Signet Armorlite Moves to New Facility in Carlsbad


(L to R) Essilor of America’s Carl
Bracy, Kevin Rupp, John Carrier; Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall; and
Signet Armorlite’s Bruno Salvadori
and Brad Staley cut the ribbon for
the grand opening of the new
facility in Carlsbad, Calif.
CARLSBLAD, Calif.—On April 2, Signet Armorlite president Brad Staley welcomed dignitaries, guests and employees to the new, smaller, more efficient facility, which includes the corporate offices, sales, marketing and Signetek Optical Lab. “It’s a beautiful spring morning here in Carlsbad. Spring represents a new beginning and with the opening of this facility, we are entering a powerful new phrase of development,” said Staley.

Signet Armorlite’s president Brad Staley welcomes guests to the grand opening of the new facility.

Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall welcomed Signet Armorlite to his city and thanked them for bringing new jobs to the area. Essilor of America executives John Carrier, president and CEO, Carl Bracy, senior vice president of marketing and business development, and Kevin Rupp, CFO, were on hand for the ribbon cutting and a tour of the new office and lab. Ed DeRosa, Signet Armorlite vice president of global operations presented awards to Signet Armorlite employees who were instrumental in moving from the San Marcos location to the Carlsbad facility.

After the ribbon cutting, attendees were given a sneak peak at a new iPad app for dispensing Kodak lenses. The Kodak Lens IDS (intelligent dispensing software) works with the Apple iPad to help dispensers in three areas: frame selection, lens selection and dispenser measurements. The new software application will help with the dispensing of the new Kodak Unique HD lens to be launched in June.