BUSINESS: Retailers Shopko Optical Names Two New Regional Managers By Staff Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12:18 AM Angelique SimsGREEN BAY, Wis.—Shopko Optical this week announced two new regional managers who also are joining the retailer’s leadership team. The new regional managers are: Angelique Sims, who will oversee Shopko Optical centers in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois, and Eric Kohlbeck, who will oversee Shopko Optical centers in central and northwest Wisconsin in addition to locations in Michigan’s upper peninsula. “I am pleased to welcome Angel into this new position,” Russ Steinhorst, Shopko Optical’s CEO, said in the announcement.“Angel’s unique experience will bring strong leadership and support to Shopko Optical. I am confident she will be a great addition in building our foundation of outstanding patient care, service, and commitment to the communities we serve.” Sims has over 25 years of optical experience working as an optician and general manager within private practice and retail centers. Prior to her promotion to regional manager at Shopko Optical, Sims served as the general manager of the Shopko Optical in Dixon, Ill., and then as market manager for six Shopko Optical locations in Illinois. Sims will be overseeing 15 Shopko Optical centers in Wisconsin and three Shopko Optical centers in Illinois in her new role. Eric KohlbeckIn his new role, Kohlbeck will oversee 13 Shopko Optical centers in Wisconsin and three Shopko Optical centers in Michigan. Prior to joining Shopko Optical, Kohlbeck served as a district leader at Pet Smart, where he focused on providing strategic leadership and planning, among other roles. In addition, Kohlbeck served in many managerial and supervisory roles at Shopko for over 18 years. “Eric has extensive knowledge in district leadership and has a robust history with the company,” Steinhorst said. “We are excited to have him join the team to accelerate our growth in both Wisconsin and Michigan.” Shopko Optical is the trade name of Shoptikal LLC, an affiliate of Monarch Alternative Capital LP.