Allergan Authorizes New $2 Billion Share Buyback and Affirms Commitment to Dividend Increase

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017 12:23 AM DUBLIN— Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) has authorized a new $2 billion share repurchase program and affirmed its commitment to increase its cash dividend for shareholders as part of a capital allocation strategy, according to an announcement earlier this week.

Clearly Appoints Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:30 AM VANCOUVER—Online eyewear retailer Clearly has named Arnaud Bussieres as managing director and Alex Buhler as chief technology officer.

Ketchum University Welcomes New Dean to the Southern California College of Optometry

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:18 AM FULLERTON, Calif.—Marshall B. Ketchum University announced the appointment of Mark A. Bullimore, MCOptom, PhD, as dean of the Southern California College of Optometry.

Visioneering Technologies Appoints Benoit as Executive Director of Professional Affairs

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Friday, September 15, 2017 12:18 AM ATLANTA—Visioneering Technologies Inc. (VTI), a global company dedicated to improving vision care, has named Douglas P. Benoit, OD, FAAO, executive director, professional affairs, a new position at the company.

Essilor Canada Names Barbara Piper as President

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Monday, September 4, 2017 12:30 AM MONTREAL—Essilor Canada announced that Barbara Piper has been named president, effective Sept. 1, 2017. In her new role, she will be responsible for furthering the company’s growth strategy in Canada.

Eyenavision Appoints Dave Eichelberger and Sue Creek to Lead Sales Team

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Friday, September 1, 2017 12:21 AM PITTSBURGH—Eyenavision has appointed optical industry veterans Dave Eichelberger as vice president of sales, and Sue Creek as director of sales.

Coburn Names Jason Arnold as Director of Lab Works

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Friday, September 1, 2017 12:18 AM SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn.—Coburn Technologies has appointed Jason Arnold as director of lab works for the U.S. market.

University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry Names Karpecki to Faculty

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Friday, August 18, 2017 12:15 AM PIKEVILLE, Ky.—The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) announced this week that Paul M. Karpecki, OD, FAAO, has joined the faculty as an assistant clinical professor.

New England College of Optometry Launches Presidential Search

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Monday, August 14, 2017 12:21 AM BOSTON—The New England College of Optometry  (NECO) has secured a search firm to assist in recruiting a new president for the school in 2018.

Argus Creates Excedis Division to Assist Health Plans, Hauser Named to Lead New Unit

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Monday, August 7, 2017 12:30 AM TAMPA, Fla.—Argus Dental & Vision Inc., an administrator of dental and vision benefits, has created a wholly owned subsidiary, Excedis Inc., to provide assistance to its Medicare and Medicaid health care partners.

Eastern States Eyewear Announces Retirement of VP Phil Cohen, Promotes Rosado and Biondi as Sales VPs

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Friday, August 4, 2017 12:21 AM ELMONT, N.Y.—Eastern States Eyewear (ESE) has announced the retirement of longtime vice president of sales and marketing Phil Cohen and has promoted Bert Rosado and Michael Biondi as vice presidents of sales for the Eastern region and Western region, respectively.

ABB Optical Group Names New Senior Vice President of Operations

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Friday, August 4, 2017 12:18 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group, one of the nation’s leading distributors of optical products, has announced that Steve Heft has joined the company as senior vice president of operations.

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Vision Care Specialists Adds an Independent OD Office to Growing Denver Presence

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Friday, July 14, 2017 12:24 AM DENVER—Vision Care Specialists reported Wednesday that it has acquired Accent Optics, a longtime private optometry practice operating here.

Safilo Group Relocates North American Headquarters

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 12:24 AM PADUA Italy and SECAUCUS, N.J.—Safilo Group has announced the relocation of its North American headquarters.
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