Hoya Names Gregg Fowler VP of Sales and Marketing

LEWISVILLE, Texas— Hoya Vision Care has appointed Gregg Fowler as vice president of sales and marketing. Fowler, who will be based at Hoya’s corporate office here, will manage and lead the HOLA (Hoya Optical Laboratories of America) sales and marketing efforts. Fowler will be taking over for Rich Montag, who is retiring in July after a distinguished 40-year career in optical.

Fowler previously worked at Alcon Laboratories, serving in a variety of cross-functional roles that spanned sales, sales management, marketing, managed markets leadership and executive sales leadership. He began his career with Procter & Gamble, where he held various sales positions.

“First, I can’t say ‘thank you’ enough to Rich Montag. Rich has been a leader in our industry for more than four decades. It’s impossible to put a value on his expertise, sage advice and friendship.” said Barney Dougher, president of Hoya Vision Care, NA. “Gregg has big shoes to fill and we know he’s up to the task. Gregg demonstrated to us how his exceptional drive, and innovative solutions to internal and external challenges while meeting customer needs lead to his success at Alcon and P&G. We look forward to seeing his powerful skill set and experience in action to provide value, direction, and growth for our customers to further expand Hoya’s position as a leader in the eye care industry.”