Menicon has appointed Tosho Mathushima as the new president of Menicon Holdings Europe, the French-based subsidiary created in 2004 to coordinate the administration of its business in France, Germany, Spain and the UK, and the maintenance of its contact lens products in the region. The former general manager, Pierre Vilcot, remains as honorary founder, and he will assist his successor in the transition for one year. Matsuhsima will remain as general manager of the group in charge of global sales. With many new products in the pipeline for the next five years, Menicon is targeting a doubling in its turnover over the next three years.