VCPN INSIDER NEWSLETTER March 8, 2018

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CADORIN JOINS SAFILO AS SR. VP U.S. OPTICAL SALES

Safilo has named Riccardo Cadorin senior vice president of optical sales for the U.S., reporting to Henri Blomqvist, CEO of Safilo North America, and based in the company’s North American headquarters in Secaucus, NJ. Cadorin brings over 20 years of eyewear industry sales experience to Safilo with previous roles of increasing responsibility at Luxottica, Marcolin and Marchon, where he most recently served as vice president of U.S. sales. Read More>>

Riccardo Cadorin

Riccardo Cadorin

BLUTECH NAMES COO AND SR. VP SALES AND MARKETING

David S. Provow

David S. Provow

BluTech LLC, provider of ophthalmic blue light solutions, promoted David S. Provow to chief operating officer and appointed Renato Cappuccitti to the position of senior vice president of sales and marketing. Read More>>

EYEMART EXPRESS NAMES MICHAEL J. BENDER CEO

National eyewear retailer Eyemart Express has named Michael J. Bender chief executive officer and president. He most recently served as chief operating officer of Walmart’s Global eCommerce business. Bender has a comprehensive manufacturing, retail and healthcare background with over 30 years’ experience developing high caliber work teams, optimizing supply chain operations and leading strategic growth in stores and online. He developed his career with positions at Walmart, Cardinal Health, Victoria’s Secret Stores and PepsiCo. Read More>>

Michael Bender (L) and Doug Barnes, Jr (R)

U.S. AND EUROPE APPROVE ESSILOR/LUXOTTICA MERGER

Sagniers and Del Vecchio

Essilor’s CEO Hubert Sagnierès (l) and Luxottica’s founder and chairman Leonardo Del Vecchio.

The proposed combination of Essilor (Euronext Paris: EI) and Luxottica (MTA: LUX) has been cleared by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the European Commission without conditions. Read More>>

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