Marcolin USA Names Ben Wolf Senior VP, Optical Sales

By Staff
Friday, July 03, 2015 12:27 AM SOMERVILLE, N.J.—Marcolin USA announced that Ben Wolf has been appointed senior vice president of sales for the optical channel, reporting to CEO Fabrizio Gamberini.

Alcon Appoints Di Filippo New Head for Alcon U.S. Surgical

By Staff
Friday, July 03, 2015 12:24 AM FORT WORTH, Texas—Alcon  appointed Jim Di Filippo as the new head for Alcon U.S. Surgical, filling the position held by Seba Leoni, who was appointed to the new role of global head, surgical suite, Alcon Global Franchise.

Matthias Metz Takes Over as Head of Zeiss’s Vision Care Business

By Staff
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 12:24 AM AALEN, Germany—Matthias Metz, PhD, a member of the executive board of Carl Zeiss AG, takes over the leadership of Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH today.

Frameri Hires Greg Lechner, a Former Luxottica Executive, as New COO

By Staff
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 12:21 AM CINCINNATI—Frameri, a Cincinnati-based company that makes eyewear with interchangeable frames and lenses, has hired Greg Lechner as chief operating officer.

Tips for Hiring Managers on Avoiding Improper Job Interview Questions

By Staff
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 4:02 PM A recent survey of more than 2,100 hiring and human resource managers throughout the U.S. who responded to a survey sponsored by CareerBuilder and conducted by Harris Poll Online, found that approximately 20 percent of hiring managers reported that they have asked an interview question only to find out later that the question possibly violated the law.

OD Excellence Adds Two Execs to Management Team

By Staff
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:26 AM HEALDSBURG, Calif.—OD Excellence, a practice management and consulting firm for optometrists, is expanding its management team with the addition of two new executives.

VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies Names Wolfgang Tolle CEO

By Staff
Friday, April 17, 2015 12:24 AM SARATOGA, Calif.—VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, based here, announced that ophthalmic industry veteran Wolfgang Tolle will join the company as president and chief executive officer.

Transitions Names Sherianne James Vice President of Marketing and John Ligas Vice President of R&D

By Staff
Friday, April 17, 2015 12:21 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Transitions Optical has named Sherianne James, vice president, marketing and John Ligas, vice president, R&D, effectively immediately.

How to Select the Right Third-Party Benefit Administrator

By Staff
Monday, April 13, 2015 2:02 PM NEW YORK—Administering payroll, benefits, time and attendance cost mid-sized employers over $2,000 per employee annually, according to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers study. Commissioned for payroll provider ADP, the study found that large employers typically paid a bit less, at $1,400 per employee per year, which is why many employers turn to third-party benefit administrators.

Williams Group Names Gilan Cockrell as CEO, Brad Rourke as CFO

By Staff
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 12:24 AM LINCOLN, Neb.—Williams Group, a practice management, consulting and EHR firm based here, has reorganized its senior management team.

Casey Appointed to Walman Board; Bassett Elected Chair of the Board

By Staff
Friday, March 27, 2015 12:24 AM MINNEAPOLIS—Walman announced today that Lynn Casey has joined its board of directors.

Steve Brewer Joins Visibility Management as Senior Partner

By Staff
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.

Impact of New Immigration Initiatives on the Workforce

By Staff
Monday, February 02, 2015 10:44 AM NEW YORK—On Nov. 20, 2014, President Obama unilaterally announced a series of executive immigration initiatives that will impact millions of individuals already in the U.S. and their current or future employers.

EyeXam Receives Patent for Mobile Vision Screening and Expands Leadership Team

By Staff
Friday, January 23, 2015 12:24 AM SAN JOSE, Calif.— EyeXam, based here, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent for its self-administered vision screening method using a mobile computing device.

Building Blocks to Succession: Passing on the Leadership Reins of Your Practice

By Michael Gorman
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00 AM Dictators have no succession plans—they know that someday their people will rise up and replace them with another dictator.
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