Daniel Popesco, the Paris-based industry consultant who co-founded the European Sunglass Association 10 years ago and ran it until the end of last year, has been appointed as European marketing director of Somo Optical, the large Korean lens manufacturer. Specializing in high-index progressive CR39 lenses, Somo is becoming a significant player in Asia. It set up a European sales office in Frankurt three years ago. A former executive of Christian Dalloz Sunoptics, Popesco acted as president of ESA until 1998 and then as its secretary general. He has been consulting for many major companies in the sector.