Marcel Pohl, who has been sales director of Essilor Deutschland for more than 20 years, has been promoted as European business development manager. He is being succeeded by Harald Feld, who has been working in leading roles with other types of branded goods.


Frank Hauerken is appointed as general manager of CIBA Vision for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He will be assisted by a new sales manager for the region, Siegfried Kerschenbauer, who was formerly general manager of the company in Austria. Hauerken replaces Francesco Balestrieri, who takes on a similar management position for North America. Hauerken worked previously for Unilever and Bestfoods.