Marcolin has announced the appointment of Antonio Jové to the new position of general manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), after working for the Italian group for many years. He will directly report to Massimo Renon, the newly appointed chief executive of the group. A few weeks later, Marcolin also announced the appointment of Eric Lefort as general manager for France. Lefort, who has been serving as Marchon France's general manager for the last 15 years, is also the president of Sidol, the French association of eyewear distributors and importers. Following Lefort's departure after 15 years in the position (see above brief), Marchon has announced that Arnaud Dewilder would take wider responsibilities. Dewilder who has been working for Marchon France since 2011 as sales director, will now also supervise marketing and customer service.