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SIGHTGLASS JOINT VENTURE BEGINS
EssilorLuxottica and CooperCompanies have announced the finalization of their joint venture agreement for Sight- Glass Vision .
GADD NAMED PRESIDENT OF WHOLESALE CANADA FOR ESSILORLUXOTTICA
This collaboration of two global vision care leaders accelerates the commercialization of novel spectacle lens technologies to expand the myopia management category . SightGlass Vision ’ s Diffusion Optics Technology incorporates thousands of micro-dots into the lens that softly scatter light to reduce contrast on the retina , which is intended to reduce myopia progression in children .
Rick Gadd has been named President of Wholesale Canada and President of Instruments for EssilorLuxottica North America .
Gadd , a seasoned leader who has served as President of Essilor North America for the past two years , will take on the new role as the company brings its lens and frames teams closer together in Canada . He will report directly to Fabrizio Uguzzoni , President of Wholesale North America for EssilorLuxottica .
Gadd will bring his strong experience and leadership to the position , which includes responsibility for both the frame and lens wholesale business across Canada . In his dual role leading the company ’ s instruments business for N . A ., he will help unlock the potential for the division ’ s leading technology , equipment and services designed to meet the changing business needs of the optical industry and help doctors and staff continue to build trusting relationships with their patients .
Christophe Perreault , who has served as President of Essilor Canada since 2017 , has made the decision to return to his native France with his family . Christophe has been instrumental to the company ’ s Canada business in recent years , leading his team in a highly dynamic and changing environment .
“ Canada continues to be a vital part of EssilorLuxottica ’ s North America business and will only grow in importance as we bring our lens and frame businesses together ,” said Uguzzoni . “ Rick is uniquely suited to deliver the promise of EssilorLuxottica to customers across Canada in the coming years . He is an exceptional leader and deeply committed to our mission , not to mention a Canadian who will fit right in with the incredible team there . I would also like to thank Christophe on behalf of the company for all his contributions – he leaves the business in great shape and in great hands .”
Gadd joined Essilor of America in 2011 , first serving as SVP of Key Accounts and later as President of Essilor Lab Group before rising to role of President of Essilor of America in 2018 . In his new role , he will split his time between Dallas and Montreal .
CAPPELLANO NAMED CHAIRMAN & PRESIDENT OF MARCOLIN
Marcolin has appointed Emanuele Cappellano as the new chairman and president of Marcolin USA .
Cappellano will work closely with the company ’ s top management to continue building a successful corporate strategy in the key market , with the aim of leading the USA business into a new phase of development .
He will report directly to the CEO & General Manager Fabrizio Curci .
Cappellano is a highly experienced manager , having previously held leadership positions at several multinational corporations . Throughout his career , Emanuele has served as Head of Financial Planning and Analysis and Head of Platform , Investment and R & D Control for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Latin America , and Head of Brand and Commercial Control for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Europe .
Most recently , Cappellano was Chief Financial Officer and Head of Financial Services at Stellantis Latin America .
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