Matt Dorling has been named Transitions Optical's director of U.S. national retail and Canada. He moves up from his former position as U.K. business director. In his new position he will handles Transitions' retail sales, marketing and business development, manage major accounts and find new business opportunities, as well as lead the way to new growth in Canada. He will report to Brian Hauser, the general manager for North America. He's been with Transitions since 1999, when he joined as a trade developer. He spent one year, 2005, at Carl Zeiss Vision.