ABB Optical Group Announces New Director of Strategic Partnerships


Mike Austin

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group, a leading provider of optical products and business services in the eyecare industry, announced that Mike Austin has joined the company as director of strategic partnerships. In his new position, Austin will be instrumental in identifying, developing and maximizing the relationships between ABB Optical and leading organizations in the optical industry. These relationships will focus on developing programs that focus on the ECP, the patients they serve and the teams that they lead, while delivering strategic value for the participating organizations, the company said.

“Mike brings vast knowledge, proven experience and real passion for this industry to his role with us at ABB,” said Aaron See, senior vice president of manufacturer partnerships. “I know that he will be a strong asset not only to our partners and leading organizations in optical, but to our company and entire customer base, as well.”

An optical industry veteran of 20 years, Austin has held leadership roles with Luxottica, EyeMed and Total EyeCare Partners in the areas of operations, strategy, finance, managed care and product development. He earned his degree from Kent State University and currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio.