NEW YORK—In order to continue growing its support for independent ECPs while leveraging the combined resources of the entire group, EssilorLuxottica N.A. has announced changes to its wholesale organization. Ludovic Ladreyt is named chief commercial officer – U.S. Optical. An accomplished leader with over 25 years of experience, most recently serving as SVP optical sales, Wholesale NA, Ladreyt will now be responsible for the broader U.S. optical organization inclusive of frame, lens and lab sales across national accounts, regional accounts and independents.

"He has made invaluable contributions to the business over the past decade and continues to deliver on EssilorLuxottica’s commitment to growing the eyewear and eyecare universe," the company said. In this new capacity, Ludo will report directly to Fabrizio Uguzzoni, president of Wholesale North America for EssilorLuxottica.

The following people will now report to Ladreyt:

  • Jessica Kozak, SVP of U.S. regional and independent ECP Sales will expand her perimeter by leading the U.S. independent business development and strategy for both frames and lenses to optimize the independent ECP experience across the company's full commercial offering, the announcement said.

  • Valerio Parisi has been promoted to SVP of U.S. regional and independents channel for frame sales.

  • Matt Tackman, SVP – U.S. optical national accounts will expand his role to cover lab, lens and frame sales.

  • Cha-ling Delgado has been promoted to vice president, U.S. national accounts for frames and will report to Tackman.
“These changes give us a better opportunity to synergize comprehensive commercial programs to create a stronger value proposition. We want to support our customers in growing, thriving and creating the biggest impact they can have on their community,” said Uguzzoni. “Ludo and his leadership team have what it takes to support and partner with our customers at the next level.”