Tuesday, September 26, 2023 12:21 AM
NEW YORK—Modo Eyewear
has announced Heinz J. Pichler as its new ECP sales director. Pichler previously held key positions at companies including Silhouette International, Marchon Eyewear and ClearVision Optical.
Monday, September 25, 2023 12:21 AM
NEW YORK—After more than 16 years of leadership, SUNY College of Optometry
president Dr. David A. Heath announced to members of the College Council, the SUNY College of Optometry Foundation Board, faculty and staff of his plans to retire at the end of the 2023-2024 academic year.
Monday, September 25, 2023 12:18 AM
SECAUCUS, N.J.—Safilo Group
announced the appointment of Jan Cory to the role of VP of sales for the department stores and internet pure players channels for North America, reporting to Vittorio Verdun, president of North America, Safilo Group.
Friday, September 22, 2023 12:18 AM
IRVINE, Calif.—Johnson & Johnson
(NYSE: JNJ) announced the appointment of Erin Powers to the position of vice president of U.S. sales and marketing for its surgical vision portfolio.
Thursday, September 21, 2023 12:15 AM
SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperVision
announced its ninth annual search for the nation’s Best Practices and student honorees. The initiative brings together eyecare practices from all corners of the country that are committed to advancing the profession.
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 12:27 AM
HAMBURG, Germany—Peter Lothes, an optical industry veteran, will join Fielmann Group
as chief operating officer with group responsibility for manufacturing and logistics worldwide, including locations in Germany, China, the Czech Republic, Poland, Spain and the U.S.
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 12:00 PM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Advancing Eyecare
, a leading North America provider of ophthalmic instruments, announced the appointments of Jim McGrann as chief executive officer and David Spear as president and chief strategy officer, both effective immediately, as the company positions itself for its next phase of growth. Advancing Eyecare is an alliance of industry leaders offering comprehensive ophthalmic solutions, including Lombart Healthcare, Marco Healthcare, Enhanced Medical Services, Veatch Ophthalmic Instruments, Santinelli International/Sios, Innova Medical and S40Optik.
Monday, September 18, 2023 12:27 AM
FORT WORTH, Texas and LOS ANGELES—The Eye Consortium
(TEC), a fast-growing alliance group for independent practitioners, announced key additions to its leadership team. “We could not be more thrilled to announce the key appointments of Dr. Ryan Wineinger, VP of network, as well as Dr. Brad Gollinger, Dr. Lori Duquette, and Linda Duquette as key opinion leaders,” said Matt Alpert, OD, co-founder of TEC. “These doctors are industry veterans who have served in key leadership positions in various organizations throughout the eyecare and optical industry.
Monday, September 18, 2023 12:21 AM
BOULDER, Colo.—Treehouse Eyes
, a leader in myopia management treatment, has made key additions to its leadership team to fuel the next phase of growth to help more children get myopia treatment.
Friday, September 15, 2023 12:15 AM
CUMBERLAND, Rhode Island—Neurotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
, a private clinical stage biotech company, has announced that Alex Gorsky has been elected to Neurotech’s board as lead director. Gorsky is the former chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson. Under Gorsky’s leadership, Johnson & Johnson grew to become one of the world’s largest diversified health care companies and one of the foremost innovators in research and development for emerging health technologies.
Thursday, September 14, 2023 12:21 AM
OXFORD, United Kingdom and CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Oxular Limited
, a clinical-stage ophthalmic company developing treatments for retinal disorders, announced that Mark Gaffney has been appointed as chief executive officer and member of the board of directors.
Thursday, September 14, 2023 12:18 AM
YUMA, Ariz.—Gatorz Eyewear
has announced the addition of Marilyse Gagnon to the team as product line director. Gagnon brings over a decade of experience in the eyewear industry to the new position.
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 12:30 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Vision
has announced a new Student Loan Repayment Program
for optometry students, recent graduates and practicing optometrists burdened with student debt. The launch comes as millions of borrowers are set to resume federal student loan payments previously paused due to the pandemic. The $2 million investment aims to help optometry students and doctors address student debt while further incentivizing staffing in underserved communities, VSP said. Also launching today are new and enhanced career support and job placement services, the company added.
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 12:27 AM
ZUG, Switzerland and BOSTON—Oculis Holding AG
, a global biopharmaceutical company, announced the appointment of a global commercial executive with extensive ophthalmology experience, Rebecca Weil, PhD, to the role of chief commercial officer.
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 12:18 AM
, a Hilco Vision
Company, and a leading provider of innovative health care solutions, has announced the addition of Steven Fusco to its team as national account director. In his new role, Fusco will develop initiatives, foster partnerships, and accelerate growth opportunities to expand the company's reach and impact within the eyecare sector, the company said.