Shopko Optical Names Two New Regional Managers

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12:18 AM GREEN BAY, Wis.—Shopko Optical this week announced two new regional managers who also are joining the retailer’s leadership team.

Monty Montoya Named Chief Executive Officer of TherOptix

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021 12:18 AM BOSTON—Monty Montoya has been named chief executive officer of TherOptix, a pre-clinical biopharma company focused on delivering clinically impactful therapeutics via a drug-eluding contact lens platform.

Nova Southeastern University Names Linda S. Rouse as Dean of College of Optometry

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Friday, July 23, 2021 12:24 AM FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—Nova Southeastern University (NSU) has announced that Linda S. Rouse, OD, MBA, will become the permanent dean of NSU’s College of Optometry.

Nicox Appoints Robert N. Weinreb, MD, and Sanjay G. Asrani, MD, to its Glaucoma Clinical Advisory Board

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021 12:15 AM SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France—Nicox SA (Euronext Paris: FR0013018124, COX), an international ophthalmology company, has announced that two internationally recognized experts in glaucoma, Robert N. Weinreb, MD, distinguished professor and chair, ophthalmology and director, Shiley Eye Institute, University of California San Diego, and Sanjay G. Asrani, MD, professor of ophthalmology, Duke University, will be joining the Nicox Glaucoma Clinical Advisory Board. The advisory board is composed of key clinical investigators and opinion leaders in the field who support and guide the development of our innovative nitric oxide (NO)-donating compounds as potential intraocular pressure (IOP)-lowering medications.

Heru Bolsters Executive Team With Addition of Four Seasoned Industry Veterans

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Friday, July 16, 2021 12:18 AM MIAMI—Heru Inc., the developer of wearable AI-powered vision diagnostics and augmentation software, has expanded its executive leadership team with the appointment of several strategic hires. Joining Heru are Mary Durbin, Ph.D. as chief scientific officer, Bob George as chief technology officer, Corey Nielson as chief customer officer, and John Trefethen, MFA as chief marketing officer. “These executives bring rich industry experience to the rapidly growing Heru team,” said Heru founder and CEO Mohamed Abou Shousha, MD, Ph.D.

Orbis International Names Dr. Doris Macharia New Senior Vice President of Global Programs

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Friday, July 16, 2021 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Eyecare nonprofit Orbis International has appointed Doris Macharia, MD, as the organization's new senior vice president of global programs, effective July 19. In the newly created role, she will lead and grow Orbis's portfolio of in-country programming, including monitoring, evaluation and learning, and quality assurance. She will also join the organization's executive leadership team. "We are thrilled to welcome Doris to Orbis," according to Derek Hodkey, president and chief executive officer of Orbis International.

Johnson & Johnson Vision Appoints Dr. Chandra Mickles to Newly Created Myopia Education Position

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021 12:24 AM JACKSONVILLE, Fla. and SANTA ANA, Calif.—Johnson & Johnson Vision has named Dr. Chandra Mickles, OD, MS, FAAO, FSLS, to the newly created position of North America professional education lead, myopia, effective July 26.

Binovi Announces Board and Management Changes as Company Shifts from ‘Technology Development to Commercial Growth’

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021 12:21 AM TORONTO and NEW YORK—Binovi Technologies Corp. (TSX-V:VISN) announced Tuesday that Tania Archer has been appointed as interim CEO of the company, succeeding Adam Cegielski, who stepped down from his positions as CEO and board member.

Eyemart Express Names Mike Loftus to Chief Financial Officer Post

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021 12:18 AM DALLAS—Eyemart Express, a national optical retailer with more than 200 locations, has announced that Mike Loftus will join the company as chief financial officer, effective July 20.

Garrett Leight California Optical Names New President

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021 12:21 AM LOS ANGELES—Garrett Leight California Optical (GLCO), a Los Angeles-based eyewear lifestyle brand, has named veteran brand marketer Barney Waters as president to lead its next stage global expansion.

Santinelli Names Jacqueline Coleman as Director of Human Resources

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021 12:15 AM HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—Santinelli International has named Jacqueline Coleman as director of human resources, reporting directly to CEO Gerard Santinelli. She is replacing Maryann Ferrero, who is retiring.

National Vision Hosts Retirement Send-Off for Sharon Petitt

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Friday, July 2, 2021 12:18 AM DULUTH, Ga.—Many colleagues and friends at National Vision Holdings, Inc. bid a fond farewell and held a Second Line parade this week on the occasion of the planned retirement of Sharon Petitt, NVI's senior VP of store operations who retired yesterday after a 45-year long and successful career in the optical industry.

Aurion Biotech Names Edward Holland, MD, Chief Medical Advisor

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Thursday, July 1, 2021 12:21 AM SEATTLE, BOSTON and TOKYO—Edward Holland, MD, has been named chief medical advisor of Aurion Biotech, whose mission is to cure blindness by developing a differentiated platform of advanced therapies to treat ocular diseases.

Mondottica USA Names Liz Tontodonati as Director of Marketing and Brand Management

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021 12:21 AM WARREN, N.J.—Mondottica USA has announced the addition of Liz Tontodonati to its management team as director of marketing and brand management for the U.S.

Charmant USA Adds New Key Account Manager

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 12:15 AM MORRIS PLAINS, N.J.—Charmant USA has announced the hiring of Ray Geerlof as manager of key accounts and business development. Geerlof joins Charmant with over 25 years’ experience in the eyewear industry. He began his career as a national sales manager for the sports division at Reebok Eyewear before becoming the director of key accounts and training at Logo of the Americas. From there Geerlof worked as director of international sales and key accounts at Revolution Eyewear and most recently oversaw the sales rep and distributor network at Eyewear Designs.