Carl Zeiss Vision has promoted Steve Mitrakos to senior vice president of U.S. sales, a newly created position. In his role, he will continue to have overall responsibility for the retail channel and will now have responsibility for the independent channel as well. A graduate of Fordham University and The Anderson School of Management at UCLA, Mitrakos joined Carl Zeiss Vision in 2002. Most recently, he held the position of vice president of sales for retail and managed care at the U.S. subsidiary, where he previously served as vice president of marketing and vice president of customer marketing.