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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Essilor’s Independent Distributor Division Celebrates 2016 Award Winners

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Monday, January 16, 2017 12:30 AM COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—At Essilor of America’s national sales meeting, held here last week, the company’s Independent Distribution Division (IDD) recognized selected independent laboratory partners for outstanding achievements.

Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation Announces Six 2017 Scholarship Recipients

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Monday, January 16, 2017 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation has announced six recipients of its 2017 scholarships and the recipient of a “one-time Inspiration Award” that was added this year by the family of Dr. Larry J. Alexander.

The Vision Council Names Mitch Barkley as New Vice President of Trade Shows and Meetings

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Friday, January 13, 2017 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has appointed Mitch Barkley as the new vice president of Trade Shows and Meetings.

Marcolin Group Appoints Massimo Renon as Worldwide Commercial General Manager

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 12:27 AM LONGARONE, Italy—Marcolin Group and PAI Partners, a leading private equity firm, announced the appointment of Massimo Renon as the worldwide commercial GM.

Vision Impact Institute Announces Leadership Transition From Cavanagh to Gross

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 12:24 AM DALLAS—The Vision Impact Institute announced that leadership will transition from president Maureen Cavanagh to Kristan Gross, director of global content and communications.

Transitions Optical Appoints Darragh O’Connor as Vice President, Global Marketing

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Friday, January 6, 2017 12:27 AM DUBLIN, Ireland—Transitions Optical has named Darragh O’Connor vice president, global marketing, effective immediately. O’Connor will be based in Transitions’ global brand headquarters here, according to a statement the company issued Jan. 5.

Essilor of America Announces Management and Organizational Changes

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017 12:27 AM DALLAS—Essilor of America (EOA) announced several leadership and organizational changes that it said are aimed at “improving and innovating operations, expanding lab partnerships with ECPs and increasing business with retail, managed care and consolidated ECP groups.”

Jean Vuarnet, Name of Vuarnet Eyewear, Passes at 83

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017 12:15 AM PARIS—Vuarnet announced in a statement that legendary skier, Jean Vuarnet, who gave his name to the eyewear brand, passed away at the age of 83.

Vision Monday’s 2017 Industry Calendar Now Online

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Monday, January 2, 2017 12:15 AM NEW YORK— Vision Monday’s 2017 Industry Calendar is now available. From Opti in Munich, to Mido in Paris as well as the International Vision Expos, the calendar features both domestic and international trade shows, meetings and summits open to the industry.

National Vision’s Partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America Recognized by ICSC Foundation

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Monday, December 26, 2016 12:18 PM DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision Inc. and Boys & Girls Clubs of America have been recognized for their effort to provide eyecare to American youth by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Foundation, which has awarded National Vision with the 2016 Retailer Community Support Award.

MacuLogix Appoints McPhee to Succeed Edwards as Chief Executive Officer

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Monday, December 26, 2016 12:15 PM MIDDLETOWN, Pa.—MacuLogix Inc., a pioneer in the early detection and tracking of retinal diseases, has appointed William McPhee as chief executive officer, effective Dec. 19. According to a company statement, McPhee continues as director of the company, a role he has held since 2012.

New Canadian Eye Care Business Review To Support Canadian Independent Eye Care Practitioners

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016 12:21 AM TORONTO and MONTREAL, Canada—VuePoint IDS has announced the launch date of a new digital service for Canadian eyecare professionals. Canadian Eye Care Business Review (CECBR) will be a collaboration between VuePoint, publishers of Optik Magazine and InfoClip e-newsletters, Review of Optometric Business (published by Jobson Medical Information LLC.), Canadian eyecare practitioners and Canadian suppliers supporting independent eyecare.

Optical Women’s Association Announces 2017 Award Recipients

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Monday, December 19, 2016 12:24 AM DALLAS, Texas—The Optical Women’s Association will honor Kate Renwick-Espinosa, president, VSP Vision Care, as the 2017 Pleiades award recipient and Lorie Lippiatt, OD, and president, Salem Eyecare Center, has been selected as its 2017 Pyxis award recipient. In addition, the 20th anniversary honoree and recipient of the organization's new Pinnacle Award will be Corrine McCormack, vice president and fashion director, FGXI.

Christie Markowitz Named Senior Director and ECP Marketing Lead for Shire Ophthalmics

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Monday, December 19, 2016 12:21 AM LEXINGTON, Mass.—Christie Markowitz has been appointed senior director and ECP marketing lead for the Shire Ophthalmics team. Markowitz will report to Vic Noble, vice president and head of marketing for ophthalmics.
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