Industry Veteran Troy Hall Named Chief Operating Officer of Vision Trends

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Monday, December 15, 2014 12:27 AM THE WOODLANDS, Texas— Vision Trends, Inc., a national alliance of independent optometrists, has hired vision industry veteran, Troy Hall, as chief operating officer.

Marchon Announces New Managing Director for Marchon Italy

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Monday, December 15, 2014 12:24 AM MELVILLE, N.Y.—Marchon Eyewear, Inc. has named Adriano De Sandre as managing director, Marchon Italy, effective January 2015.

American Board of Optometry Names Two New Board Members

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Friday, December 12, 2014 12:15 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Board of Optometry (ABO) has named two new board members. R. Scott Wooley OD, has been named an at-large member of the ABO board of directors, and Erich Hinel OD, is the American Optometric Student Association’s (AOSA) new representative to the ABO.

Vision Source Reaches Milestone Adding 3,000th Location

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 12:21 AM KINGWOOD, Texas— Vision Source, North America's largest, independent optometric alliance has achieved a company milestone by adding its 3,000th location, according to an announcement from the company.

John Sanchez to Succeed Ed Moody as Costa’s Vice President of Product Development

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 12:18 AM DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.— Costa Sunglasses, based here, has named John Sanchez as vice president of product development. Sanchez, who served as president of Zeal Optics for the past two years, will succeed Ed Moody, who announced his retirement from the company, effective April 1, 2015, after 23 years of service with the brand.

Prevent Blindness Appoints New Treasurer and Secretary, Adds to National Board

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Monday, December 08, 2014 12:21 AM CHICAGO— Prevent Blindness announced that Kevin Bakewell, senior vice president and chief public affairs officer of AAA - The Auto Club Group, has been appointed as the Prevent Blindness board of directors’ Chief Volunteer Officer (CVO) association chair.

PFO Global Names CFO, EVPs to Cover IT, Sales and Business Development

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Friday, December 05, 2014 12:27 AM IRVING, Texas—  PFO Global has expanded its executive team by appointing Tim Kinnear as chief financial officer, Ken Elstad as executive vice president of sales, Jeff LaPlante as executive vice president of business development, and George Moore as executive vice president of information technology.  

Angela Bedell Named Executive Director of Ophthalmic Women Leaders

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Friday, December 05, 2014 12:21 AM KANSAS CITY, Kan.–  Ophthalmic Women Leaders (OWL), a not-for-profit national organization founded for women who work in the ophthalmology space, has appointed Angela Bedell executive director. 

Shamir Names Mark Becker Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships

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Wednesday, December 03, 2014 12:18 AM SAN DIEGO— Shamir Insight has named Mark Becker vice president of marketing and strategic partnerships. Becker joined Shamir with more than 20 years of executive optical experience.

Rodriguez Promoted to President and CEO of High Performance Optics

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Monday, December 01, 2014 12:21 AM ROANOKE, Va.— High Performance Optics, Inc. has announced that Larry Rodriguez has been promoted to president and chief executive officer of the company.

WestGroupe U.S.A. Names Dennis Davis Vice President of Sales

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Monday, November 24, 2014 12:23 AM PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.— WestGroupe has announced the appointment of Dennis Davis as the new vice president of sales for WestGroupe U.S.A., effective Dec. 1, 2014. Davis will report directly to Mike Debono, vice president of North American sales.

Charmant USA Names Jean Simone Vice President of Sales

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Friday, November 21, 2014 12:15 AM MORRIS PLAINS, N.J.— Charmant USA has just named Jean Simone the new vice president of sales. She had been the director of special sales at the company and will report directly to Harry Aida, president of Charmant USA, in her new role.

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Jim Eisen Assumes Full CEO Role for HVHC, Parent Co. of Visionworks and Davis Vision

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Friday, November 14, 2014 12:27 AM SAN ANTONIO, Texas—David Holmberg, president and CEO of Highmark Health, has announced that Jim Eisen will immediately assume full CEO responsibilities of HVHC Inc., which includes Visionworks and Davis Vision, among other divisions.

Vision-Ease Lens Names John Weber as CEO

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Friday, November 14, 2014 12:24 AM RAMSEY, Minn.— Vision-Ease Lens has named former CooperVision president John Weber as its new chief executive officer. Doug Hepper, who has served as the company’s CEO for the past 12 years, will transition to the role of executive chairman, the company said.
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