The Vision Council Hosts Nearly 100 Industry Executives for Lab Leadership Forum

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Monday, April 15, 2024 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council hosted the 2024 Lab Leadership Forum on Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12, 2024 at the Temecula Creek Inn in Temecula, California. Nearly 100 optical industry executives gathered for the event, providing a platform for education, networking and recognition among optical laboratory professionals. The Lab Leadership Forum, tailored specifically for The Vision Council’s optical laboratory members, offered a comprehensive agenda aimed at fostering professional growth and collaboration among industry peers, according to an announcement from The Vision Council.

Safilo and Marc Jacobs Renew Global Eyewear Licensing Agreement

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Thursday, April 11, 2024 12:24 AM PADUA, Italy and NEW YORK—Safilo Group and Marc Jacobs have announced the early renewal of their multi-year global licensing agreement for Marc Jacobs branded eyewear until December 2031.

Eyewear by R.O.I. and Karen Kane Announce Renewal of Global Eyewear Licensing Agreement

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Thursday, April 11, 2024 12:18 AM PHOENIX—Eyewear by R.O.I. and Karen Kane have announced the extension of their eyewear licensing agreement through 2028; the two companies signed their original licensing agreement in 2007.

The Vision Council Launches PolicyWatch, an Online Regulatory Monitoring Service for the Optical Industry

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Friday, April 5, 2024 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council is introducing PolicyWatch, a regulatory monitoring service for the optical industry, tailored to provide easier access and understanding of the industry’s evolving legislative landscape. PolicyWatch will monitor legislation specific to teleoptometry, a rapidly expanding optical industry sector. Standing as a centralized resource, PolicyWatch offers real-time updates on teleoptometry laws, regulations, and legislation across all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Marcolin Consolidates Performance in 2023, Grows in Revenue and Margins, Per Preliminary Results

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Wednesday, March 27, 2024 12:21 AM LONGARONE and MILAN, Italy—On March 25, 2024, the board of directors of Marcolin presented the draft of the Group’s separate and consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2023. Although the period was characterized by international geopolitical instability and logistical complexity, Marcolin was able to consolidate its performance in 2023.

Accessories Council Announces 2024 ACE Award Winners

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Friday, March 22, 2024 12:18 AM NEW YORK—The Accessories Council has announced the winners of its 2024 ACE (Accessories Council Excellence Awards) winners. Every year, the ACE Awards pay homage to those who have impacted the world of accessories as fashion industry leaders, press and retailers celebrate the contributions made to the industry.

Marcolin Inaugurates New York Showroom

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Friday, March 22, 2024 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Marcolin officially opened its new showroom in New York City last week with an exclusive opening ceremony on Thursday, March 14. The showroom is located on the 19th floor of 270 Madison Avenue in Manhattan.

CFDA Eyewear Designers Launch 2024 Pride Collection at The Loft, Proceeds to Benefit Bring Change to Mind

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Ahead of Pride Month in June, seven CFDA eyewear designers are uniting to launch the third annual edCFDA Pride Eyewear Initiative. The designers will each offer a limited edition sunglass design, with a portion of the proceeds collectively benefiting Bring Change to Mind.

Now Optics Partners With Scout Onward to Recruit Next Generation of Executive Talent

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024 12:15 AM DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Now Optics, parent company of eyecare retail brand Stanton Optical, has announced its partnership with Scout Onward, a leading athlete search agency, to recruit talented executive team members from sporting backgrounds.

Marcolin Obtains the Gender Equality Certification

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Sunday, March 17, 2024 12:24 AM LONGARONE and MILAN, Italy—Marcolin recently announced that it has obtained gender equality certification issued by the certification bodies accredited with Accredia (pursuant to EC Regulation 765/2008), which operate based on the UNI/PdR 125:2022 guidelines.

Advancing Eyecare’s New Executive Leadership Team to Showcase New Products and Services at Vision Expo East

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Wednesday, March 13, 2024 12:24 AM JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Advancing Eyecare, a leading ophthalmic instrumentation company, has announced the formation of its new executive leadership team, primed to steer the company to new levels of success, the company said in an announcement.

Thomas Strauch Joins Hilco Vision as Group CFO

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Tuesday, March 12, 2024 12:27 AM MANSFIELD, Mass.—Hilco Vision has announced a key new member of its executive leadership team. Thomas Strauch joined as group chief financial officer, effective March 11, 2024, and comes with extensive experience in the medical device industry, having worked across diverse geographies and businesses in Europe, Asia and the U.S., the company said. He will join Hilco Vision from GN Store Nord A/S, where he was CFO for Jabra Enhance. Prior to this, Thomas served as the CFO of Sivantos North America under the leadership of the private equity investor EQT, as well as six years at HearUSA (Siemens Healthcare), bringing "a highly successful track record delivering integration strategies, harmonizing systems and processes, and propelling financial excellence," the company added.

Safilo and Missoni Announce Multi-Year Renewal of Global Eyewear Licensing Agreement

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Tuesday, March 12, 2024 12:24 AM PADUA and MILAN, Italy—Safilo Group and Missoni have announced the renewal of their global licensing agreement for Missoni brand eyewear until the end of 2029.

Marcolin and Skechers Renew Eyewear Licensing Agreement Through 2030

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Tuesday, March 12, 2024 12:21 AM LONGARONE and MILAN, Italy—Marcolin and Skechers U.S.A. Inc., have announced the renewal of their licensing agreement for the design, production and worldwide distribution of Skechers sunglasses, eyeglasses and kids’ eyewear.

EssilorLuxottica and Dolce&Gabbana Announce 16-Year Licensing Renewal

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Friday, March 8, 2024 12:21 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France and MILAN, Italy—EssilorLuxottica and Dolce&Gabbana have announced the early renewal of their licensing agreement for the development, production and worldwide distribution of prescription frames and sunglasses under the Dolce&Gabbana brand.