Lynn Casey Appointed to Walman Board of Directors; Martin L. Bassett Elected Chair of the Board

By Staff
Friday, March 27, 2015 12:24 AM MINNEAPOLIS—Walman announced today that Lynn Casey has joined its board of directors.

Services to be Held for John Enright, Co-Founder, Perferx Optical

By Staff
Friday, March 27, 2015 12:21 AM DALTON, Mass.—Services will be held today for John Enright, 79, co-founder of Perferx Optical Co., who passed away on March 22 here.

Satisloh Names Peter Lothes as President for North American Group

By Staff
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:30 AM GERMANTOWN, Wis.─ Peter Lothes has been named president of Satisloh North America. He will be responsible for leading all sales and operations for Satisloh in the U.S. and Canada.

Doug Harris to Head Glasses.com; Privitera Leaves Luxottica

By Staff
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Doug Harris, vice president of production and operations for Glasses.com, will head the online eyewear business going forward, following the departure of Carlo Privitera, formerly president of Glasses.com, a division of Luxottica (NYSE: LUX) who left the company earlier this month, VMail has learned.

Five Win Scholarships From AOA’s Optometry Cares

By Staff
Monday, March 16, 2015 12:18 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association’s charitable foundation, Optometry Cares, announced the winners of five distinct scholarship winners for 2015.

EyeRock Goes Beyond Traditional Volunteering

By Staff
Monday, March 16, 2015 12:00 AM NEW YORK—When you think about volunteering for an organization that provides free prescription eyeglasses to the needy, you don’t think of scheduling practice sessions, making up set lists of classic rock ’n’ roll songs and renting drums and guitar amps.

People

By Staff
Monday, March 16, 2015 12:00 AM Tallier Appointed New CEO of Ogi Eyewear

Prevent Blindness Adds Two to Board of Directors

By Staff
Monday, March 09, 2015 12:21 AM CHICAGO— Prevent Blindness has elected Carole Kenner, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean and professor at the School of Nursing, Health and Exercise Science at The College of New Jersey; and J. David Pierson, founder of J. David Optical Consultancy, to the Prevent Blindness board of directors.

Shamir Promotes Naftalovich to President of Shamir North America

By Staff
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:32 AM

SAN DIEGO, Calif.— Shamir Optical Industry, announced that Raanan Naftalovich, the longtime executive and CEO of its San Diego-based Shamir Insight subsidiary, has been appointed president of Shamir North America.

Holmberg Named Chairman of Highmark, Inc.; Parent Highmark Health Names Guyaux New Chairman of Board

By Staff
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:30 AM PITTSBURGH— Highmark Health announced that David Holmberg, president and CEO, will become chairman of the board of directors of Highmark, Inc.

TearScience Names Joseph Boorady CEO

By Staff
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:24 AM MORRISVILLE, N.C.— TearScience, a privately held medical device company, has named Joseph Boorady president and CEO. Dr. Boorady joins TearScience from Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc. where he was senior vice president of U.S. sales, marketing, and customer service for all medical products.

Safilo Names Kevin Hyland New North American Sport Channel Commercial Leader

By Staff
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:21 AM PADUA, ITALY— Safilo Group has appointed Kevin Hyland as North American sport channel sales leader. Hyland will be responsible for channel sales of the Group’s sports and outdoor lifestyle brands like Suncloud by Polaroid, Smith Optics and future brands in this segment, the company said.

People

By Staff
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:00 AM

U.C. Berkeley School of Optometry Accepts $25,000 Grant from Hoya

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:00 AM LEWISVILLE, Texas—Hoya Vision Care presented a $25,000 grant to go toward the renovation of the physical plant and educational equipment at the U.C. Berkeley School of Optometry teaching laboratory.

Bortuzzo to Head Kering Eyewear in the Americas

By Staff
Friday, February 27, 2015 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Long-time optical eyewear industry executive, Antonio Bortuzzo, has joined Kering Eyewear, a division of luxury fashion company Kering (FR 0000121485, KER.PA, KER.FP) as the head of the Americas for the company, VMail has learned.
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