Santinelli’s Sales Team Meets in DC

July, 2015, Hauppauge, NY – Santinelli International, the leading distributor of lens finishing equipment, recently convened in Washington, DC for their annual National Sales Meeting. The 3-day session led by Rick Clemente, Executive VP of Sales & Client Services, focused on progressive ways of meeting customer needs and increasing efficiency … [Read more...]

Patti Gertzen Receives Most Influential Women in Optical Award

I love it when people I know win something! Patti Gertzen, midwest regional manager for ClearVision Hauppauge, NY – July 2015 – ClearVision Optical is proud to announce Patti Gertzen has been awarded VisionMonday’s Most Influential Women in Optical Award in the Mentors category. A ClearVision Regional Sales Manager since 2003, Patti was … [Read more...]

Tura Signs New Eyewear License with Gwen Stefani

NEW YORK (July, 2015)– Tura Inc. has announced they have signed a multi-year agreement with Grammy Award-Winning musician and fashion entrepreneur Gwen Stefani to introduce a new line of sunglasses and optical eyewear for her L.A.M.B. and GX by Gwen Stefani brands. Both collections will debut at the beginning of 2016. “This is a dream I have … [Read more...]

Transitions Optical Partners With Rolling Stone Magazine

Transitions Optical Sets Sights on New Audience Through Partnership with Rolling Stone and Activation at Upcoming Interactive Music Festival PINELLAS PARK, Fla., March, 2015 – Transitions Optical, Inc., is taking a new approach to help change perceptions of the brand by rolling out an ambitious multi-channel marketing campaign. To reach a new … [Read more...]

Like It And WIN From Santinelli

It's CONTEST time at Santinelli! Along with the Out of The Box Design Contest.. they are Now doing a contest for Facebook LIKEs. and you have a chance to WIN a $100 voucher toward any Santinelli International product or service. TWO prizes will be awarded - one for new "likes" and one to those who "share" our page It's simple to enter! simply … [Read more...]

Shamir Promotes Naftalovich to President of Shamir North America

San Diego, CA – March, 2015 - Shamir Insight’s longtime executive and CEO, Raanan Naftalovich, has been appointed Shamir Optical Industry’s President of Shamir North America. While maintaining his duties as CEO of Shamir Insight, located in San Diego, Ca, Naftalovich will now also oversee all of the Shamir sites and activities in North America. … [Read more...]

Charmant Announces New Appointments To Management

Morris Plains, NJ – February, 2015 – Charmant, known for producing top-quality, comfortable and attractive eyewear, has announced changes to its executive staff and management. Promotions were awarded to several in management roles, creating a new executive staff to support the newly appointed president, Mr. Urayama.  Promotions included Dee … [Read more...]

ClearVision Optical Launches New Website

ClearVision Optical introduces a fresh new look for its website, cvoptical.com.  Known for its friendly and fun design elements, the newly designed website capitalizes on responsive design strategies, providing optimized viewing from various mobile platforms in an effort to remain current while meeting customer needs in today’s fast paced … [Read more...]

Grady Lenski Joins Vision-Ease as Vice President of Sales, North America

RAMSEY, MINN. (Feb., 2015) – Vision-Ease announces optical industry veteran Grady Lenski as its new vice president of sales, North America. Lenski brings more than 30 years of business growth, sales and customer service management experience to the company. In his new role, Lenski will lead sales teams in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, with a … [Read more...]

Transitions Consumer Advertising Plans for 2015

Transitions Optical shares consumer advertising plans for 2015 Campaign to bring visibility to choice and unique benefits of Transitions® XTRActive® lenses ORLANDO, Fla., Jan., 2015 – In 2015, Transitions Optical, Inc. will be surrounding consumers with messages of choice through an integrated mix of media partnerships and television, digital … [Read more...]

Vision-Ease Lens Announces John Weber as CEO

RAMSEY, MINN. (Nov, 2014) – Vision-Ease Lens announces former CooperVision Inc. president John Weber as its new chief executive officer. Doug Hepper will transition to the role of executive chairman after more than 12 years of successful leadership at Vision-Ease Lens. “As Vision-Ease Lens looks to its next era of growth, John’s experience with … [Read more...]

Reminder: iCoat’s Reward Program Ending December 31

Remember how we did our Use It Or Lose It with Coop Advertising?  The same goes for many of your other programs such as the iCoat 2014 Rewards Program in which you can earn MONEY for each qualifying job order. Won't those Gift Cards come in handy over the next 2 very expensive months? If you have not signed up, it is not too late, email icoat … [Read more...]

Silhouette Promotes Diana Downs To Business Development Manager

Diana Downs has accepted the position of Silhouette’s Key Accounts and Business Development Manager for the United States, a new position at the company. Diana has been with Silhouette for ten years, and in that time has held progressively responsible sales leadership positions. Diana was recognized as Silhouette’s Regional Manager of The Year in … [Read more...]

Santinelli Hires Robert Greco, Seasoned Sales Representative

October, 2014, Hauppauge, NY – Robert Greco has recently joined the Santinelli International sales team, representing the Southeast Region, comprised of Florida, Southern Georgia and Southern Alabama. Mr. Greco is a highly-seasoned professional with over 25 years of optical experience, including lens finishing equipment sales. “With his … [Read more...]

Silhouette Optical Names Jan Cory As New US President

Albany, USA, 2014.  Jan Cory, an experienced eyewear executive, has joined the Silhouette family as President U.S., reporting to Daniel Rogger, CEO of Silhouette International based in Austria, and succeeding Chris Juergens, who will be retiring after 14 years of leadership, serving the U.S. subsidiary. Cory joined the optical world in 1998 as … [Read more...]