Mario Casini, who formerly ran the training programs of AIO, the Italian Association of Opticians, is the new president of this organization, one of the two Italian optical retailers' associations, which that claims to be representative of the opticians as individual professionals. The other organization is Federottica. Casini takes over from Alessandro Spiezia, and will be flanked by a vice president, Paola Perron Cabus, and three directors, Stefano Bruzzese, Giuseppe Calvo and Nicoletta Monteverdi.