Contamac Ltd Appoints Chairman and Managing Director

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Friday, April 24, 2015 12:18 AM ESSEX, U.K.—Biocompatible materials provider and contact lens company Contamac Ltd announced that founder John McGregor would become the company’s chairman and that his son, Robert McGregor, has been appointed as managing director.

Proven Ways You Can Improve Office Morale and Productivity

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Monday, April 20, 2015 4:11 PM NEW YORK—With some frequency, I’m often approached or called by a client company to discuss an awkward topic: office morale and team productivity. It is awkward because to some business owners, "office morale" seems like a term invented by employees who simply want to have more fun at work, rather than work.

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Unaudited Numbers Indicate 15,156 Attendees at Expo East, Organizers Say

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Monday, April 20, 2015 12:01 AM NORWALK, Conn.—Focused on a fresh new theme—Visionaries in Education, Fashion, and Technology—this year’s International Vision Expo East featured four days of education and exhibits with preliminary reports of 15,156 attendees, according to unaudited attendance figures show organizers told VM.

VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies Names Wolfgang Tolle CEO

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Friday, April 17, 2015 12:24 AM SARATOGA, Calif.—VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, based here, announced that ophthalmic industry veteran Wolfgang Tolle will join the company as president and chief executive officer.

Transitions Names Sherianne James Vice President of Marketing and John Ligas Vice President of R&D

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Friday, April 17, 2015 12:21 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Transitions Optical has named Sherianne James, vice president, marketing and John Ligas, vice president, R&D, effectively immediately.

Ogi Eyewear Promotes Nides to Vice President of Sales

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Friday, April 17, 2015 12:18 AM MINNEAPOLIS—Ogi Eyewear has announced the promotion of John Nides to vice president of sales. Nides, who was previously vice president of sales, North America, of their Scojo New York brand, took on this expanded role effective March 1, 2015.

How to Select the Right Third-Party Benefit Administrator

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Monday, April 13, 2015 2:02 PM NEW YORK—Administering payroll, benefits, time and attendance cost mid-sized employers over $2,000 per employee annually, according to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers study. Commissioned for payroll provider ADP, the study found that large employers typically paid a bit less, at $1,400 per employee per year, which is why many employers turn to third-party benefit administrators.

Bona Fide Service Animals Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

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Monday, April 13, 2015 12:26 PM NEW YORK—Under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), private businesses that are publicly accessible must permit the use of a service animal by an individual with a disability. The Department of Justice (DOJ) defines a service animal as a dog that is individually trained to work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual or other mental disability.

The American Optometric Association Announces 2015 AOA Award Winners

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Monday, April 13, 2015 12:21 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association (AOA) announced its 2015 AOA Award winners who will be recognized for their accomplishments in the eyecare profession and community service.

The Vision Council’s Portal Helps ECPs and Retail Outlets Promote National Sunglasses Day

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Friday, April 10, 2015 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, V.A.—In raising awareness for National Sunglasses Day on June 27, 2015 The Vision Council’s recently launched online portal will provide access to marketing materials for retailers and ECPs.

REM Names Keith Kamalich Vice President of Sales

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Friday, April 10, 2015 12:27 AM SUN VALLEY, Calif.—REM Eyewear has announced the addition of Keith Kamalich to its executive team as vice president of sales, effective April 9.

RestoringVision Announces New Executive Director

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Wednesday, April 08, 2015 12:27 AM SAN RAFAEL, Calif.—RestoringVision, a nonprofit, which supplies new reading glasses and sunglasses to people in need around the world, has announced the selection of Pelin Munis as its new executive director.

Williams Group Names Gilan Cockrell as CEO, Brad Rourke as CFO

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Wednesday, April 08, 2015 12:24 AM LINCOLN, Neb.—Williams Group, a practice management, consulting and EHR firm based here, has reorganized its senior management team.

Services to be Held for Thomas Edward Abbott, Optical Sales Veteran

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Wednesday, April 08, 2015 12:21 AM MARIETTA, Ga.—Thomas Edward Abbott, a veteran sales representative for Visual Eyes Eyewear, died at his home here on March 31, following a battle with esophageal cancer. He was 76 years-old.
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