Eschenbach has appointed Bob Preston as the new managing director of International Eyewear, a property of the German company in the U.K. Preston was formerly a director of Boots Opticians in charge of the supply chain, IT and its transformation following its merger with Dollond & Aitchison in 2009. He takes the place left vacant by the departure of David Baker in 2014. In the interim, the company has been managed by Walter Kaiser, Eschenbach's vice president of international sales.