Shamir Promotes Naftalovich to President of Shamir North America

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Monday, March 02, 2015 12:32 AM

SAN DIEGO, Calif.— Shamir Optical Industry, the Israel-based spectacle lens manufacturer, announced that Raanan Naftalovich, the longtime executive and CEO of its San Diego-based Shamir Insight subsidiary, has been appointed president of Shamir North America.

Holmberg Named Chairman of Highmark, Inc.; Parent Highmark Health Names Guyaux New Chairman of Board

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Monday, March 02, 2015 12:30 AM PITTSBURGH— Highmark Health announced that David Holmberg, president and CEO, will become chairman of the board of directors of Highmark, Inc.

TearScience Names Joseph Boorady CEO

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Monday, March 02, 2015 12:24 AM MORRISVILLE, N.C.— TearScience, a privately held medical device company, has named Joseph Boorady president and CEO. Dr. Boorady joins TearScience from Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc. where he was senior vice president of U.S. sales, marketing, and customer service for all medical products.

Safilo Names Kevin Hyland New North American Sport Channel Commercial Leader

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Monday, March 02, 2015 12:21 AM PADUA, ITALY— Safilo Group has appointed Kevin Hyland as North American sport channel sales leader. Hyland will be responsible for channel sales of the Group’s sports and outdoor lifestyle brands like Suncloud by Polaroid, Smith Optics and future brands in this segment, the company said.

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Monday, March 02, 2015 12:00 AM

Bortuzzo to Head Kering Eyewear in the Americas

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Friday, February 27, 2015 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Long-time optical eyewear industry executive, Antonio Bortuzzo, has joined Kering Eyewear, a division of luxury fashion company Kering (FR 0000121485, KER.PA, KER.FP) as the head of the Americas for the company, VMail has learned.

Mykita Undergoes Partnership Changes, Adds Bernd Beetz

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:27 AM BERLIN—The partnership structure at Mykita has changed—effective Feb. 17, all partners, at their own request and with the exception of original co-founder Moritz Krueger, withdrew their partnerships.

Charmant Names Berghuys VP of Operations, Announces Additional Executive Appointments

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Monday, February 23, 2015 12:24 AM MORRIS PLAINS, N.J.—Charmant has announced promotions to several in management roles, creating a new executive staff to support the newly appointed Charmant USA president, Kikuo Urayama, which VMail reported on Jan. 7, 2015.

Prisme Optical Names Guillaume Pottecher U.S. National Sales Manager

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Friday, February 20, 2015 12:15 AM BLAINVILLE, Quebec— Prisme Optical Group has announced the appointment of Guillaume Pottecher as the new U.S. national sales manager.

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Monday, February 16, 2015 12:00 AM

Steve Brewer Joins Visibility Management as Senior Partner

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:24 AM CLEARWATER, Fla.—Steve Brewer has joined Visibility Management, as senior partner. A consulting firm consisting of a coalition of long-term professionals from the eyecare industry, Visibility Management was formed by managing partner, Richard Sanchez, last year after he left Advantica, the managed vision care company he started in 2001, as reported by VMail.

Grady Lenski Joins Vision-Ease as Vice President of Sales, North America

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015 12:26 AM RAMSEY, Minn.—Ophthalmic lens manufacturer Vision-Ease has appointed optical industry veteran Grady Lenski as its new vice president of sales, North America. Lenski brings more than 30 years of business growth, sales and customer service management experience to Vision-Ease, based here.

Iraj Kamili Appointed to General Manager of De Rigo Vision USA

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Monday, February 02, 2015 12:27 AM LONGARONE, Italy— De Rigo Vision SpA has announced the appointment of Iraj Kamili to general manager of De Rigo Vision USA.

TearLab Appoints Kong as Vice President of Sales

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Friday, January 30, 2015 12:21 AM SAN DIEGO— TearLab Corporation (Nasdaq:TEAR) (TSX:TLB) has appointed Raymond Kong to its senior management team as vice president of sales.

ASCO’s Executive Director, Marty Wall, to Retire After Nearly 25 Years

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Friday, January 30, 2015 12:18 AM ROCKVILLE, Md.—The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry’s (ASCO) long-term executive director, Marty Wall, MPA, CAE, is retiring.
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