DALLAS—Pro Fit Optix International has named veteran optical
entrepreneur and executive Rudolf Suter chairman of the board of
directors and CEO.
Suter most recently served as CEO of Optixx AG, a Swiss company
he founded that developed and marketed free-form lens designs. The
company terminated operations at the beginning of May. Additional
details were not available at presstime.
In his new role, Suter will be based primarily at Pro Fit’s
Dallas headquarters, Alan Yuster, executive vice president of operations
for the company told VM.
“As Pro Fit Optix intends to grow rapidly with its focus on all
distribution segments, we are pleased to announce that Rudolf Suter has
accepted this position. He brings a global reputation for innovative
growth to our company,” said Yuster.
Suter, who holds a master’s degree in engineering and economics,
started his career in the elevator industry in the late 1970s, which
lead to senior management positions at several optical companies,
including Loh Switzerland followed by positions as principal and
president of Satis Vacuum, which he grew to become the leading supplier
of anti-reflective lens coating equipment. He founded Optixx AG of
Switzerland in 2002 which has become an important player in the field of
free-form progressive addition lenses.