The EUROM 1 Ophthalmic Optics Committee has elected Randolf Rodenstock, chairman of the eponymous German company, to be its new chairman during its general assembly last month after Bertrand de Limé, European director of Essilor, came to the end of his three-year term. Rodenstock, who previously ran the German optical industry association, probably has more time at his disposal following the sale of a large stake in his company and the appointment of a new management.