International Vision Expo & Conference OPTImum Program Under New Direction

By Staff
Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:18 AM NORWALK, Conn.—International Vision Expo & Conference has named Cheri Guy director of Professional Relations, tasked with overseeing the development and growth of the event’s prestigious OPTImum Program.

SUNY Optometry Appoints Soden to New Director of Health Care Development Position

By Staff
Friday, September 19, 2014 12:20 AM NEW YORK—According to a recent announcement, SUNY College of Optometry has created a new position to expand the institution’s reach and relationships within the broader healthcare community: director of health care development. Richard Soden, OD will take on the role effective July 1, 2015.

Marchon Names Lai New Managing Director for Asia Pacific

By Staff
Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:21 AM MELVILLE, N.Y.—Marchon Eyewear, Inc. has announced the naming of Connie Lai as the new managing director, Asia Pacific, reporting directly to Nicola Zotta, managing director EMEA and Asia.

Timm Parker Joins Eyeking as EVP Product, Design and Marketing

By Staff
Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:18 AM PLAINVIEW, N.Y.— Eyeking LLC has announced that Timothy (Timm) Parker has been named executive vice president of product, design and marketing, effective September 2014.

The Vision Council Names R. Michael Daley as New Chief Executive Officer

By Staff
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 5:30 PM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—R. Michael (Mike) Daley has been named as the chief executive officer of The Vision Council, effective Oct. 1, 2014, following the previously announced retirement of Ed Greene, who has led the organization for the past eight years.

Zimco Names Reek Its New VP of Operations

By Staff
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:24 AM BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Zimco Optics, Inc. has named a new VP of operations, Joseph Reek, who will oversee operations and customer service for the 40-year-old eyewear company.

A Day in the Life... Optical Across America

By Staff
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:01 AM At Vision Monday, we see how vast and manifold the optical industry is every single day, but outside of a trade show, like this month’s Vision Expo West in Las Vegas, the rest of the industry is rarely afforded the same privilege.

‘Welcome to Permanent Beta’

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM In the tech world, the latest iteration of a software product is often referred to as being in “beta,” meaning it is new or in progress.

PEOPLE

By Staff
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM ALBANY, N.Y.—Jan Cory, an experienced eyewear executive, has been named the new U.S. president of Silhouette Optical, Ltd.

FGX International’s CEO Melo Leaves The Company, Di Paola to Serve as Interim CEO

By Staff
Friday, September 12, 2014 12:24 AM SMITHFIELD, R.I.—César Melo, who served as CEO of FGX International (FGXI) a leading eyewear, sun and readers supplier, has left the company as of Sept. 4th.

Giancarla Agnoli, Managing Director of Marchon Italia, To Retire

By Staff
Friday, September 12, 2014 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Marchon has announced that Giancarla Agnoli, managing director of Marchon Italia, will retire effective Dec. 31, 2014. Under her leadership over the last 20 years, Marchon Italia has experienced extraordinary growth and expansion, the company said.

20/20 Magazine’s Gloria Nicola to Retire After 26-Years Covering Eyewear Trends

By Staff
Friday, September 12, 2014 12:18 AM NEW YORK–20/20 Magazine’s Gloria Nicola, senior editor for frames, sunwear and accessories for 26 years, will be retiring from the magazine, effective Oct. 31.

Luxottica New Co-CEO Could be Selected Within Weeks

By Staff
Friday, September 05, 2014 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Following Luxottica Group S.p.A.’s introduction of a new co-CEO management, in an exclusive interview, VMail has learned that the other co-CEO of Markets could be selected within weeks.

Phill Phillips, a Founder of Latham and Phillips, Retires

By Staff
Friday, September 05, 2014 12:21 AM GROVE CITY, Ohio—Phill Phillips, a founding partner and owner of Latham and Phillips Ophthalmic (LPO) has retired from the company, effective Sept. 1, 2014.

ABB Optical Group Names Aaron See Vice President of Marketing

By Staff
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 12:18 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.— ABB Optical Group, the nation’s leading distributor of optical products, has announced that industry veteran Aaron See has joined the company as vice president of marketing.
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