Frank Skowronek has assumed the management of Bach Optik and Steinburg, two wholesale distributors of contact lenses and eyecare products based in Cologne and Düsseldorf. Starting in January 2017, he will replace Jürgen Schofeld in his position as chief executive of both companies. Skowronek worked for twelve years at Pharm Allergan/Abbott Medical Optics (AMO) in various positions, among others as sales manager for Austria, Germany and Switzerland. He previously led Optos, a provider of devices for eyecare professionals, and Polytech-Domilens, a marketer of ophthalmic surgical products.