Sunglass Hut North America Names Pradi as New General Manager

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Giorgio Pradi.

MASON, Ohio—Giorgio Pradi has been named as the new general manager of Sunglass Hut North America, VMail has learned.

Sunglass Hut is a division of the retail business of Luxottica Group (NYSE:LUX).

Pradi brings 20 years of experience at Luxottica to his new role. He first served as wholesale country manager for Spain and Portugal, where he led the introduction of Sunglass Hut into the market and later served as general manager of Sunglass Hut Latin America, where he led growth of Sunglass Hut in Brazil and expanded the business into Chile, Peru and Panama. More recently, he oversaw the growing Sunglass Hut Europe business.

Mary Anne Stangby, who has most recently served as SVP and general manager of Sunglass Hut North America, will work with Pradi on a smooth transition before leaving the company, a Luxottica spokesperson said. Stanby has held several positions at Luxottica throughout her career. Before taking on the Sunglass Hut N.A. role a little over a year ago, she served as SVP and general manager of Sears Optical for three years. Prior to that, she was SVP of business development for Sunglass Hut for 10 years.