ABB Optical Group Announces Three Updates to its Specialty Vision Product Consultation Team

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Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:30 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group (ABB), a leading independent eyecare distributor, announced Wednesday changes within the company’s specialty vision product division, effective immediately.

Eyemart Express Strengthens Partnership With Mental Wellness Nonprofit PeaceLove Foundation

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Friday, October 8, 2021 12:15 AM DALLAS—Ahead of World Mental Health Day on Sunday, Oct. 10, Eyemart Express said it has strengthened its partnership with PeaceLove Foundation, a nonprofit organization that is changing how people talk about mental health. The move will expand access to mental wellness resources for Eyemart Express’s employees and customers, according to an announcement this week. The expansion includes the launch of a charitable eyeglasses collection that will expand access to mental wellness resources. With each purchase from the exclusive glasses collection, Eyemart Express will donate 15 percent of sales to PeaceLove to aid its mental health mission.

Diego Jimenez Joins Coburn Technologies as Sales Manager for Latin America

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:18 AM SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn.—Coburn Technologies is welcoming Diego Jimenez as sales manager for the Latin America market. Coburn Technologies continues to expand their presence and service in Latin America, and Jimenez will further develop the company’s growth in lens processing labs and eyecare practices across the region, the company said. “We are fortunate to have Diego join the team with his idyllic blend of professional experience in the technical support, service and sales areas of the optical industry in Latin America,” said Wayne Labrecque, vice president of sales. “His decade-long experience and customer-focused approach makes him a great addition.”

Orasis Pharmaceuticals Names Julie Speed as SVP, Head of Strategy and Marketing, to Lead Commercial Growth Plan

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:15 AM HERZLIYA, Israel—Orasis Pharmaceuticals, an emerging ophthalmic pharmaceutical company focused on developing an innovative pharmaceutical solution for the treatment of presbyopia symptoms, has named Julie Speed as senior vice president, head of strategy and marketing.

Bollé Recruits New Design and Engineering Executives

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:12 AM LYON, France—Over the past few months, Bollé has strengthened its expertise in helmet and sunglass design with the addition of key industry talent in significant new roles. The company is also making a significant statement in its commitment to developing sustainable products. Quentin Chapelain, formerly head of the carbon neutrality project at Air Liquide, has recently joined Bollé Brands as the company’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) manager.

Optical Lab Software Solutions Appoints Rodney McKiel as President

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Friday, October 1, 2021 12:21 AM DALLAS—Optical Lab Software Solutions (OLSS), a global leader in optical lab management software technology, announced the appointment of Rodney McKiel as president.

Dr. Ludwin Monz to Step Down as Head of Carl Zeiss Meditec

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Friday, October 1, 2021 12:18 AM OBERKOCHEN, Germany—President and CEO of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Dr. Ludwin Monz, has announced to the company’s supervisory board that he will not be accepting another term in office.

Neurolens Names Mark Kremer Chief Revenue Officer

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Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:30 AM COPPELL, Texas—Following his recent appointment as CEO of Neurolens, Pierre Bertrand has simplified the company’s leadership structure to ensure what it described as a “unified focus on maintaining the rapid growth trajectory of the organization.”

J&J Vision Names Dr. Monica Jong to Role of Global Professional Education, Myopia

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Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:27 AM JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Johnson & Johnson Vision has named Dr. Monica Jong as its global professional education lead, myopia, according to an announcement this week.

VSP Global Names Indar Chaudhuri President of VSP Optics

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021 12:27 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Global yesterday announced the appointment of Indar Chaudhuri as president of VSP Optics.

Ellen Haag Joins Kavanagh Consulting

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Friday, September 24, 2021 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Kavanagh Consulting, LLC, a leading advisory and consultancy services firm in the vision care industry, has named Ellen C. Haag as vice president of sourcing. Haag joins Kavanagh Consulting with over 25 years of business development and commercial strategy experience. Haag dedicated 19 years of her career to EssilorLuxottica where she held executive leadership roles as vice president of consolidated ECPs and VP of brand sales. She was also the strategic creator of well-known vision care industry protocols such as needs-based solutions and the doctor-directed process. Kavanagh's founder and CEO, Anne Kavanagh, said, "We are super excited to welcome the super-talented Ellen Haag to our team. We look forward to her leadership in strategy around business development."

Optical Women's Association Announces New Officers and Board Members

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Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:33 AM DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) has announced its new president and three additional board members.

CooperVision Names Drs. Walsh, Shah and Siergey to Professional Affairs Teams as Company Continues Growth

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021 12:24 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperVision has announced the addition of three well-known optometrists to its professional affairs teams.

Aurion Biotech Appoints Tim Largen as VP of Manufacturing

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Friday, September 17, 2021 12:18 AM SEATTLE, BOSTON and TOKYO—Aurion Biotech, a clinical-stage biotech company that is developing a platform of advanced therapies to treat ocular diseases, has appointed Tim Largen as vice president of manufacturing. Largen, who is based in Seattle, will lead strategy and development of Aurion Biotech’s global cell manufacturing capabilities. His role will include managing Aurion Biotech’s internal team and as a division of CorneaGen, Inc., working with external teams at Cognate BioServices, Inc., a Charles River Company, and at S-RACMO, a joint venture of Sumitomo Chemical Company, Ltd., and Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Company, Ltd., to help support cell production in the U.S. and Japan, respectively.

Neurolens Names Pierre Bertrand Chief Executive Officer

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Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:21 AM COPPELL, Texas—Neurolens announced that its board of directors has appointed Pierre Bertrand as chief executive officer.