Pearle Vision, a division of Luxottica Retail in the U.S., has named Srinivas (Srini) Kumar to be its senior vice president and general manager. He is tasked with expanding Pearle Vision's franchise network, much as he did in his previous position as president and chief operating officer of Baskin-Robbins International. In his new position he will report to Seth McLaughlin, the vice president of Luxottica Retail.