PEOPLE Fabrizio Uguzzoni Named President of Wholesale at EssilorLuxottica N.A. By Staff Tuesday, August 3, 2021 12:30 AM Fabrizio UguzzoniNEW YORK—EssilorLuxottica (Reuters: ESLX.PA) announced yesterday that it has named Fabrizio Uguzzoni as president of wholesale at EssilorLuxottica North America. Uguzzoni, based in New York, will lead the company’s unified wholesale business in North America. Rick Gadd, president of Essilor North America, will report to him. In its announcement,the company said, "This integrated leadership structure is a natural next step in the integration process. Essilor and Luxottica have made significant progress in coming together as one company, creating new opportunities for the market with the customer as their North Star. Recent joint initiatives designed around the ECP include the EssilorLuxottica 360 program and the introduction of Ray-Ban Authentic Essilor Special Edition. EssilorLuxottica participated as an integrated company for the first time to support the industry at Vision Expo East in June as well as the AOA’s annual meeting, where the company made a significant investment in the AOA’s Alliance for Patient Safety initiative."Stated Francesco Milleri, CEO of EssilorLuxottica and Paul du Saillant, deputy CEO of EssilorLuxottica, “We’re pleased to continue to lay the foundation of EssilorLuxottica in North America by appointing Fabrizio to this critical leadership role. He has been a strong advocate for vision care and a driving force in reimagining the relationship between our company and our valued customers – our commercial offering and the support we provide has set a new standard. As the president of Essilor North America, Rick will continue to partner with ECPs to support their long-term success. He will also work with Fabrizio in building the company’s new organization in the region. North America has the right team in place to help lead EssilorLuxottica into the future.” Uguzzoni joined Luxottica in 2009 and has served as president of Luxottica Wholesale N.A. since 2016. He currently serves on the board of directors of The Vision Council and on the board of directors for the global nonprofit OneSight. A Luxottica spokesperson noted that Gadd's direct reports will stay the same. The Essilor and Luxottica North American sales forces will remain distinct, according to the spokesperson in response to questions from VMail. "Our organization will always reflect the needs and best interests of our customers and we believe that means maintaining a unique sales force for frames and another for lenses. Our customer-facing teams who are the backbone of our organization will continue to focus on their areas of expertise."