Johnson & Johnson Vision appointed Katja Schmelzing as general manager for Germany and Austria on Nov. 1. She will be responsible for the development of the brand in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Schmelzing was previously marketing director at Colgate Palmolive's Hill's Pet Nutrition brand of animal feed. She has also worked for L'Oréal Germany, Vichy, La Roche-Posay, Innéov and Roger&Gallet.