Satisloh: Two optical industry veterans make career moves

Satisloh: Two optical industry veterans make career moves

After 19 successful years with Satisloh, first at the helm of North America and for the last 4 years as global President and Group CTO, Larry Clarke takes the opportunity to pursue a new leadership role within Essilor of America. Clarke will become President, Nassau / OOGP and Optical Supplies effective January 1st, 2019. In his new role Clarke will be responsible for a portfolio of companies focusing on contact lenses, stock lenses and optical supplies. “I am excited for this new challenge and growth opportunity and thrilled to turn over the reins at Satisloh to a successor that is more customer-focused than anyone that I have met in the optical industry,” said Clarke.

With Clarke’s move to his new role, Pete Lothes will become the new global President and CTO of Satisloh, the market leader in optical manufacturing equipment. Lothes is a veteran of the ophthalmic industry with over 27 years of experience. He joined the industry in 1991 after graduating from college by working in the family retail and wholesale lab businesses in Columbus, Ohio. Shortly after joining the family business, he became president of the wholesale lab. The lab was acquired by Essilor Laboratories of America (ELOA) in 2004 and he continued on as its president until 2009. Later Lothes held various operational executive positions, including Vice President of Operations, Partner Labs for ELOA.  He joined Satisloh in early 2015 as President of Satisloh North America. During his time there the company achieved multiple years of record sales as well as increased operational efficiencies. “In my new role, I am looking forward to focusing on the company’s continued passion for bringing the most innovative products and processing solutions, as well as the best customer service, to all of our customers worldwide,” said Lothes.

Lensware International will celebrate 10 years aniversary at opti Munich 2019

Lensware International will celebrate 10 years aniversary at opti Munich 2019

A unique seminar will be organized on Saturday 26th of January in the conference room of the exhibition center – Conference room C51 – from 09h30 to 11h00, with the purpose to invite our partners and friends to join our commemoration. The occasion will be taken to remind the exiting different phases of our company’s growth, as well as to review the extended LensWare IT solutions available today, which bring highest efficiency in the whole process flow, inline with the approach of Industry 4.0, and the fully integrated SmartRxFactory. A special focus will be brought for LensProductionControl, LensInspection, Lab2lab, LensSales, LensInventory within a complete LMS-ERP package. Please access to www.lensware-international.com/10years/ for further information and registration. For the ones who could not attend the seminar, there will still be a chance to meet our team in our booth located in Hall C5/510.

Countdown to Vision Expo East 2019

Vision Expo East 2019 is gearing up to take over the Javits Center (Education: March 21 – 24; Exhibit Hall: March 22 – 24) with a Show everyone can count on to meet their professional needs. Vision Expo East 2019 will feature the latest in fashion, technology and innovation as well as a wide array of educational programs all under one roof. Expanded educational programs at this year’s Show include content that fulfills all professional agendas. An inspirational and business-oriented program, developed by co-founder of Influenceology Roberto Monaco, will explore how to increase leadership effectiveness, eliminate a negative mindset and implement change to unlock leadership potential. Additionally, Michael Ward, MMSc, FAAO, will discuss the expansive innovations seen in the contact lens technologies of today and the future as a part of the contact lens track.

Travel deals negotiated by Vision Expo with Connections Housing make New York affordable through reduced-rate hotels and group rates. These deals are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis with the application deadline of Feb. 28.

Returning for the second time to Vision Expo, the OPTImum Retail Award will be awarded to an independent boutique retailer onsite. This award program allows retailers to showcase their products, storefronts, visions and stories to be voted on by a committee of top industry leaders and the entire vision community. The inaugural OPTImum Retail Award finalists were Atelier Mira (Brooklyn, NY), Eye Q Stylist Opticians (Holetown, Barbados), Spex By Ryan (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada) and Todd Rogers Eyewear (Andover, MA). The voting process garnered over 5,000 votes from the vision community and was awarded to Todd Rogers Eyewear. This year voting will take place on Vision Expo’s social media channels in February.

For exclusive looks into Vision Expo East 2019 follow along on all of Vision Expo’s social media channels, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. To register for Vision Expo East 2019, visit VisionExpoEast.com.

DAC Vision to become DAC Technologies

DAC Vision to become DAC Technologies

DAC Vision in Europe will be renamed DAC Technologies for its operations throughout Europe, Africa as well as the Middle East, effective January 2019. DAC Technologies, the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of  supplies, changed its name in North America from DAC Vision to DAC Technologies back in March 2018. The company’s new name reflects its new mission to broaden its scope of business to become a full solutions technology provider for ophthalmic manufacturing by expanding its portfolio. DAC Technologies offices in Europe will remain based in France. For more information, visit www.dactechnologies.com