Wednesday, October 5, 2022 12:15 AM
MORRIS PLAINS, N.J.—Charmant
has announced that Don Shouse is Charmant USA’s new key account manager. Shouse, who has 25 years of experience in eyewear industry sales, joins Charmant’s sales management team under the helm of Bill Hurst, Charmant’s VP of sales.
Monday, October 3, 2022 12:24 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—In a communication sent to The Vision Council
members on Friday morning, CEO Ashley Mills announced the departure of Maureen Beddis, The Vision Council’s executive vice president, Membership & Strategic Initiatives.
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 12:18 AM
SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperVision Specialty EyeCare
has named Weiwen Chen as business manager, Asia-Pacific. In this newly-created role, she will lead the organization’s rapid growth and category expansion across the region.
Thursday, September 22, 2022 12:15 AM
has announced the promotion of Rob Retzlaff to the role of global vice president of sales. Retzlaff joined Smith in 1999 as Canadian marketing manager to work on increasing brand reach and awareness across North America. Over the past two decades at Smith, Retzlaff has held numerous positions at the company including national sales manager for Canada and, most recently and for the past 14 years, general manager for Canada. In that time, Retzlaff worked alongside Smith’s CFO to roll out an industry-leading, cross-border direct shipping platform and expanded the integration into Smith headquarters.
Friday, September 16, 2022 12:21 AM
LARGO, Fla.—Optical software company Ocuco
, has named Clodagh Nic Canna as chief product officer. Already a crucial part of Ocuco's corporate management team, Nic Canna has been leading the product development department for the past 12 years.
Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:33 AM
NEW YORK—In order to continue growing its support for independent ECPs while leveraging the combined resources of the entire group, EssilorLuxottica N.A.
has announced changes to its wholesale organization. Ludovic Ladreyt is named chief commercial officer – U.S. Optical.
Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:27 AM
CHICAGO—Former RevolutionEHR co-founder and chief technology officer (CTO) Jim Schneider has joined RevCycle Partners
as CTO. Schneider will lead the design and build out of a comprehensive RCM (Revenue Cycle Management) portal to support RevCycle Partners’ rapidly growing team.
Friday, September 9, 2022 12:18 AM
LOS ANGELES—OptaZoom announced that top technology executive, Tim Abarta, has been appointed chief technology officer, effective immediately. He will report to Aaron Kosman, CEO at OptaZoom. "Tim is a one of a kind in that he brings unmatched experience, countless trials, and errors as well as plenty of wins on his shoulders. His bold, optimistic perspective and unparalleled competence, will attract even more stellar talent to the team,” said Kosman.
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 12:15 AM
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Turn Biotechnologies
announced that Albert Wu, MD, PhD, will oversee its development of ophthalmic therapeutic products as an advisor to the company.
Monday, August 29, 2022 12:15 AM
MEMPHIS, Tenn.—After 53 years of service as a faculty member and pediatric vision provider, Glen “Bubba” Steele, OD, has retired from Southern College of Optometry
Friday, August 26, 2022 12:21 AM
NOVATO, Calif.—Online eyewear retailer Zenni
announced two new key hires to its C-suite to support the company’s continued growth.
Friday, August 26, 2022 12:18 AM
this week announced a series of promotions across it sales group that the company said are intended to “further the company’s trajectory of success.”
Monday, August 22, 2022 12:18 AM
TAMPA, Fla.—Versea Holdings
, a health care company engaged in commercialization of innovative diagnostics, therapeutics, and health services, announced that Rob Sambursky, MD, has joined the company as president, effective August 5, 2022.
Friday, August 19, 2022 12:24 AM
ORLANDO—The American Academy of Optometry
(AAO) is in the midst of a search for a new chief executive officer, and is working toward filling the position by the end of the calendar year. AAO formed a six-person search committee in July to identify candidates for the position, and is working with an executive search firm in the recruitment process. In the meantime, chief financial officer/deputy chief executive officer Richard Jones is serving as interim chief executive officer throughout the search process, according to an AAO announcement. Jones has more than 20 years of nonprofit financial experience and been part of AAO’s management team for nearly a decade.
Thursday, August 18, 2022 12:27 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Vision
announced that it has promoted Thomas Burkhardt to president of Marchon Eyewear, Inc.
Burkhardt most recently served as Marchon’s chief marketing officer and senior vice president of global brands, marketing and design. He will report to Earnie Franklin, chief operating officer of VSP Vison. Burkhardt succeeds Nicola Zotta, who led Marchon from 2016 until May of 2022, as reported
Prior to joining Marchon, Burkhardt served as vice president of global marketing for Coty, Inc., leading the Calvin Klein fragrance and cosmetic license.