Kirk & Kirk Opens New American Office Based in Philadelphia


Jason Kirk (l) and Karen Kirk.

LONDON—Kirk & Kirk has announced the opening of a new American office. This new office will allow Kirk & Kirk to better support the demand within its rapidly developing market, the company stated.

The new Philadelphia-based office will be led by James Koh who brings more than a decade of experience working with some of the finest independent eyewear brands, an announcement said. It will be Koh’s responsibility to support the team of reps including Teddy Hamilton, who worked for many years with Gogosha Optique and before that Eye Spy. Hamilton will cover Florida and the Midwest. Siobhan Burns who owns The Eyeglass Lass will cover the East Coast, Adam Huff will cover Seattle down to Texas, Katie Kral, an experienced optician will cover the West Coast and Marie France Labbe will cover the east of Canada.

The company stated, “This experienced and highly passionate team will help develop the Kirk & Kirk brand across the U.S. and Canada, maintaining their policy of selective distribution in independent opticians but also offering increased customer service levels with the support of the Philadelphia office.”

Koh said, “I’ve known Jason and Karen for many years and have always been a fan of the brand, so it’s incredibly exciting to be on board. It’s a big territory, but I have a great team supporting me, and I can’t wait to get started.”

With the opening of this new location, Kirk & Kirk will be able to more efficiently manage and maintain the level of customer service, the company said, noting the office will also hold stock which will allow retailers to receive their products faster and avoid any custom or import issues as well as speak to someone in the same time zone.

“It’s a big territory to conquer and there is lots of work to do, but with James at the helm I’m feeling confident,” said Jason Kirk. “Philadelphia is a fantastic city and its central location and great transport links made it the obvious choice for the new office.”

The new office opens on Sept. 1.