Advantica Names James Scheib Vice President of Sales

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Friday, August 29, 2014 12:21 AM ST. LOUIS, Mo.—Vision and dental benefits provider, Advantica has named James W. Scheib, Jr., vice president of sales. He will oversee the sales and account management of the company’s vision and dental commercial products.

Inspecs USA Names Matt Dorling VP of Business Development

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Friday, August 29, 2014 12:18 AM CLEARWATER, Fl.— Inspecs USA has named Matt Dorling vice president of business development. In his new role, Dorling will support and grow the company’s partnerships within the independent ECP sector across North America and Canada.

Carrier Appointed COO Essilor Int'l, Leonard Named President, EOA

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 6:15 AM PARIS— Essilor International announced today that John Carrier, president and CEO of Essilor of America, has been appointed COO of Essilor International, alongside Paul du Saillant and Laurent Vacherot who are long-time co-COOs.

Leadership Changes at Refac Optical Group, ACON Exec Named Interim CEO

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:29 AM GLENDORA, N.J. and WASH D.C.–VMail has learned that several top management changes have taken place at Refac Optical Group, one of the leading optical retailers in the U.S. 

Jan Cory Named New U.S. President of Silhouette Optical Ltd.

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Monday, August 25, 2014 12:30 AM ALBANY, N.Y.—Jan Cory, an experienced eyewear executive, has been named the new U.S. president of Silhouette Optical, Ltd.

Advantica Names Edward Pattarozzi Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

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Friday, August 22, 2014 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS, Mo.—Vision and dental benefits provider, Advantica has named Edward Pattarozzi as the new chief sales and marketing officer. The company is also currently conducting a search for a new chief operating officer.

Eyecare Industry Veteran, Richard Sanchez Forms Consulting Firm, Visibility Management

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Monday, August 18, 2014 12:24 AM CLEARWATER, Fla.—After leaving the managed vision care company he founded in 2001, Advantica, earlier this year, eyecare industry veteran, Richard Sanchez has launched Visibility Management, a consulting firm consisting of a coalition of long-term professionals from the eyecare industry.

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Henne Named Group Publisher for The Review Group

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Friday, August 15, 2014 12:21 AM NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA—Jobson Medical Information has announced that James Henne, a nearly 16-year veteran of the company, has been named group publisher for the Review Group of publications and services.

Optomap Eye-Q Quiz Invites Everyone to Test Their Eye Health for a Good Cause

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Friday, August 15, 2014 12:18 AM LONDON—The optomap Eye-Q Quiz sponsored by Optos PLC (LSE:OPTS) invites everyone to test their knowledge of eye health while supporting a good cause.

ABB Optical Group Announces Launch of New Annual Grants Program

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 12:15 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—In keeping with its commitment to making a positive impact on local communities, ABB Optical Group, a leading distributor of optical products, has launched a signature annual grants program to support non-profit organizations nominated by eyecare professionals nationwide.

New Federal Guidelines Protect Pregnant Employees

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Monday, August 11, 2014 2:31 PM NEW YORK—In its first major update of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance on pregnancy discrimination since 1983, on July 14, 2014 the agency added provisions explaining when the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) might require reasonable accommodations for workers with pregnancy-related disabilities or work restrictions.

Optical Women's Association Board Appoints Two New Members

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Friday, August 08, 2014 12:18 AM DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) has announced the appointment of Liz Segre and Debbie Myres to its board of directors.

Bill Benedict, Influential Lab Entrepreneur, Dies at 88

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014 12:27 AM DALLAS—Bill C. Benedict, an entrepreneur who founded several successful optical laboratories and was an influential force in the eyewear industry, passed away Aug. 3 of congestive heart failure at his home in Farmers Branch, Texas. He was 88 years-old.

Accessories Council to Honor 20/20 Magazine With Hall of Fame Award

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Friday, August 01, 2014 12:18 AM NEW YORK – The Accessories Council, a not-for-profit dedicated to nurturing accessory design, will honor 20/20 Magazine with its annual Hall of Fame Award.
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