Shamir Promotes Naftalovich to President of Shamir North America

By Staff
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:32 AM

SAN DIEGO, Calif.— Shamir Optical Industry, announced that Raanan Naftalovich, the longtime executive and CEO of its San Diego-based Shamir Insight subsidiary, has been appointed president of Shamir North America.

Holmberg Named Chairman of Highmark, Inc.; Parent Highmark Health Names Guyaux New Chairman of Board

By Staff
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:30 AM PITTSBURGH— Highmark Health announced that David Holmberg, president and CEO, will become chairman of the board of directors of Highmark, Inc.

TearScience Names Joseph Boorady CEO

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Monday, March 02, 2015 12:24 AM MORRISVILLE, N.C.— TearScience, a privately held medical device company, has named Joseph Boorady president and CEO. Dr. Boorady joins TearScience from Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc. where he was senior vice president of U.S. sales, marketing, and customer service for all medical products.

Safilo Names Kevin Hyland New North American Sport Channel Commercial Leader

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Monday, March 02, 2015 12:21 AM PADUA, ITALY— Safilo Group has appointed Kevin Hyland as North American sport channel sales leader. Hyland will be responsible for channel sales of the Group’s sports and outdoor lifestyle brands like Suncloud by Polaroid, Smith Optics and future brands in this segment, the company said.

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Monday, March 02, 2015 12:00 AM

U.C. Berkeley School of Optometry Accepts $25,000 Grant from Hoya

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:00 AM LEWISVILLE, Texas—Hoya Vision Care presented a $25,000 grant to go toward the renovation of the physical plant and educational equipment at the U.C. Berkeley School of Optometry teaching laboratory.

Bortuzzo to Head Kering Eyewear in the Americas

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Friday, February 27, 2015 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Long-time optical eyewear industry executive, Antonio Bortuzzo, has joined Kering Eyewear, a division of luxury fashion company Kering (FR 0000121485, KER.PA, KER.FP) as the head of the Americas for the company, VMail has learned.

Mykita Undergoes Partnership Changes, Adds Bernd Beetz

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:27 AM BERLIN—The partnership structure at Mykita has changed—effective Feb. 17, all partners, at their own request and with the exception of original co-founder Moritz Krueger, withdrew their partnerships.

Charmant Names Berghuys VP of Operations, Announces Additional Executive Appointments

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Monday, February 23, 2015 12:24 AM MORRIS PLAINS, N.J.—Charmant has announced promotions to several in management roles, creating a new executive staff to support the newly appointed Charmant USA president, Kikuo Urayama, which VMail reported on Jan. 7, 2015.

Prisme Optical Names Guillaume Pottecher U.S. National Sales Manager

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Friday, February 20, 2015 12:15 AM BLAINVILLE, Quebec— Prisme Optical Group has announced the appointment of Guillaume Pottecher as the new U.S. national sales manager.

FYidoctors Names Former Senior Specsavers’ Exec, Romano, as VP Supply Chain

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:18 AM CALGARY, ALBERTA, Canada— FYidoctors announced the appointment of Aldo Romano as the group’s new vice president of supply chain. In his new role, Romano, who was the former head of commercial research and development at Specsavers, will oversee laboratory, distribution and the overall supply chain and also serve as a senior member of the FYidoctors executive team, the company said.

Optical Lab Veteran Duane Reese Dies at 89

By Andrew Karp
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:00 AM DULUTH, Ga.—Optical laboratory veteran Duane C. Reese passed away on Jan. 30 at his home here after an extended illness. He was 89 years-old.

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Monday, February 16, 2015 12:00 AM

The AAO Acquires Rare, 16th-19th Century Texts on Ophthalmology

By Tiffany Wong
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:00 AM SAN FRANCISCO—The American Academy of Ophthalmology’s (AAO) Museum of Vision recently received an extensive donation of more than 130 rare books and catalogs on ophthalmology

Steve Brewer Joins Visibility Management as Senior Partner

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:24 AM CLEARWATER, Fla.—Steve Brewer has joined Visibility Management, as senior partner. A consulting firm consisting of a coalition of long-term professionals from the eyecare industry, Visibility Management was formed by managing partner, Richard Sanchez, last year after he left Advantica, the managed vision care company he started in 2001, as reported by VMail.
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