American Vision, the new Indian optical retail franchising company that we have written about (Eyewear Intelligence Vol. 16 N° 15+16 of Nov. 25, 2015), has gone through another round of funding. One of the new investors is Satish Jamdar, former managing director of an Indian air conditioning firm, Blue Star. Another new investor is said to be Ashutosh Vaidya, a former sales director of Luxottica for the South Asian region, who has been designated as American Vision's new chief executive. Like American Vision's founder and current CEO, Ajay Kashikar, Vaidya worked previously for Samsonite. Kashikar worked also for Blue Star more recently. One of his partners in the new company, Narendra Yadav, was a former official of Luxottica in India.  

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