Jan Cory has been named the new U.S. president of Silhouette Optical. She will report to Daniel Rogger, chief executive of Silhouette International based in Austria. Cory succeeds Chris Juergens, who will be retiring after 14 years of leadership at the company's U.S. subsidiary. Cory came to the optical sector in 1998 as vice president of department stores for Bausch+Lomb. After B+L's eyewear division was acquired by Luxottica, she achieved significant growth for her division there and was promoted in 2008 to vice president of optical independents and sun specialty. Most recently, she served as the senior vice president of domestic sales, U.S. and Canada for Viva International Group, directing all channels of trade. She serves on the board of the Accessories Council and is a member of the Optical Women's Association.