Luxottica Details Guerra’s Exit Agreement, Including Payments and Two-Year Non-Compete

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Monday, September 01, 2014 12:45 PM MILAN—With reference to the agreement to terminate the employment and administration relationship between Andrea Guerra and Luxottica Group S.p.A. (NYSE: LUX), as reported earlier today by VMail, Luxottica acknowledged in a statement posted to its website, that at its board meeting today 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 of the employment relationship and inseparably linked to the administration relationship, which has also been terminated, effective immediately.

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

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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.

PEOPLE

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Monday, September 01, 2014 12:00 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, which includes Review of Optometry, Review of Ophthalmology, Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses, a series of websites and e-newsletters and a robust clinical education and training business for optometrists and ophthalmologists.

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.

People

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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.

Eyenavision Names Joseph Farina As New Executive Director

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:21 AM PITTSBURGH, Pa.— Eyenavision, Inc., maker of the patented Chemistrie magnetic lens layering technology, has announced that Joseph Farina has joined the company as executive director.

Hymes Named Executive Director, Brauns Named Associate Exec Director of American Optometric Association

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:30 PM WASHINGTON, D.C. and ST. Louis, Mo.—The board of trustees of the American Optometric Association (AOA) has named Jon Hymes as executive director, according to David A. Cockrell, OD, AOA president and member of the special committee that led a nationwide executive search.

Optometry Giving Sight Appoints Chief Development Officer for North America

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Monday, July 28, 2014 12:24 AM DENVER— Optometry Giving Sight has appointed Eric Anderson as chief development officer for North America to help increase fundraising capacity in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
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