Latest News Match Eyewear Names Herskowitz Chief Operating Officer By Staff Friday, March 01, 2013 12:33 AM WESTBURY, N.Y.— Match Eyewear has appointed Sam Herskowitz to the position of chief operating officer, effective immediately, according to an announcement from the company. Herskowitz brings more than 20 years of vision care industry experience to the Match Eyewear team. Prior to joining Match, he spent 17 years at Emerging Vision, Inc. where he recently served as president of both the Combine Buying Group in the U.S. and The Optical Group in Canada. Prior to that, as the president of the Retail Franchise Division, Herskowitz led both the Sterling Optical and Site for Sore Eyes franchise groups from 2007 to 2010. Other posts held during his tenure included chief operating officer, chief marketing officer and vice president of marketing for Sterling Optical. Jonathan Pratt, Match Eyewear CEO said, “Our continued growth and success provides the opportunity to expand our team with some of this industry’s top talent. For me personally, it is exciting to add a real thinker to our team, someone who will prioritize internally from understanding our customers’ perspectives, a concept fundamental to our success. Sam is a seasoned professional our sales executives can count on to keep the machine running smoothly. I couldn’t be happier to have him on board and look forward to leveraging his vast knowledge and experience to further expand our reach in the optical marketplace.” Ethan Goodman, president of Match Eyewear added, “Sam adds another dimension to the growth of the company, adding operations experience to help transition our rapid growth within the U.S. and our recent acquisition in Canada, as well as allow us to focus on our expansion strategies throughout Europe and South America. As we look to the future and the probability of adding more licensed brands to our portfolio, Phil Turnage, our president of sales, and I are excited to have Sam on our team.” As Chief Operating Officer, Herskowitz will oversee corporate operations with a focus on efficiency, enhancing existing systems and introducing new ones designed to build on Match’s ongoing tradition of outstanding customer experience and satisfaction. Established in 2001, Match Eyewear is a leading international manufacturer and distributor of premium quality European fashion eyewear, with a dedicated sales force covering the U.S., Canada, Europe and South America. Match Eyewear’s distinctive brands include Helium Paris, Adrienne Vittadini, Danny Gokey Eyewear, Float Titanium, Float Kids, and Aero by Float Milan.