Dr. Norbert Gorny is Essilor International's new senior vice president for the Central Europe region, comprising Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He takes the place of Thierry Robin and will sit on the executive committee of the parent company, with responsibilities for production, logistics, materials handling and IT. Gorny has been member of the board of directors of the Carl Zeiss Group for many years, and he led Carl Zeiss Vision International in recent years as its president and chief executive. He was most recently executive vice president of an international consulting and engineering company, Poÿry.