The European Sunglass Association, which has many new projects, has expanded its board of directors, welcoming for the first time a retailer. He is Elie Vannier, general manager of GrandVision in France. Riccardo Polinelli, who is one of ESA's founders, has been made honorary chairman. The group continues to be led by Antoni Olivella, CEO of Indoptica from Spain. Other directors are Alexandre Asseraf of Essilor, Wilhelm Bauer of Silhouette, Giorgio Cabras of Fedon, Philippe Garnier of Corning, Rod Lane of Fabris Lane, Rudolf Suter of Moldsolutions, Gianni Vetrini of Barberini and Petra Eckhart, ESA's dynamic general manager.