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    New DACH sales manager for Maui Jim


    Maui Jim has appointed Anne Stahlecker as its sales director for the DACH region, a position that also includes the management of sales in Hungary, Poland and the Netherlands as well as the opening of new neighboring countries. A certified optician, Stahlecker has previously worked as DACH key ...

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    J & J Vision creates myopia education leadership role


    Johnson Johnson Vision is appointing Dr. Chandra Mickles to the newly created position of North America Professional Education Lead, Myopia. Coming from the academic sector, Mickles will be in charge of the company’s education programs around myopia for eye care professionals. The appointment follows recent announcements ...

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    Alcon announces executive committee changes


    Alcon announced a series of changes in its executive committee as Michael Onuscheck will be stepping down from his position of president of global business and innovation after six years at the company. Ian Bell , currently president of international will take over from Onuscheck. Raj Narayanan , ...

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    Management changes at Julbo


    Julbo Eyewear has appointed Rick Randall as vice president of sales in the U.S. A former sales manager for Rocky Mountain Bicycles , Randall had joined Julbo early last year as national sales manager. He will be in charge of sales strategies and retail growth, both in the ...

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    New director of Aftermarkets at Satisloh


    Luca Cavadini has been appointed director of Satisloh ’s aftermarket business, the company’s division handling consumables, spare parts, accessories and after-sales services for machines. Cavadini takes over from Werner Kalb , who is retiring after more than 20 years in the company. The Italian manager joined Satisloh in 2004 ...

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    CVI reinforces myopia management team


    CooperVision (CVI) announced three appointments in senior manager positions last week, two of them in its fast growing myopia management division. Jennifer Lambert is taking the position of senior global brand director of myopia management. A seasoned marketing manager with experience at international companies, including Bausch + Lomb ...

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    CECOP USA names a chief development officer


    CECOP USA has appointed Brent Alvord as its chief development officer, a position in which he will oversee marketing, sales, strategic alliances and new service offerings. He will also be in charge of the growth strategy of the Spanish-based buying group in the U.S. through the acquisition of ...

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    New VP Northern Europe for Essilor


    After six years at BBGR-Nikon France , and most recently as the company’s president, Prûne Marre has been appointed to Essilor Europe’ s board of directors and to the position of vice president North Europe for the group. Replacing Olivier Chupin , who had been in charge of the ...

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    Afflelou appoints former Adidas manager as CEO


    The Afflelou group has appointed Alain Pourcelot as its new CEO in replacement of Tarek Hosni , who had held the position since December last year. An eyewear industry outsider, Pourcelot, comes from the sporting goods sector, where he spent 14 years working for Adidas . He worked ...

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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 ...