John Sokol started his career as a Watchmaker in 1975 working for a local jeweller in Staten Island, New York. In 1978 he started his own business in Staten Island, opening a retail jewelry store which he owned and operated until 1994. In 1994 he went to work for Tag Heuer, which in 1996 was purchased by LVMH. He served there as the Technical Director until 2002.
In October 2002 he moved to Richemont North America in New York City where he assumed the role of Director Technical Services, being responsible for the after sales service of many of the Richemont brands including: Cartier, Panerai and Piaget.
In 2007 he helped in the transfer of the service operations in New York City to a new, state-of-the-art facility in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. At that time he took on the responsibility of managing service of all Richemont brands in the United States.
At the beginning of 2011, Mr. Sokol assumed the responsibility of managing all Richemont Technical Facilities, including Brand Boutiques and Repair Platforms in the United States and Canada. In 2012 he additionally took on the role of serving as Director NAIOSW.