Britain's Federation of Manufacturing Opticians (FMO) has appointed John Conway, the general manager of Seiko Optical UK, as the new chairman of OLMADA, the organization's ophthalmic lens distributors and manufacturers' association. He replaces Chris Ball of Essilor UK. Conway has 30 years of experience in UK optics, and is supported in the role by Kevin Gutsell, marketing director of Nikon UK and a long-standing FMO member.