Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:27 AM
, a leading educational conference for optometrists and allied health care professionals, announced that Richard Durocher, OD, has become the SECO International president.
Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:24 AM
SEATTLE and BOSTON—Greg Kunst has been named chief executive officer of newly launched Aurion Biotech, whose mission is to cure blindness by developing a differentiated platform of advanced therapies to treat ocular diseases.
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:21 AM
GREEN ISLAND, N.Y.—Silhouette Optical
has announced the expansion of its U.S. leadership team with the appointment of Celeste Vos as vice president of sales.
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:18 AM
VANCOUVER—Kits Eyecare Ltd.
(TSX: KITS) (OTCQX: KTYCF), a fast-growing, vertically integrated eyecare platform, announced the appointment of Robert Long to chief information officer, a new position at the firm, and the appointment of Stefan Harvalias as chief marketing officer. Separately, Kits announced on Monday that it has shipped its first 100,000 pairs of prescription eyeglasses. Kits completed its initial public offering and listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange in January. The IPO raised gross proceeds of $55 million Canadian, as VMAIL reported
Friday, June 4, 2021 12:24 AM
SAN RAMON, Calif.—Two key pillars of CooperVision’s
industry leadership, its myopia management and 1 Day brand teams, have recently expanded following the hiring of Kamela Bearlin as senior global brand director, 1 Day Brands, and Jennifer Lambert as senior global brand director, myopia management, and the promotion of Elizabeth Lumb, BSc(Hons) MCOptom, FBCLA, to director of global professional affairs, myopia management. “Myopia management and 1 Day represent our fastest-growing, highest-opportunity brands,” said Simon Seshadri, senior vice president, global marketing. “By investing in top talent, we’re moving forward at full speed to continuously grow our strong leadership and investment in these areas.”
Friday, June 4, 2021 12:21 AM
LOS ANGELES—Barton Perreira
has announced the promotion of two long-term eyewear veterans to new roles within the company. Tricia Valbuena has been appointed to vice president of sales and marketing, where she will be overseeing, strategizing, planning and executing all sales and marketing initiatives for the company. Valbuena has been with Barton Perreira for nearly 13 years, previously serving as the sales and marketing director at the company. “I’m excited to step into this new role and am looking forward to growing all aspects of the company,” she said.
Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:15 AM
has named Luca Cavadini, an executive with deep optical industry experience, as the new head of its consumables and aftermarket business.
Friday, May 28, 2021 12:30 AM
Clear Sight Partners names VP of retail operations, acquisition of New Look Vision is completed, Prevent Blindness to host Eye Health Summit, U.S. optical sales show vast improvement over 2020 and Zeiss Vision Care moves HQ to Kentucky all topped this week’s VMAIL
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Friday, May 28, 2021 12:27 AM
TAMPA, Fla.—The newly formed managed services organization Clear Sight Partners
(CSP) recently appointed Tina Farrell to the executive management team as vice president of optical retail operations. The move comes only five months after private equity firm Spanos Barber Jesse & Co.
(SBJ) announced that it had completed a partnership that included five existing vision care practices with 16 locations, some operating in the area for more than 35 years. VMAIL reported
on the formation of Clear Sight Partners in January, and the deal marked SBJ’s entry into the optical sector.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 12:18 AM
MONROE, N.J.—The International Sports Vision Association
(ISVA), an interdisciplinary group of professionals dedicated to advancing the field of vision training for athletes of all ages and levels to help them achieve peak athletic performance, has announced the appointments of its new executive and advisory board members.
Monday, May 24, 2021 12:18 AM
SAN FRANCISCO—The American Academy of Ophthalmology chief executive officer David W. Parke II, MD, has informed the Academy’s board of trustees that he is stepping down.
Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:30 AM
, a national optical retailer, has named Femi Enigbokan as the company’s first chief growth officer.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:27 AM
GREEN BAY, Wis.—Shopko Optical
, which recently surpassed 100 standalone locations, has named Cameron Weiner to its leadership team as vice president of strategic development.
Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:15 AM
DANBURY, Conn.—Eschenbach Optik of America
announced that Gina Carey has joined the company as controller. She is responsible for all financial and accounting operations, distribution and logistics, information technology, facilities and compliance. A former Big 4 accountant and auditor, Carey joins Eschenbach after several years as a consultant, providing executive leadership, financial strategy, accounting and profit optimization guidance to her client base. Prior to opening her own consulting practice, she served as managing director and CFO of a mid-sized marketing services company, CFO of a market research business and SVP of finance & operations of a digital media organization.