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.

Mykita Undergoes Partnership Changes, Adds Bernd Beetz

By Staff
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:27 AM BERLIN—The partnership structure at Mykita has changed—effective Feb. 17, all partners, at their own request and with the exception of original co-founder Moritz Krueger, withdrew their partnerships.

Charmant Names Berghuys VP of Operations, Announces Additional Executive Appointments

By Staff
Monday, February 23, 2015 12:24 AM MORRIS PLAINS, N.J.—Charmant has announced promotions to several in management roles, creating a new executive staff to support the newly appointed Charmant USA president, Kikuo Urayama, which VMail reported on Jan. 7, 2015.

Prisme Optical Names Guillaume Pottecher U.S. National Sales Manager

By Staff
Friday, February 20, 2015 12:15 AM BLAINVILLE, Quebec— Prisme Optical Group has announced the appointment of Guillaume Pottecher as the new U.S. national sales manager.

FYidoctors Names Former Senior Specsavers’ Exec, Romano, as VP Supply Chain

By Staff
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:18 AM CALGARY, ALBERTA, Canada— FYidoctors announced the appointment of Aldo Romano as the group’s new vice president of supply chain. In his new role, Romano, who was the former head of commercial research and development at Specsavers, will oversee laboratory, distribution and the overall supply chain and also serve as a senior member of the FYidoctors executive team, the company said.

Optical Lab Veteran Duane Reese Dies at 89

By Andrew Karp
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:00 AM DULUTH, Ga.—Optical laboratory veteran Duane C. Reese passed away on Jan. 30 at his home here after an extended illness. He was 89 years-old.

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The AAO Acquires Rare, 16th-19th Century Texts on Ophthalmology

By Tiffany Wong
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:00 AM SAN FRANCISCO—The American Academy of Ophthalmology’s (AAO) Museum of Vision recently received an extensive donation of more than 130 rare books and catalogs on ophthalmology

Steve Brewer Joins Visibility Management as Senior Partner

By Staff
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:24 AM CLEARWATER, Fla.—Steve Brewer has joined Visibility Management, as senior partner. A consulting firm consisting of a coalition of long-term professionals from the eyecare industry, Visibility Management was formed by managing partner, Richard Sanchez, last year after he left Advantica, the managed vision care company he started in 2001, as reported by VMail.

Grady Lenski Joins Vision-Ease as Vice President of Sales, North America

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015 12:26 AM RAMSEY, Minn.—Ophthalmic lens manufacturer Vision-Ease has appointed optical industry veteran Grady Lenski as its new vice president of sales, North America. Lenski brings more than 30 years of business growth, sales and customer service management experience to Vision-Ease, based here.

Memorial Service Held for Optical Lab Veteran Duane Reese

By Staff
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 12:21 AM DULUTH, Ga.—Optical laboratory veteran Duane C. Reese passed away Jan. 30 at his home here after an extended illness. He was 89 years-old.

Impact of New Immigration Initiatives on the Workforce

By Staff
Monday, February 02, 2015 10:44 AM NEW YORK—On Nov. 20, 2014, President Obama unilaterally announced a series of executive immigration initiatives that will impact millions of individuals already in the U.S. and their current or future employers.

Iraj Kamili Appointed to General Manager of De Rigo Vision USA

By Staff
Monday, February 02, 2015 12:27 AM LONGARONE, Italy— De Rigo Vision SpA has announced the appointment of Iraj Kamili to general manager of De Rigo Vision USA.

Barker to Serve as Corporate Chair of SUNY Gala Event, Honoring ABB Optical Group's Angel Alvarez

By Staff
Monday, February 02, 2015 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Allan Barker, OD, the president of eyecarecenter, will serve as corporate chair at the upcoming Optometric Center of New York’s 12th annual “Eyes on New York” Gala at The Plaza in New York City on March 20.

TearLab Appoints Kong as Vice President of Sales

By Staff
Friday, January 30, 2015 12:21 AM SAN DIEGO— TearLab Corporation (Nasdaq:TEAR) (TSX:TLB) has appointed Raymond Kong to its senior management team as vice president of sales.
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