Southern College of Optometry Names New Vice President of Academic Affairs

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:21 AM MEMPHIS, Tenn.— Dr. J. Bart Campbell has been appointed vice president of academic affairs at Southern College of Optometry. Campbell has been serving as interim VP since March 2015.

Richard K. Parrish, II, MD, named Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Ophthalmology

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:15 AM MIAMI, Fla.—Richard K. Parrish, II, MD, has been named editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Ophthalmology (AJO), the nation’s oldest peer-reviewed scientific publication directed to ophthalmologists and visual science specialists.

Luxottica Group Reports 2015 Net Sales Up 17 Percent, Co-CEO Adil Khan to Exit Company

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Friday, January 29, 2016 3:15 PM MILAN—Luxottica Group  announced  that the company finished its 2015 fiscal year with strong momentum, and also said that Adil Khan, CEO for Markets, is leaving.

The Vision Council Announces New Board Members, 2015 Achievements at Annual Executive Summit

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Friday, January 29, 2016 12:27 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—As The Vision Council’s annual Executive Summit wraps up today, industry leaders gathered for executive level networking and heard about the latest trends in leadership development, economics and business strategies.

Adlens Restructures Management Team to Support AdlensFocuss Launch

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Friday, January 29, 2016 12:24 AM OXFORD, U.K.—Adjustable focus eyewear maker Adlens, based here, has announced a series of strategic appointments and promotions within its management team.

Novartis Announces Alcon Reorganization, Names New CEO

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 10:00 AM BASEL, Switzerland—With sagging sales in its Alcon division, Novartis has named a new CEO and is implementing a plan to strengthen its under-performing vision care business.

Modern Optical Introduces Summit Optical Supply, Names McDonald Diquez to Head Division

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Friday, January 22, 2016 12:24 AM ROSELLE, Ill.—Value eyewear manufacturer, Modern Optical International, has introduced a new division, Summit Optical Supply, offering a variety of optical accessories and supplies, the company said.

Ophthalmic Women Leaders Appoints New Officers to Board of Directors

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Friday, January 22, 2016 12:15 AM Kansas City, Mo.—OWL (Ophthalmic Women Leaders), a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing ophthalmic innovation and patient care, announced that Heather Ready has been appointed president; Georgette Pascale as vice president/president-elect; Beth Marsh as vice president; and Maureen Tipp, CPA, COE, as secretary/treasurer of its executive team. Marsha Link, PhD, will remain on the board as immediate past president.

Lewis Reich, OD, Ph.D, Named Southern College of Optometry President

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:21 AM MEMPHIS, Tenn.—The board of trustees at Southern College of Optometry (SCO) has appointed Professor Lewis Reich, OD, Ph.D., as the institution’s new president. Reich has been serving as interim president since March 2015.

People

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Monday, January 18, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—After five years leading the North American wholesale organization for Luxottica, Holly Rush left the company at the end of 2015, VM has learned. “Holly has made a personal decision to step away from her role as president of the division,” the company said.

The Vision Council Names Ashley Mills VP of Tradeshows & Meetings

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Friday, January 15, 2016 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has appointed Ashley Mills as the new vice president of Tradeshows & Meetings.

The Vision Council Names Mitchell Barkley as New Eyewear and Accessories Division Liaison

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Monday, January 11, 2016 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has named Mitchell Barkley as the new liaison to the Eyewear and Accessories Division.

Glenn P. Sblendorio to Join Ophthotech as Executive VP, COO and CFO

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Friday, January 8, 2016 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Ophthotech Corporation (NASDAQ: OPHT) announced that Glenn P. Sblendorio, a leading industry veteran, has agreed to join the company as executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer on April 1, 2016.

Valeant Names Howard B. Schiller Interim CEO

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016 9:00 AM LAVAL, Quebec—Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) today announced that Howard B. Schiller has been appointed interim chief executive officer of Valeant, effective immediately.

Kim Schuy Named President, Essilor Vision Foundation

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016 12:24 AM DALLAS—The Essilor Vision Foundation has appointed Kim Schuy as its president. She will replace Stephen Shawler who has accepted a new role as vice president of ECP Training and Insights in the Customer Development Group at Essilor of America.
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