Aurion Biotech Appoints Tim Largen as VP of Manufacturing

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Friday, September 17, 2021 12:18 AM SEATTLE, BOSTON and TOKYO—Aurion Biotech, a clinical-stage biotech company that is developing a platform of advanced therapies to treat ocular diseases, has appointed Tim Largen as vice president of manufacturing. Largen, who is based in Seattle, will lead strategy and development of Aurion Biotech’s global cell manufacturing capabilities. His role will include managing Aurion Biotech’s internal team and as a division of CorneaGen, Inc., working with external teams at Cognate BioServices, Inc., a Charles River Company, and at S-RACMO, a joint venture of Sumitomo Chemical Company, Ltd., and Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Company, Ltd., to help support cell production in the U.S. and Japan, respectively.

Neurolens Names Pierre Bertrand Chief Executive Officer

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Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:21 AM COPPELL, Texas—Neurolens announced that its board of directors has appointed Pierre Bertrand as chief executive officer.

DAC Technologies Appoints New President and CEO

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021 12:36 AM GARLAND, Texas—DAC Technologies, based here, has named Will Daniels as their new president and CEO. A 26-year veteran of the optical industry, Daniels has served in various leadership roles in sales management, operations. He joined DAC in August, 2021 having previously served as head of global aftermarket operations for Satisloh in Wetzlar, Germany. Daniels succeeds Joe Ciochetto who, after four years as president and CEO of DAC Technologies, assumed a new leadership role within Essilor of America.

Innovative Eyewear Appoints Kristen Mclaughlin to its Board

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021 12:18 AM MIAMI, Fla.—Innovative Eyewear, developer of the Lucyd Bluetooth smart eyewear brand, has appointed optical industry veteran Kristen Mclaughlin to its board as a non-executive director. Mclaughlin has served as director of marketing for Silhouette International and brand manager for Daniel Swarovski Crystal Eyewear. In 2017, she was honored as one of the Most Influential Women in optical by Vision Monday. Commenting on Mclaughlin’s appointment to the company’s board, Harrison Gross, Innovative Eyewear co-founder and CEO said, “Her significant marketing achievements and operational experience are highly relevant as we seek to position Lucyd Lyte as the leading smart eyewear brand for prescription and sunglass users. Her appointment rounds out a diversified board dedicated to bringing smart eyewear mainstream."

Hoya Vision Care Names Warren Modlin as VP, Technical Marketing

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021 12:21 AM LEWISVILLE, Texas—Hoya Vision Care has named Warren Modlin as vice president of technical marketing. In this role, Modlin will lead professional relations and innovation strategies for North America.

Johnson & Johnson Vision Appoints Dr. Chandra Mickles to Newly Created Myopia Education Position

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021 12:24 AM JACKSONVILLE, Fla. and SANTA ANA, Calif.—Johnson & Johnson Vision has named Dr. Chandra Mickles, OD, MS, FAAO, FSLS, to the newly created position of North America professional education lead, myopia, effective July 26.

Binovi Announces Board and Management Changes as Company Shifts from ‘Technology Development to Commercial Growth’

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021 12:21 AM TORONTO and NEW YORK—Binovi Technologies Corp. (TSX-V:VISN) announced Tuesday that Tania Archer has been appointed as interim CEO of the company, succeeding Adam Cegielski, who stepped down from his positions as CEO and board member.

Eyemart Express Names Mike Loftus to Chief Financial Officer Post

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021 12:18 AM DALLAS—Eyemart Express, a national optical retailer with more than 200 locations, has announced that Mike Loftus will join the company as chief financial officer, effective July 20.

Garrett Leight California Optical Names New President

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021 12:21 AM LOS ANGELES—Garrett Leight California Optical (GLCO), a Los Angeles-based eyewear lifestyle brand, has named veteran brand marketer Barney Waters as president to lead its next stage global expansion.

Santinelli Names Jacqueline Coleman as Director of Human Resources

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021 12:15 AM HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—Santinelli International has named Jacqueline Coleman as director of human resources, reporting directly to CEO Gerard Santinelli. She is replacing Maryann Ferrero, who is retiring.

Aurion Biotech Names Edward Holland, MD, Chief Medical Advisor

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Thursday, July 1, 2021 12:21 AM SEATTLE, BOSTON and TOKYO—Edward Holland, MD, has been named chief medical advisor of Aurion Biotech, whose mission is to cure blindness by developing a differentiated platform of advanced therapies to treat ocular diseases.

Hubble Contacts Names Internet Commerce Veteran Steve Druckman as CEO

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Monday, June 28, 2021 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Hubble Contacts, the direct-to-consumer company that offers daily disposable contact lenses by subscription, has named Steve Druckman as chief executive officer.

Eyemart Express Announces Partnership With U.S. Army Designed to Reduce Unemployment Among Veterans

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021 12:21 AM DALLAS—National optical retailer Eyemart Express has established a new collaboration with the U.S. Army’s Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program to help employ veterans, according to a recent announcement.

American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Parke Will Step Down After 12 Years of Leadership

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Monday, May 24, 2021 12:18 AM SAN FRANCISCO—The American Academy of Ophthalmology chief executive officer David W. Parke II, MD, has informed the Academy’s board of trustees that he is stepping down.

Shopko Optical Welcomes Vice President of Strategic Development Cameron Weiner to Leadership Team

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:27 AM GREEN BAY, Wis.—Shopko Optical, which recently surpassed 100 standalone locations, has named Cameron Weiner to its leadership team as vice president of strategic development.