Latest News Safilo Announces Jan Cory as Newest Member of its North American Sales Team By Staff Monday, September 25, 2023 12:18 AM Jan Cory.SECAUCUS, N.J.—Safilo Group (SFLG.MI) has announced the appointment of Jan Cory to the role of vice president of sales for the department stores and internet pure players channels for North America, reporting to Vittorio Verdun, president of North America, Safilo Group. Cory is a well-respected and highly accomplished industry veteran who joins Safilo with over three decades of eyewear experience where she held a series of leadership positions of increasing responsibility. “We are thrilled to welcome Jan Cory as the newest leader of our North American sales channels," said Verdun.He added, "Jan brings a wealth of industry experience and excels at cross-functional collaboration. This winning combination makes her an excellent addition to our team, and we look forward to her leading and strengthening our market presence in department stores and among internet pure players to better serve our North American customers." “I am thrilled to join Safilo during this exciting time of development and I am particularly happy to be back on the department stores' side of the business with such a talented team,” said Cory.Cory, who was named one of Vision Monday's Most Influential Women in Optical in 2015, has served as a past member of The Vision Council's Program Committee and has held board positions with the Accessories Council and The Salvation Army. She is currently the co-chair of the Membership Committee of the Optical Women's Association, serving on the organization’s board of directors. Cory's experience in the eyewear industry includes sales, marketing and senior management roles at Bausch + Lomb, Luxottica, Viva/Marcolin, Silhouette International, IDOC and I-deal Optics Holdings. Most recently, she served as vice president, global optical sales and marketing for Lucyd/Innovative Eyewear Inc., as VMAIL has reported.