Contour Fine Tooling appoints new VP of Sales & Marketing

Contour Fine Tooling, a global leader in single-point diamond cutting tool solutions, appointed Bob Cassin as new VP of Sales & Marketing North America and General Manager of its USA subsidiary.
Bob Cassin has been appointed per June 17th, 2019 as the new Vice President of Sales and Marketing North America as well as General Manager of Contour Fine Tooling Inc. Bob has been working with Moore Nanotechnology Systems in the role of Vice President Sales, Applications and Marketing.
“I am very pleased to welcome Bob Cassin in his new role. Bob has over 18 years of international commercial experience and a track record in growing sales and profitability at Moore Nanotechnology Systems. His international commercial experience, his extensive knowledge of our industry combined with his experience in management previously gained makes Bob the ideal candidate”, says Erik Boom, CEO of Contour Fine Tooling BV.
Jeff Tomlin will remain leading the operations of Contour Fine Tooling New Hampshire.

Successful Optical Innovation Summit

Successful Optical Innovation Summit

The Vision Council hosted the second of four events in their new Summit Series. The Optical Innovation Summit—held June 5–6 in Boulder, Colorado—gathered C-level executives and emerging companies in the vision care space to discuss the inevitable changes affecting optical retail. With the goal of advancing technologies and business models, participants attended a series of discussions, and ideation and reflection sessions, designed in collaboration with Bart Foster, strategic advisor to The Vision Council, that focused on opportunities in the industry, consumer trends and some of the challenges emerging companies are facing.

Foster led an exercise called “The Future Backwards,” where participants identified the current state of the customer journey, then worked backwards to identify the key events and milestones. The group then discussed the ideal customer experience and the steps it would take to create that experience. Emerging companies including DITTO, Hue.Ai, Pair Eyewear, Cognivue, Eyes4Lives, NovaSight and King Children engaged with industry leaders during the “My Biggest Challenge” session and received feedback on how to successfully grow their businesses in the ever-changing optical landscape.

Attendees were also given the chance to explore Boulder with hikes and walking tours offered throughout the summit, plus opportunities to discover the city’s famous Pearl Street. “It’s great to see the second event in The Vision Council’s Summit Series be so successful and this year’s Optical Innovation Summit was a wonderful occasion to engage in meaningful discussions,” said Ashley Mills, CEO of The Vision Council. “Gathering the industry’s top executives with startup innovators to dig deeper into the customer experience was a great exercise. I’m looking forward to the next event in the series, so we can continue this positive and productive energy.”
The Vision Council will continue their Summit Series with the Marketing Insights Summit, to be held Oct. 15–16 in Boulder, Colorado.

 

Coburn Technologies’ Velocity Spin Coater wins award

Coburn Technologies’ Velocity Spin Coater wins award

Coburn Techologies, Inc.announced that their Velocity Spin Coater has been named “Best Value Enhancer (Lab)” by the CiO VisionPlus Awards.“We are thrilled and honored to receive this award for our Velocity Coater, especially considering our focus on developing innovative technology for the laboratory market. The Velocity Coater has become the market’s preferred spin coating system, optimizing the yield in many of the world’s largest labs,” stated Alex Incera, President of Coburn Technologies.
This award is one of 17 awards given annually by the Cairo International Optical Fair’s VisionPlus Awards, landing in the Instruments & Equipment category. Nominations criteria for “Best Value Enhancer (Lab)” include utility, value enhancement, innovation and technology.
The Velocity Optical Lens Spin Coater is a fully automated industrial hard coating system that conveniently transports lenses utilizing a job tray, beginning the process with a multi-stage pre-cleaning system, followed by a secondary cleaning system, coating and curing, and finally returning the lens to the job tray. Velocity is also available in a stand-alone, manual version.