Essilor New Zealand has named Thomas Martin to be its new general manager. He most recently worked as optometry liaison manager for New South Wales, Australia, at Vision Group Holdings. He previously held management positions with Bausch + Lomb, Allergan and the International Center for Eyecare Education. He spent five years in the 1990s with Essilor Australia. He succeeds Olivier Chupin, who has been named chief executive for Nikon Optical, Canada. It is a subsidiary of the joint venture Nikon Essilor.