It was silver jewelry that first drew Fred Moran to the Land of Enchantment, and now some 20-odd years later, Moran is still in the jewelry business — but that is not what he is known for in Chaves County political circles.
Moran is wrapping up his second, and he says final, two-year stint as chairman of the Chaves County Democratic Party.
Moran is known as a vocal proponent of Democrats and their ideals, but he is also a successful businessman. As president and CEO of Rich Glo Products, Moran runs a corporation that supplies jewelry cleaning products.
Now a U.S. citizen, Moran is originally from Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada.
He came to the country on an H-1B Visa and it took 10 years for him to become a full citizen. Moran was a successful jewelry salesman specializing in Native American Jewelry from the Southwest. “I was making trips to Albuquerque several times a year,” Moran recalled, “and I always thought this was one of the most beautiful places in the world.”
Moran had several large stores in Canada that sold fine silver jewelry he imported, and his salespeople would use a polishing glove when handling the jewelry to prevent the silver from tarnishing.
“People kept asking me where they could get the polishing glove, and that is when I got the idea to start selling jewelry care products.”
Moran moved to New Mexico in the early 1990s, and started Rich Glo Products here in Roswell.
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