Nicola Brandolese has become the new president of Retail Optical of Americas, a new position at Luxottica where he will supervise all the group's retail operations in North and South America. A former project director for the Boston Consulting Group and a former manager of Sky Italy at News Corporation, he joined Luxottica in September 2012 in Milan as group business development director and chief digital officer. His appointment is accompanied by the departure of Mark Weikel, who is retiring after four years in the position of president and general manager of LensCrafters and general manager of Sunglass Hut in North America. Separately, Ed Jankowski has joined Luxottica Retail Optical North America as vice president and general manager for luxury retail, comprising the Ilori and Optical Shop of Aspen chains. He worked as chief operating officer for Safilo's Solstice chain of sunglass stores before acting most recently as vice president and general manager for North America at Godiva, the well-know chocolate brand.