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MOVERS AND SHAKERS

Carl Zeiss Vision


Michael Hoffmann

Carl Zeiss Vision has appointed Michael Hoffmann chief executive officer, effective Dec. 1, 2009. Hoffmann, who has German as well as Columbian roots, worked at Hewlett-Packard in several leadership positions. Prior to his current responsibility as senior vice president and general manager worldwide graphics solutions business, Hoffmann served as senior vice president for HP's imaging and printing business in Asia-Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Bausch & Lomb


R. Kerry Clark


Robert J. Palmisano

Bausch & Lomb has announced that R. Kerry Clark and Robert J. Palmisano have joined its board of directors. Clark retired in September 2009 as chairman and CEO of Cardinal Health, Inc. Under his leadership, Cardinal Health acquired numerous medical technologies that helped the company expand its service to hospitals, pharmacies and clinicians across the U.S.

Palmisano is the president, CEO and director of ev3 Inc a leading global provider of technology for treating peripheral vascular disease and neurovascular diseases. Prior to ev3, Palmisano was president and CEO for IntraLase Corp., which designed and developed laser products for vision correction.

Pro Fit Optix


Steve Brewer


Bruce Winslow


Tom Lyon

Pro Fit Optix has expanded its management team with the addition of three experienced optical professionals. Steve Brewer has been appointed executive vice president of sales and business development. He brings 34 years of optical industry experience as a senior level executive and industry consultant. Companies and clients that Brewer has worked with include Bausch & Lomb, CooperVision, Alcon, Essilor of America and United Healthcare.

Bruce Winslow has joined as vice president of sales, independent markets. He brings more than 30 years of optical industry experience, including work with Bausch & Lomb, Unilens, and most recently Essilor Laboratories, where he has served as a strategic account manager. Tom Lyon has been named national director of business development, optical laboratories. Lyon’s 40 years of industry experience includes customer service, lab and sales management. He has worked for Rodenstock, Serengeti, Signet Armorlite and Zyloware.

Revolution Eyewear
Revolution Eyewear has appointed Steve Gintis as the company’s new worldwide director of operations. Gintis will be responsible for sales growth, as well as overall business development activities both domestic and internationally. He brings more than 30 years experience of eyewear industry experience, having worked at companies including Safilo, Diplomat Ambassador and B. Robinson. Most recently he was design, sales and manufacturing consultant to a few Chinese eyewear factories.

OLA
The Optical Laboratories Association announced that its board of directors has selected Daniel Torgersen as the recipient of the 2009 OLA Directors’ Choice Award. Torgersen, who has served as the OLA technical director for 15 years, is vice president, MIS and special projects, for Walman Optical in Minneapolis, Minn.

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