Satisloh has appointed Peter Lothes as president of Satisloh North America. He replaces Larry Clarke, who was named president and chief operating officer of Satisloh AG last autumn and moved to Switzerland. Lothes will lead sales and operations in the U.S. and Canada. Most recently, Lothes worked at Essilor as vice president of national labs and vice president of operations for both Essilor Laboratories of America and Essilor partner labs. His optical career began at his family's business, Select Optical in Columbus, Ohio, which was acquired by Essilor in 2004. He continued as its president until 2009, when he joined Essilor as vice president of operations - partner labs.