Julie Chi.

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—Eyeporters has named Julie Chi as vice president of product and business management. In this newly created role, Chi will work on the company’s product development, design and business management while also developing, implementing and overseeing a variety of activities to further strengthen Eyeporters’ vision of growth in the eyewear and accessories sector. In addition, her focus will be to develop strategies for new distribution channels with creative and forward thinking product solutions.

Chi brings a vast experience in the optical industry, having worked for companies including De Rigo REM, Privé Revaux and Peepers, as well as her well established factory and business relationships.

Eileen Estrada, founder and CEO, Eyeporters, said, “Bringing Julie on board with her vast domestic and international experience, along with her keen sense of entrepreneurship will be a great compliment to our current team.”

Beth Schmit, vice president of operations, Eyeporters, said, “Julie’s experience and enthusiasm in product development, design, supply chain and customer relationships, both in the optical and non optical industry, is an addition instrumental in our growth as we look to expand our facilities with a design office in Bordeaux, France in 2024.”