Gramercy Eyewear to Distribute Jacques Durand Occhiali in Canada

By Staff
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:15 AM LOS ANGELES—As part of the company’s continued growth in North America, Jacques Durand Occhiali  has awarded distribution of its brands throughout Canada to Gramercy Eyewear, based here, starting Sept. 1, 2015. Gramercy Eyewear is already the brands’ distributor in the U.S. market.

CooperVision Celebrates New Corporate Office Opening With Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

By Staff
Monday, August 31, 2015 12:16 AM VICTOR, N.Y.—One of the world’s leading contact lens manufacturers, CooperVision, Inc. (a unit of The Cooper Companies, Inc. NYSE: COO), celebrated the grand opening of its new corporate offices here in the vicinity of Rochester, N.Y., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Aug. 27, 2015.

The McGee Group: From a Bathtub to 42,000 Square Feet in Four Decades

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, August 31, 2015 12:00 AM MARIETTA, Georgia—“What started the company was when I made the first call to a little town called Pascagoula, Mississippi,” shared Wayne McGee, founder and CEO of The McGee Group. “I didn’t know anything about eyewear. At the time, I was working for a packaging company that taught me all about color and design theory and what colors would attract a shopper.”

Marchon Makes Changes to Australian Subsidiaries, Names New Directors

By Staff
Monday, August 10, 2015 12:18 AM MELVILLE, N.Y.—Marchon Eyewear, Inc., a VSP Global company, has announced that General Optical (GenOp) and Marchon Australia have become wholly owned subsidiaries.

Aspex Extends Greg Norman License

By Staff
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:15 AM MONTREAL—Aspex Eyewear Group and Great White Shark Enterprises, a multi-national corporation headed by Greg Norman, have announced the renewal of their worldwide license agreement for Greg Norman Eyewear through 2025.

Florida Governor Rick Scott Announces Johnson & Johnson Vision Care $301 Million Expansion

By Staff
Friday, July 24, 2015 12:27 AM JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. (JJVC) plans a major expansion to its production and laboratory facilities here with a capital investment of $301 million, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced Wed., July 22, 2015.

STATE Optical Co. Is First Brand Produced from Europa’s New Chicago-based IEM Factory

By Staff
Friday, July 24, 2015 12:24 AM CHICAGO, Ill.— Europa International has produced its first collection from its new American-based Independent Eyewear Manufacturing (IEM) factory, located here.

Carl Zeiss Vision Names New President, SVP Independent Eyecare Professionals

By Staff
Thursday, July 23, 2015 10:30 AM SAN DIEGO—Carl Zeiss Vision Inc. announced today that Jens Boy will become its new president and head of the North American organization of the Zeiss Vision Care business group, effective August 1.

Norman Childs Eyewear Hires Adam Cowfer as Sales Manager to Enter the Wholesale Business

By Staff
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 12:18 AM PITTSBURGH—To become more vertically integrated and enter the wholesale business, Norman Childs Eyewear has hired Adam Cowfer as its sales manager.

De Rigo Vision Signs Trussardi Eyewear License

By Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:21 AM LONGARONE, Italy—De Rigo Vision S.p.A. and Trussardi have signed a license agreement for the design, production and worldwide distribution of the Trussardi-branded optical and sun collection.

#HerStory

By VM Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:10 AM NEW YORK—Coming up with a theme for this Special Report year after year is no easy task. Some of us on the editorial team have been profiling optical’s Influential Women since VM’s Special Report began way back in 2003. The challenge is always the same: finding a theme that is fresh and dynamic, like the Influential Women themselves.

Executive Suite

By VM Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:09 AM

Rising Stars

By VM Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:08 AM

Mentors

By VM Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:07 AM

Innovators

By VM Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:06 AM
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