Wednesday, December 04, 2013 12:24 AM
OMAHA, Neb.—Frank J. Besch, president and CEO of
Barnett & Ramel Optical
, died in an automobile crash near Omaha on Nov. 21. He was 54 years old.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 12:21 AM
OMAHA, Neb.—George Trobaugh, special projects manager for
Barnett & Ramel Optical
, died in an automobile crash near Omaha on Nov. 21. He was 59 years old.
Monday, November 25, 2013 10:59 AM
NEW YORK—As everyone knows, flu season is here. According to the
Walgreens Flu Impact Report
, U.S. adults missed an incredible 230 million work days during last year's flu season.
Monday, November 25, 2013 12:27 AM
American Board of Optometry
(ABO) elected new officers during its 2013 annual meeting held Nov. 15 here.
Monday, November 25, 2013 12:24 AM
independent eyewear brand based out of Encinitas, Calif., has announced
Mark Weber as the new president and general manager of the company.
Monday, November 25, 2013 12:21 AM
has announced that TJ Bottom has been promoted to the role of North American director of sales.
Friday, November 22, 2013 12:21 AM
(VEL) named William Krueger as its new executive vice president of sales and marketing.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 12:30 AM
CHICAGO—After more than 80 reported tornadoes tore through the Midwest
on Nov. 17, killing six and leaving hundreds of homes destroyed, optical
businesses and their communities are beginning to regroup.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 12:27 AM
PPR and owner of luxury brands Gucci, Saint Laurent Paris and Bottega
Veneta, among others, has hired Roberto Vedovotto, formerly CEO of
Safilo Group, to review the French group’s eyewear strategy, effective
Friday, November 15, 2013 12:30 AM
MILAN, Italy and CINCINNATI, Ohio—
Luxottica Group S.p.A
(MTA: LUX; NYSE: LUX), announced that Lukas Ruecker has been named
president of EyeMed Vision Care, a division of the company, and the
U.S.’ second largest vision benefits company.
Friday, November 15, 2013 12:27 AM
CHICAGO—After holding their Annual Board Meeting here on Nov. 9, 2013,
Prevent Blindness America
(PBA) has announced the election of Paul G. Howes as the new chairperson of PBA’s national board of directors.
Friday, November 15, 2013 12:25 AM
SAN ANTONIO, Texas—Managed vision care company,
, a wholly owned subsidiary of
., has named Abby Houtman director of national accounts.
Friday, November 15, 2013 12:24 AM
British Contact Lens Association
(BCLA) has appointed Cheryl Donnelly to the new role of chief executive
officer (CEO), according to an announcement from the association.