Zimco Names Reek Its New VP of Operations

By Staff
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:24 AM BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Zimco Optics, Inc. has named a new VP of operations, Joseph Reek, who will oversee operations and customer service for the 40-year-old eyewear company.

A Day in the Life... Optical Across America

By Staff
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:01 AM At Vision Monday, we see how vast and manifold the optical industry is every single day, but outside of a trade show, like this month’s Vision Expo West in Las Vegas, the rest of the industry is rarely afforded the same privilege.

‘Welcome to Permanent Beta’

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM In the tech world, the latest iteration of a software product is often referred to as being in “beta,” meaning it is new or in progress.

PEOPLE

By Staff
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM ALBANY, N.Y.—Jan Cory, an experienced eyewear executive, has been named the new U.S. president of Silhouette Optical, Ltd.

FGX International’s CEO Melo Leaves The Company, Di Paola to Serve as Interim CEO

By Staff
Friday, September 12, 2014 12:24 AM SMITHFIELD, R.I.—César Melo, who served as CEO of FGX International (FGXI) a leading eyewear, sun and readers supplier, has left the company as of Sept. 4th.

Giancarla Agnoli, Managing Director of Marchon Italia, To Retire

By Staff
Friday, September 12, 2014 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Marchon has announced that Giancarla Agnoli, managing director of Marchon Italia, will retire effective Dec. 31, 2014. Under her leadership over the last 20 years, Marchon Italia has experienced extraordinary growth and expansion, the company said.

20/20 Magazine’s Gloria Nicola to Retire After 26-Years Covering Eyewear Trends

By Staff
Friday, September 12, 2014 12:18 AM NEW YORK–20/20 Magazine’s Gloria Nicola, senior editor for frames, sunwear and accessories for 26 years, will be retiring from the magazine, effective Oct. 31.

Luxottica New Co-CEO Could be Selected Within Weeks

By Staff
Friday, September 05, 2014 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Following Luxottica Group S.p.A.’s introduction of a new co-CEO management, in an exclusive interview, VMail has learned that the other co-CEO of Markets could be selected within weeks.

Phill Phillips, a Founder of Latham and Phillips, Retires

By Staff
Friday, September 05, 2014 12:21 AM GROVE CITY, Ohio—Phill Phillips, a founding partner and owner of Latham and Phillips Ophthalmic (LPO) has retired from the company, effective Sept. 1, 2014.

ABB Optical Group Names Aaron See Vice President of Marketing

By Staff
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 12:18 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.— ABB Optical Group, the nation’s leading distributor of optical products, has announced that industry veteran Aaron See has joined the company as vice president of marketing.

Luxottica Details Guerra’s Exit Agreement

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:45 PM MILAN—Luxottica said  that at its board meeting it had resolved that Andrea Guerra is to be paid a redundancy incentive equal to the gross total amount of €10,000,000 in addition to the severance pay linked to the consensual termination.

Luxottica Sets New Co-CEO Model, Guerra to Leave, Cavatorta Named CEO Corporate, Interim CEO Markets

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 10:30 AM MILAN—Following a board meeting here today, Luxottica Group S.p.A. (NYSE: LUX; MTA: LUX), announced the introduction of a new management structure based on a co-CEO model, one focused on Markets and the other dedicated to Corporate Functions.

Prevent Blindness Seventh Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf Tourney Set for Sept. 17

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:30 AM CHICAGO—The Seventh Annual Prevent Blindness Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament, held in conjunction with Vision Expo West, will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at the Spanish Trail Country Club, Las Vegas.

Mondottica Appoints Monica Dal Cin to International Business Development Director

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:27 AM LONDON— Mondottica Ltd has announced the appointment of Monica Dal Cin as the new international business development director, effective immediately.

Nova Southeastern Optometry Student Broussard Wins First VSP Marvin R. Poston Leadership Award

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:15 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—Alexis Broussard, a second year optometry student and president of the National Optometric Student Association (NOSA) chapter at Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is the first recipient of the VSP Marvin R. Poston Leadership Award.
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