TearLab Appoints Kong as Vice President of Sales

By Staff
Friday, January 30, 2015 12:21 AM SAN DIEGO— TearLab Corporation (Nasdaq:TEAR) (TSX:TLB) has appointed Raymond Kong to its senior management team as vice president of sales.

Kirk & Kirk Partners With Luxe-Lab for U.S. and Canadian Distribution

By Staff
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:18 AM LONDON— Kirk & Kirk has announced that Anaheim, Calif.-based Luxe-Lab will distribute their Vivarium and Solarium collections in the U.S. and Canada.

Tifosi Optics Adds Sales Management and Creative Executives

By Staff
Monday, January 26, 2015 12:24 AM WATKINSVILLE, Ga.— Tifosi Optics, Inc. has announced two new additions to its national sales management team, as well as a new creative director to head up the company’s creative development and graphics.

Hanmi Invests $20M in Allegro and Licenses Its AMD, DME and VMT Therapy in Korea and China

By Staff
Monday, January 26, 2015 12:21 AM SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif., and SEOUL, Korea— Allegro Ophthalmics, LLC, and Hanmi Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd., have entered into a license agreement for Luminate (ALG-1001), Allegro’s Integrin Peptide Therapy, in The Republic of Korea and the People’s Republic of China, according to a statement released earlier this month by Allegro, based in San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

Luxottica Releases Q4 and Full Year 2014 Results, New Co-CEOs Begin Tenure

By Staff
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:23 AM MILAN—The board of directors of Luxottica Group S.p.A. (MTA: LUX; NYSE: LUX), have released the consolidated net sales and preliminary results for the fourth quarter of 2014 and the full fiscal year 2014.

Envisioning A Modern Future

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:05 AM NEW YORK—Just over a year since her official appointment as CEO of Padova, Italy-based Safilo Group (SFL.MI), Luisa Delgado is looking back at heritage as Safilo concludes 2014, its 80th anniversary.

Opti Munich 2015 Draws Nearly 26,000 Visitors

By Staff
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 12:27 AM MUNICH— Opti, the international trade show for optics and design, based here, was held from Jan. 9 to 11, 2015 at the Fairground Messe Munchen, and has reported its final attendance figures.

Safilo and Kering Begin Execution of Gucci Transition, Announce Termination of Remaining Licenses

By Staff
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 12:21 AM PADUA, Italy— Safilo Group (SFLG.MI) has confirmed that their agreement with Kering, first reported by VMail on Sept. 3, 2014, has been executed, and the first of three compensation payments of €30 million was received on Jan. 12, 2015.

Tallier Appointed New CEO of Ogi Eyewear

By Staff
Monday, January 12, 2015 12:27 AM MINNEAPOLIS— Ogi Eyewear has appointed Joseph Tallier as their new chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

Eyes of Faith Extends VeggieTales Eyewear License, Introduces ‘Peace of Mind Pair’

By Staff
Monday, January 12, 2015 12:21 AM SHARON, Penn.— Eyes of Faith and Big Idea Entertainment have announced the extension of their exclusive VeggieTales license agreement.

Marcolin Renews Harley-Davidson License

By Staff
Monday, January 05, 2015 12:21 AM LONGARONE, Italy— Marcolin SpA and Harley-Davidson have extended their licensing agreement until Dec. 31, 2018 for the design, production and distribution of sunglasses and optical frames under the Harley-Davidson brand name.

I-Deal Optics Names Tim Fortier Director of Key Accounts and Business Development

By Staff
Monday, January 05, 2015 12:18 AM TROY, MICH.—I-Deal Optics has named Tim Fortier as director of key accounts and business development for North American operations.

Marcolin Signs Joint Venture With Sover-M for Russian Market

By Staff
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 12:24 AM MOSCOW— Marcolin SpA has announced the signing of a joint venture agreement with Victoria Chizhova, founder and general director of the longstanding Russian operation in the eyewear market, Sover-M.

Hilaire van der Veen to Leave Shamir Optical, Ind., Effective Jan. 1

By Staff
Monday, December 29, 2014 12:18 AM UPPER GALILEE, Israel—Long-time optical industry executive Hilaire van der Veen will be leaving Shamir Optical, Ind. (SOI), effective Jan. 1, 2015, according to an announcement from the company.

Luxottica and Tory Burch Renew License Agreement

By Staff
Monday, December 22, 2014 12:27 AM MILAN— Luxottica Group (MTA: LUX; NYSE: LUX) and Tory Burch LLC have announced the renewal of their exclusive license agreement.
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