ANFAO, Leading Women's Organizations and Eyewear Industry Leaders Will Take Part in 'Empowering Women's Leadership' Event and Observatory, on Feb. 4 at Mido

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023 12:21 AM MILAN—A new program, "Empowering Optical Women Leadership: The Challenge of Eyewear" is kicking off at a special session on the first morning of Mido later this week, an initiative of ANFAO, the Italian Optical Goods Manufacturers association in partnership with Italy's Bellisario Foundation.

Industry Executive Tarrence Lackran Launches EYECONS Agency

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Tarrence Lackran, also known on Instagram as @TheOpticalPoet, is announcing the formation and launch of the EYECONS Agency, a multi-faceted firm, effective today.

OSRX Names New Chief Formulation Officer

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023 12:15 AM EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—Brian Holdorf, a long-time compounding pharmacist who joined OSRX, an affiliate of Ocular Science when it was formed in 2019, has been named chief formulation officer for the company.

Marcolin Group Appoints Alessio Puleo as Group Marketing Director

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Thursday, January 26, 2023 12:15 AM LONGARONE—Marcolin has announced the appointment of Alessio Puleo as group marketing director. Puleo began working at Marcolin in 2021 and reports directly to CEO and general manager Fabrizio Curci.

Black EyeCare Perspective Names Essence Johnson, OD, Executive Director

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023 12:18 AM PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.—Black EyeCare Perspective has named Essence Johnson, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO, as the first executive director of the non-profit. Dr. Johnson has served as the organizations chief visionary officer.

Charmant USA Appoints Mick Kunish Director of Business Development

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023 12:15 AM MORRIS PLAINS, N.J.—Charmant Group has announced that Charmant USA named Mick Kunish its new director of business development. Kunish has 22 years of optical industry experience.

CXL Ophthalmics Appoints Jonathan Talamo, MD, as Chair of the Board of Directors

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Monday, January 23, 2023 12:21 AM SHERBORN, Mass.—CXL Ophthalmics, Inc., a clinical-stage company developing a minimally-invasive treatment for keratoconus, announced that Jonathan Talamo, MD, has been appointed as its new chair of the board directors.

Ace Vision Group Announces Executive Appointments

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Monday, January 23, 2023 12:18 AM BOSTON—Ace Vision Group, Inc., a privately held U.S. ophthalmic medical device company developing laser microporation therapeutic technologies to treat the aging eye, announced the appointment of John Frantzis as chief business development officer and Alex Lopez as chief commercial officer.

Percept Corporation Names Vision Industry Leader Jim McGrann as President and Chief Operating Officer

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023 12:24 AM LAS VEGAS—Percept Corporation has announced that Jim McGrann has been named as its president and chief operating officer. Percept is a nine-year-old privately held stealth mode company that is a leader in technology, products, software and app solutions. Each innovation is designed to improve human perception while increasing performance, productivity, safety and individualized style, the company said. In his new role, McGrann will support Percept’s CEO and founder, Dr. Scott Lewis, who will be responsible for strategic and technology direction, while McGrann leads the company’s commercialization and growth strategies for Percept’s six business sectors.

High Point University Names Catherine Heyman, OD, Founding Dean of HPU School of Optometry

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Friday, January 13, 2023 12:24 AM HIGH POINT, N.C.—High Point University (HPU) announced this week that Catherine Heyman, OD, will serve as founding dean of High Point University’s new School of Optometry, which will be North Carolina’s only School of Optometry. The School of Optometry is HPU’s 12th academic school and the 9th academic school the university has established since Dr. Nido Qubein became president in 2005. Dr. Qubein said, “Dr. Heyman has led a distinguished career as a professor of optometry and built a national reputation as one of the premier optometrists. We welcome her to HPU and look forward to her extraordinary partnership as she leads HPU’s newest academic school.”

Thélios Names Cedric Moreau Vice President of Sales, USA Optical Channel

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Thélios, part of LVMH, has announced that Cedric Moreau has joined the company as vice president of sales for the optical channel in the USA, effective immediately. He will report to Enrico Sanavia, head of Americas, and be based in New York.

The Vision Council Announces New Hires and Promotions to Support 2023 Strategic Plan

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022 12:33 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has announced a new organizational structure, including new hires in the trade association’s membership, marketing and communications, and market research departments, as well as staff promotions within the membership and government relations teams. “Our commitment to the vision care industry has never been stronger and I’m so pleased to welcome new hires and reward existing staff as we look ahead to a new year, with big plans on the horizon,” said Ashley Mills, CEO of The Vision Council. “Exceedingly talented with an impressive range of experience and expertise, these additions will empower us to deliver on our mission to promote growth, foster community-building and engage with key stakeholders in support of better vision for better lives.”

Marcolin Names Clara Magnanini New Group Communication Director

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022 12:15 AM LONGARONE, Italy—Marcolin has announced the appointment of Clara Magnanini as group communication director, effective immediately. Reporting directly to CEO and general manager Fabrizio Curci, Magnanini takes on the lead of Marcolin Group’s newly established communications department. This includes responsibility for corporate communication, marketing and digital communication and events. Magnanini will also coordinate Marcolin Group’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) management activities. Prior to joining Marcolin, Magnanini worked within the luxury automotive and Made in Italy sector.

Marchon Eyewear Promotes Gabriele Bonapersona, Gabriele Cappelli to Global Management Leadership Team

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Friday, December 2, 2022 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Marchon Eyewear has announced the appointment of Gabriele Bonapersona as chief brand officer and Gabriele Cappelli as chief product officer.

Visionix USA Names Optical Veteran John Vulich as National Sales Manager

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Monday, November 28, 2022 12:21 AM LOMBARD, Ill.—Visionix USA, the manufacturer and marketer of eye health and med tech products formerly known as Luneau Technology, has promoted John Vulich to national sales manager for finishing, effective immediately.