Latest News Essilor Celebrates Grand Opening of Innovation and Technology Center By Staff Monday, October 8, 2012 12:21 AM DALLAS— Essilor of America celebrated the grand opening of its Innovation and Technology Center at its corporate headquarters in Farmers Branch, Texas on Oct. 4. Farmer’s Branch city officials joined Essilor of America president and chief executive officer, John Carrier, at a reception hosted at the 43,000 square-foot facility, which was designed and constructed by Dallas based firms GSR Andrade Architects, Hillwood Construction Services and JJA, Inc. The new Innovation and Technology Center, which was relocated from St. Petersburg, Fla. to Farmers Branch, allows Essilor to combine and strengthen its research and development and engineering resources under one roof. “Along with recently being named one of Forbes Most Innovative Companies for the second year in a row, the Innovation and Technology Center is one of the many examples of our continued commitment to research and development,” said Carrier. “In relocating the Innovation and Technology Center to our headquarters in Dallas, we’ll be able to better identify and develop innovative products that meet and exceed our customer’s needs. “As World Sight Day approaches on Oct. 11, this new center is one additional way Essilor and the Essilor Vision Foundation can provide clear vision for people around the globe,” he noted.