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Monday, April 21, 2014 12:00 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.— PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—After 40 years of service to PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) , including nearly 24 with Transitions Optical, Richard C. Elias, senior vice president, optical and specialty materials, and CEO, Transitions Optical, Inc., retired, effective April 1, 2014.

Kentucky College of Optometry Names Andrew Buzzelli, OD, MS, Founding Dean

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Monday, April 14, 2014 12:27 AM PIKEVILLE, Ky.—The  University of Pikeville board of trustees president James Hurley announced the appointment of Andrew Buzzelli, OD, MS, as the founding dean of the Kentucky College of Optometry on April 3, 2014. 

Optical Women’s Association Appoints Claxton to Board of Directors

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Monday, April 14, 2014 12:21 AM DALLAS—The  Optical Women’s Association (OWA) has announced the appointment of Tiara Claxton to its board of directors. Claxton, western regional sales manager of luxury brands at  Safilo, will also serve as co-chair of the OWA’s program committee.

Novartis appoints Jeff George as Division Head, Alcon as Kevin Buehler Retires

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Friday, April 11, 2014 12:27 AM BASEL, Switzerland Novartis (NYSE: NVS) announced earlier this week the appointment of Jeff George as division head of  Alcon, effective May 1, 2014. George succeeds Kevin Buehler who is retiring from the company after a distinguished 30-year career at Alcon.

Universal Display Corporation Names Richard C. Elias to Its Board of Directors

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014 12:21 AM EWING, N.J.—Richard Elias has joined the board of directors of Universal Display Corp. (Nasdaq: OLED), a leader in developing and delivering state-of-the-art, organic light emitting diode (OLED) technologies, materials and services to the display and lighting industries.

Welch Joins IRIS Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems as VP, Healthcare Accounts

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014 12:21 AM PENSACOLA, Fla.— IRIS: Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems, a cloud-based retinal screening technology provider, announced that Pat Welch has joined its leadership team as vice president of healthcare accounts.

Arnette Appoints Wozniak National Sales Manager

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 12:18 AM ENCINITAS, Calif.— Arnette has announced that industry veteran Nick Wozniak has been appointed national sales manager. Wozniak brings over 15 years of experience from within the action sports industry with him to the brand.

Gilan Cockrell, OD, FAAO, Joins Williams Group as Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy

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Friday, March 21, 2014 12:18 AM LINCOLN, Neb.—Gilan Cockrell, OD, FAAO, has joined Williams Group as executive vice president of corporate strategy.

Renwick-Espinosa, CMO of VSP Global Elected to Prevent Blindness Board of Directors

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:24 AM CHICAGO— Prevent Blindness has announced the election of Kate Renwick-Espinosa , chief marketing officer of VSP Global, to the Prevent Blindness Board of Directors, as voted at the organization’s winter board meeting here on March 8, 2014.

Cohen’s Fashion Optical Names Haile Chief Marketing Officer

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:18 AM
GARDEN CITY, N.Y.— Cohen’s Fashion Optical has announced that Sheila Haile has joined the company as chief marketing officer.

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Monday, March 17, 2014 12:00 AM

Maui Jim Appoints Jay Black VP of Global Marketing

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Monday, March 10, 2014 12:24 AM LAHAINA, Hawaii— Maui Jim has announced the appointment of Jay Black to vice president, global marketing.

WellPoint Restructures Specialty Business Leadership Team

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Friday, March 07, 2014 12:36 AM INDIANAPOLIS— WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE:WLP) has restructured the executive team responsible for its specialty business. Jeff Spahr has been named vice president of specialty businesses, Nicholas (Nick) Brecker has been appointed vice president of specialty sales, Greg Fox has been named vice president of specialty strategy and information technology, and Dani Fjelstad will continue as president of dental. All four will report to Pam Kehaly, president of WellPoint’s specialty business, commercial strategy and west region.

Adlens Appoints Drew Oppermann to Manage International Sales

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Friday, March 07, 2014 12:24 AM OXFORD— Adlens, the Oxford-based company specializing in variable focus eyewear, has promoted Drew Oppermann to international sales manager.

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Monday, March 03, 2014 12:00 AM NORWALK, Conn.—Dave Brown, formerly president of Vistakon - North America, has joined Independent Doctors of Optometric Care (IDOC), as president, a move which became effective Feb. 17.
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