Matthias Metz Takes Over as Head of Zeiss’s Vision Care Business

By Staff
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 12:24 AM AALEN, Germany—Matthias Metz, PhD, a member of the executive board of Carl Zeiss AG, takes over the leadership of Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH today.

Frameri Hires Greg Lechner, a Former Luxottica Executive, as New COO

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015 12:21 AM CINCINNATI—Frameri, a Cincinnati-based company that makes eyewear with interchangeable frames and lenses, has hired Greg Lechner as chief operating officer.

ABB Optical Announces Second Annual ABB Cares Program

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015 12:18 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group, one of the nation’s leading distributors of optical products, will begin accepting applications for its second annual ABB Cares program on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015.

Widespread Deficiencies in Benefit Plan Audits Reported by DOL

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:00 AM NEW YORK—A May 2015 report by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Assessing the Quality of Employee Benefit Plan Audits, warns of serious issues with the quality of benefit plan audits performed by certified public accountants (CPAs).

Robert M. Sinskey, MD, Ophthalmic Pioneer Passes Away

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Monday, June 29, 2015 12:18 AM FAIRFAX, Va.—Robert M. Sinskey, MD, a renowned ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2015. Funeral services for him were held on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 in California.

Employers’ Health Care Costs Projected to Rise 6.5 Percent for 2016

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Friday, June 26, 2015 11:52 AM NEW YORK—Medical costs for employers in the U.S. will increase an estimated 6.5 percent for 2016, according to Pricewaterhouse Coopers’ Health Research Institute (HRI), a rate that is slightly lower than the 6.8 percent projected by HRI for calendar year 2015.

CooperVision Promotes Seshadri to Vice President, North America Marketing

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 12:21 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.—CooperVision, Inc., a division of The Cooper Companies (NYSE:COO) announced that Simon Seshadri has been appointed vice president, North America marketing.

Bob Nahmias to Retire From Hilco Vision; Ross Brownlee Named New CEO

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Monday, June 22, 2015 12:33 AM PLAINVILLE, Mass.—Hilco Vision, a leading provider of eyecare and eyewear solutions, has announced the retirement of Bob Nahmias, CEO of the business for the past 17 years.

Safilo Group to Relocate North American HQ in N.J., After Consolidating U.S. Distribution Into Denver Facility

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Monday, June 22, 2015 12:24 AM PARSIPPANY, N.J. and PADUA, Italy—Safilo Group (SFLG.MI) has announced that it intends to relocate its North American headquarters which is currently based here and currently co-located with a distribution center.

GPN Hosts Record Attendance at Mid-Year Office Management Meeting

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Monday, June 22, 2015 12:18 AM CHICAGO—GPN held its largest biannual Office Management meeting to date here from June 5 to 7, exclusive to those clients who have retained GPN to co-manage their office.

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry Names Dawn Mancuso, FASAE, CAE, Executive Director

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Friday, June 19, 2015 12:18 AM ROCKVILLE, Md.—The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) has appointed Dawn Mancuso, FASAE, CAE, its new executive director.

Vision-Ease Promotes David George to Director of Sales, North America

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Friday, June 19, 2015 12:15 AM RAMSEY, Minn.—Vision-Ease has named optical industry leader David George as its new director of sales, North America. George brings 28 years of optical sales and customer service management experience to the company.

Tips for Hiring Managers on Avoiding Improper Job Interview Questions

By Staff
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 4:02 PM A recent survey of more than 2,100 hiring and human resource managers throughout the U.S. who responded to a survey sponsored by CareerBuilder and conducted by Harris Poll Online, found that approximately 20 percent of hiring managers reported that they have asked an interview question only to find out later that the question possibly violated the law.

Vuarnet Names Giraud CEO, Zeltner Development Director

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Vuarnet has appointed Lionel Giraud as CEO and Luc Zeltner as development director. As part of the expansion, it is merging all of its product categories together.
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