Transitions Optical has appointed new managers for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Laurent Dosseville was promoted to sales manager for EMEA, taking over from Lindsay Brown, recently appointed EMEA general manager. Dosseville will also continue in his responsibilities as director of sales to lenscasters, leading the development and consolidation of strategic cooperation with Transitions' major European partners. He will also be responsible for implementing market strategies with local and regional partners. He joined Transitions in 1998 as trade manager for France before going on to become sales manager for Central Europe and commercial manager for France and Benelux, and then Essilor senior business director for North America. Matt Dorling has been promoted to the post of business director for North Europe, taking over from Roland Allen, who was recently appointed sunwear director for EMEA and Asia. Dorling will coordinate the North European team, provide the guidelines for business growth, and develop and implement commercial strategies for the British, Irish, Nordic and Baltic markets. He joined Transitions in 1999 as trade developer and took on increasing responsibilities, rising from area business manager for the U.K. to country manager there. In 2005 he left to join Carl Zeiss Vision UK as divisional manager for lenses. A year later he returned to Transitions as retail business manager for the Hal Group, and was subsequently promoted to country manager for the Nordic/Baltic regions.