The Design Eyewear Group has hired Jonathon Berke for the newly created position of vice president of sales for the U.S. and Canada. For the past five years, Berke worked as director of sales and training and as marketing director for the U.S. and Canada for Montblanc. Previously, he worked as head of global training and operations at Ecco Shoes. He will be based in New Jersey, near New York, and be responsible for all of the group's brands and its 50 sales representatives in the U.S.