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Monday, July 21, 2014 12:00 AM

ABB Optical Group Names New Chief Technology Officer

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Friday, July 11, 2014 12:33 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.— ABB Optical Group, based here, announced that Emily Ashworth has joined the company as chief technology officer.

Gene Johnson Named Vice President and General Manager of Envision Industries

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Friday, July 11, 2014 12:30 AM WICHITA, Kan.— Envision, a company that promotes advocacy and independence for those who are blind or low vision, has named Gene Johnson vice president and general manager of Envision Industries, its product manufacturing and assembly division.

REM Eyewear Expands Executive Team With Drew Donley, Senior Director of Sales, U.S.

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Friday, July 04, 2014 12:27 AM SUN VALLEY, Calif.—REM Eyewear has announced the appointment of Drew Donley as senior director of sales, U.S. In this position, Donley will oversee all domestic sales efforts for REM Eyewear’s optical and sun business, including managing all sales force teams and leading business development initiatives, the company said.

Ogi Promotes Nides to VP of North American Sales Scojo New York

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Friday, July 04, 2014 12:24 AM MINNEAPOLIS— Ogi Eyewear has announced the promotion of John Nides to vice president of North American sales for Scojo New York.

Adlens Appoints Dame Sue Street as Non-Executive Director

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014 12:18 AM OXFORD, UK— Adlens has appointed Dame Sue Street to the Adlens board as a non-executive director.

Ross Brownlee, Head of Safilo NA, to Leave Company

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Friday, June 27, 2014 10:45 AM PADUA, Italy— Safilo Group has announced that Ross Brownlee, corporate head of Safilo North America and president of Solstice retail stores, will leave the company effective June 30, 2014 after 17 years of service.

Transitions Optical Names Larissa Bryan Director, Sunwear

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Friday, June 20, 2014 12:27 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.— Transitions Optical has named Larissa Bryan director, sunwear. In her new role, Bryan will be responsible for leading the sunwear team in developing and executing strategies to grow the line of Transitions adaptive sunwear products globally.

Local Eye Site Names Director of Technology

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:21 AM NEW YORK— Local Eye Site, a leading provider of job-search and online recruitment services for the eyecare industry, has appointed Cameron Lockey director of technology.

Transitions Optical Appoints Sherianne James and Patience Cook to Top Marketing Roles

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Monday, June 16, 2014 12:30 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.— Transitions Optical has named Sherianne James director, global marketing and Patience Cook associate director, North America marketing, effective immediately.

American Optical Services’ Parent, MacKeyser, Appoints Turnaround Exec, Allison, CEO, to Replace Keyser

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 9:15 AM LAS VEGAS—MacKeyser Holdings LLC, the parent company of American Optical Services, Inc. and Exela Hearing Services, LLC, has appointed experienced turnaround executive, Thomas J. Allison, as CEO, according to a statement issued yesterday by MacKeyser.

SVS Vision Names Seok Chung Vice President of Marketing/Advertising

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Monday, June 09, 2014 12:24 AM MT. CLEMENS, Mich.—SVS Vision, a midwest regional retailer with 60 locations throughout Michigan, has named Seok Chung vice president of marking/advertising.

The Vision Council's CEO Ed Greene to Retire in Late 2014

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Friday, June 06, 2014 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Industry veteran Ed Greene, CEO of The Vision Council, has announced that he will retire in late 2014 after nearly 8 years at the helm of the organization.

Shopko Names Michael Cantrell Senior Vice President, Retail Health, in Charge of Optical, Pharmacy and Rx Care

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Friday, June 06, 2014 12:27 AM GREEN BAY, Wis.—Michael Cantrell has joined Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC as senior vice president, retail health, following Mike Bettiga’s retirement from the position, after 37 years with the company. Cantrell will provide strategic direction for Shopko's optical, pharmacy and Rx care departments.

Ohio State University College of Optometry Names Zadnik Dean

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Friday, June 06, 2014 12:24 AM COLUMBUS, Ohio—The Ohio State University College of Optometry has named Karla Zadnik, OD, PhD its fifth dean effective June 1, 2014. Zadnik is the first female to be appointed dean of Ohio State University.
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