has awarded $ 155,000 in financial assistance to watchmaking students, schools, and professionals.
“The challenges we face in this tumultuous year have accelerated change across all aspects of the watchmaking industry,” said HSNY’s new Executive Director Manousos. “I am looking forward to meeting those challenges head-on with HSNY’s team.”
“It is an honor and a privilege to join the prestigious Board of Trustees for such an impactful organization,” said Hodge. “It is my hope that, in my time at HSNY, I will be able to be an asset in advancing and enhancing the appreciation, education, and love of horology around the world.”