Eyemart Express appointed Michael J. Bender as chief executive and president, effective Jan. 1. Doug Barnes, the former chief executive, now serves as the company's chairman. Bender has more than 30 years of experience and a comprehensive background in manufacturing, retail and healthcare. Most recently, he served as chief operating officer of Walmart's Global e-commerce business. As well as Walmart, he has also worked at Cardinal Health, Victoria's Secret Stores and PepsiCo. Eyemart Express operates 178 stores in 35 U.S. states under the brands Eyewear Express, Vision4Less, and VisionMart Express.