Safilo USA has announced the retirement of Dick Russo, executive vice president in charge of the commercial activities for North America, after 42 years of service. Glenn Rusk, who previously led Safilo's Canadian business, has been named the new commercial senior vice president of Safilo North America and has become a member of Safilo's Global Leadership Team. Russo began his career in the eyewear business in 1971 as an independent sales representative in the Safilo sales division of Starline Optical Corp., which became Safilo USA, Inc. in 1991. He became executive vice president of Safilo's North American business in 2006. In addition to his career path at Safilo, Russo has also been an active member of The Vision Council, where he served on the board of directors for two consecutive terms, before assuming his current position as secretary/treasurer.