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    Guerra reportedly joins Thelios’ executive board


    According to a report by Milano Finanza , Andrea Guerra , former CEO of the Luxottica group, has been appointed to the executive board of directors of Thelios , the joint venture between LVMH and Marcolin . Guerra is currently CEO of LVMH Hospitality Excellence , the luxury ...

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    Safilo appoints a VP of global sales for Privé Reveaux


    The Safilo Group has appointed Maureen Cavanagh in the newly created position of senior vice president of global sales for Privé Revaux , the U.S.-based brand of affordable eyewear initially launched by American celebrities and taken over by the Italian company in February 2020. A certified optician by ...

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    New MD for De Rigo in France


    De Rigo appointed Romain Vanini as its new managing director for France last month, replacing Franck Leclere who had been at the helm of the French subsidiary since 2008 and has left the Italian group. Since 2017, Vanini had been the sales director of Safilo France , ...

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    Walsh to lead Ocuco global sales and marketing


    Ocuco , the provider of eyecare software for opticians, optometrists and laboratories, has promoted Dermot Walsh to the position of chief revenue officer for the group. He will join the group’s corporate management team and oversee the international sales and marketing departments. A graduate in Information Technologies, Walsh joined ...

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    Zoppas to leave Thelios


    The Tecnica Group , an international supplier of outdoor footwear and ski equipment based in Italy, announced on Monday that Giovanni Zoppas will become its new CEO and general manager from next May. Thelios confirmed that Zoppas would leave the group at the end of April and said that ...

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    Marcolin reshuffles European leadership structure


    Marcolin announced last week that Stephan Hinkerode , current general manager of Marcolin Deutschland , is taking larger resposibilities and will now oversee the company’s business in the U.K., the Nordics and the DACH region. Hinkerode, who joined Marcolin in 2016 from Safilo , will report directly to Antonio ...

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    Bausch Health appoints new CFO, prepares B+L spin off


    The Canadian healthcare company Bausch Health announced the appointment of Paul Herendeen , its chief financial officer since 2016, to the newly created position of advisor to the chairman and CEO of the company, starting June 1. Herendeen’s CFO responsibilities will be transferred to Sam Eldessouky , who joined ...

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    Cazal appoints a new creative director


    Op Couture Brillen , the German company behind the Cazal brand, last month appointed Allan Rasmussen as its new product and design director in replacement of Katharina Schlager . Schlager, one of the founders of the Austrian brand Andy Wolf , had been in charge of Cazal’s collections ...

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    Essilux proposes a new slate of board directors


    EssilorLuxottica ’s board has released a new slate of candidates for the board of directors that will be proposed to shareholders at the forthcoming annual general meeting (AGM). The company’s representatives are Leonardo Del Vecchio , Francesco Milleri , Paul du Saillant , Romolo Bardin , and Juliette Favre ...

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    Bausch Health expands board after deal with activist shareholder


    The Canadian healthcare company Bausch Health will expand its board of directors to add two representatives of the activist investor Carl Icahn. With the two new appointments, the board will have 13 directors. Under the agreement, Brett Icahn and Steven Miller will be appointed to the ...

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    Walgreens names new CEO


    The U.S. pharmacy group Walgreens Boots Alliance has appointed Rosalind (Roz) Brewer as its new CEO, effective March 15. Brewer will also join the group’s board of directors. She succeeds Stefano Pessina , who moves to the role of executive chairman. Pessina has served as the CEO ...

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    Kaleos appoints a new export manager


    Kaleos , a Spanish eyewear brand based in Barcelona, has appointed Pablo Majó as its new sales director for France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Africa and Asia-Pacific. The company said the appointment of Majó, a former Oakley sales representative and European manager at Gigi Studios , ...

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    Norville hires Paul Jones as national sales manager


    Norville has appointed Paul Jones as national sales manager. He was previously regional business development manager at Hoya Lens UK . In September, Nevil “Nev” Trotter was appointed general manager of the British manufacturer of spectacle lenses. The Norville Group, renamed Norville (20/20), was acquired ...

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    Marcolin appoints a new marketing communication manager


    Marcolin has appointed Roberta Viganò as marketing communication manager. She will be responsible for the worldwide communication activities of the group’s brands, supervising public relationships, media planning and buying as well as digital communication. Viganò will be based in Milan and report to the marketing, communication and events ...

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    New COO and CFO at Rodenstock


    Rodenstock , the high-end German lens and frame company, announced the appointment of Roland Dimbath as its new chief operations officer as of Jan.1. Dimbach joined the company in 2006 as director of logistics and purchasing, a position he held until 2017 when he was appointed head of sales ...

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    Mister Spex hires a new chief technology officer


    The German eyewear retailer Mister Spex has hired Karl Pitrich as chief technology officer (CTO). He replaces André Neubauer , who left the company in August 2020 to become CTO of the German loan portal smava . Prior to joining Mister Spex, Pitrich was digital expert associate ...

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    Imago Eyewear expands its management team


    Imago Eyewear has expanded its management team by hiring Markus Schröder as managing director. He joins the existing managing partners Rainer Laepple and Marco Finster . Schröder was previously sales director in charge of Germany, Austria and Switzerland for Charmant Europe , a position he held from November ...

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    Andrea Guerra to manage Fendi and Loro Piana


    Andrea Guerra , the former chief executive of Luxottica , will be in charge of managing the Italian brands Fendi and Loro Piana from January. Guerra joined LVMH in September, after a five-year stint as executive chairman of the high-end emporium Eataly , as CEO of the ...

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    Essilux names two new helmsmen


    EssilorLuxottica announced a series of organizational changes at its helm following the desire of Hubert Sagnières , its executive vice chairman, to retire. The 65-year old French manager has given up his executive powers but remains as non-executive vice chairman of the group. In a simultaneous decision aimed at ...

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    Steve Tulba becomes managing director of Inspecs division


    The British eyewear maker Inspecs Group has appointed Steve Tulba as managing director of the Inspecs division. Tulba has worked for 11 years with Inspecs in two stints. He started in 2003, initially as international business development manager, then as sales director and finally as president of Inspecs ...