Eyecare Industry Execs Examine Trends at Sanitas #BusinessOutside Innovation Summit

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Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:15 AM BOULDER, Colo.—Sharing ideas, challenges and perspectives on future business trends, against the Rocky Mountain backdrop, was the goal of the recently-completed Eyecare Innovation Summit 2021, an invite-only event for senior vision business executives and emerging tech companies, who met earlier this month to discuss and debate changes affecting the eyecare industry. #BusinessOutside was a theme of the Summit, organized by Sanitas Advisors, where attendees shared observations and heard from speakers about consumer trends affecting the industry and with a chance to mix with peers from other companies.

Diego Jimenez Joins Coburn Technologies as Sales Manager for Latin America

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:18 AM SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn.—Coburn Technologies is welcoming Diego Jimenez as sales manager for the Latin America market. Coburn Technologies continues to expand their presence and service in Latin America, and Jimenez will further develop the company’s growth in lens processing labs and eyecare practices across the region, the company said. “We are fortunate to have Diego join the team with his idyllic blend of professional experience in the technical support, service and sales areas of the optical industry in Latin America,” said Wayne Labrecque, vice president of sales. “His decade-long experience and customer-focused approach makes him a great addition.”

Bollé Recruits New Design and Engineering Executives

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:12 AM LYON, France—Over the past few months, Bollé has strengthened its expertise in helmet and sunglass design with the addition of key industry talent in significant new roles. The company is also making a significant statement in its commitment to developing sustainable products. Quentin Chapelain, formerly head of the carbon neutrality project at Air Liquide, has recently joined Bollé Brands as the company’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) manager.

Optical Lab Software Solutions Appoints Rodney McKiel as President

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Friday, October 1, 2021 12:21 AM DALLAS—Optical Lab Software Solutions (OLSS), a global leader in optical lab management software technology, announced the appointment of Rodney McKiel as president.

Dr. Ludwin Monz to Step Down as Head of Carl Zeiss Meditec

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Friday, October 1, 2021 12:18 AM OBERKOCHEN, Germany—President and CEO of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Dr. Ludwin Monz, has announced to the company’s supervisory board that he will not be accepting another term in office.

Neurolens Names Mark Kremer Chief Revenue Officer

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Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:30 AM COPPELL, Texas—Following his recent appointment as CEO of Neurolens, Pierre Bertrand has simplified the company’s leadership structure to ensure what it described as a “unified focus on maintaining the rapid growth trajectory of the organization.”

VSP Global Names Indar Chaudhuri President of VSP Optics

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021 12:27 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Global yesterday announced the appointment of Indar Chaudhuri as president of VSP Optics.

Aurion Biotech Appoints Tim Largen as VP of Manufacturing

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Friday, September 17, 2021 12:18 AM SEATTLE, BOSTON and TOKYO—Aurion Biotech, a clinical-stage biotech company that is developing a platform of advanced therapies to treat ocular diseases, has appointed Tim Largen as vice president of manufacturing. Largen, who is based in Seattle, will lead strategy and development of Aurion Biotech’s global cell manufacturing capabilities. His role will include managing Aurion Biotech’s internal team and as a division of CorneaGen, Inc., working with external teams at Cognate BioServices, Inc., a Charles River Company, and at S-RACMO, a joint venture of Sumitomo Chemical Company, Ltd., and Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Company, Ltd., to help support cell production in the U.S. and Japan, respectively.

Neurolens Names Pierre Bertrand Chief Executive Officer

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Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:21 AM COPPELL, Texas—Neurolens announced that its board of directors has appointed Pierre Bertrand as chief executive officer.

DAC Technologies Appoints New President and CEO

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021 12:36 AM GARLAND, Texas—DAC Technologies, based here, has named Will Daniels as their new president and CEO. A 26-year veteran of the optical industry, Daniels has served in various leadership roles in sales management, operations. He joined DAC in August, 2021 having previously served as head of global aftermarket operations for Satisloh in Wetzlar, Germany. Daniels succeeds Joe Ciochetto who, after four years as president and CEO of DAC Technologies, assumed a new leadership role within Essilor of America.

Innovative Eyewear Appoints Kristen Mclaughlin to its Board

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021 12:18 AM MIAMI, Fla.—Innovative Eyewear, developer of the Lucyd Bluetooth smart eyewear brand, has appointed optical industry veteran Kristen Mclaughlin to its board as a non-executive director. Mclaughlin has served as director of marketing for Silhouette International and brand manager for Daniel Swarovski Crystal Eyewear. In 2017, she was honored as one of the Most Influential Women in optical by Vision Monday. Commenting on Mclaughlin’s appointment to the company’s board, Harrison Gross, Innovative Eyewear co-founder and CEO said, “Her significant marketing achievements and operational experience are highly relevant as we seek to position Lucyd Lyte as the leading smart eyewear brand for prescription and sunglass users. Her appointment rounds out a diversified board dedicated to bringing smart eyewear mainstream."

Hoya Vision Care Names Warren Modlin as VP, Technical Marketing

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021 12:21 AM LEWISVILLE, Texas—Hoya Vision Care has named Warren Modlin as vice president of technical marketing. In this role, Modlin will lead professional relations and innovation strategies for North America.

Johnson & Johnson Vision Appoints Dr. Chandra Mickles to Newly Created Myopia Education Position

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021 12:24 AM JACKSONVILLE, Fla. and SANTA ANA, Calif.—Johnson & Johnson Vision has named Dr. Chandra Mickles, OD, MS, FAAO, FSLS, to the newly created position of North America professional education lead, myopia, effective July 26.

Binovi Announces Board and Management Changes as Company Shifts from ‘Technology Development to Commercial Growth’

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021 12:21 AM TORONTO and NEW YORK—Binovi Technologies Corp. (TSX-V:VISN) announced Tuesday that Tania Archer has been appointed as interim CEO of the company, succeeding Adam Cegielski, who stepped down from his positions as CEO and board member.

Eyemart Express Names Mike Loftus to Chief Financial Officer Post

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021 12:18 AM DALLAS—Eyemart Express, a national optical retailer with more than 200 locations, has announced that Mike Loftus will join the company as chief financial officer, effective July 20.