People and Promotions
Rodenstock NA names CEO. Jim Cox has been named president and CEO of
Rodenstock North America. Cox resigned his position as executive vice president
for business and product development at SOLA International.
In other company news, Cox named David
Eichelberger vice president of Sales at this year's Optical Laboratory
Association's (OLA) meeting in San Diego.
SOLA board appoints president and CEO. SOLA International Inc.'s board of directors has
appointed Jeremy C. Bishop to be the company's president and chief executive
officer, replacing John E. Heine. In addition, he's been elected to the
company's board of directors.
B&L announces two new executives. Bausch & Lomb has named Steven T. Schuster
president of Vision Care for North America and corporate vice president, while
also appointing Marie L. Smith as corporate vice president and chief
VCA new hires and promotions. Vision Council of America (VCA) has promoted Deborah
Malakoff to vice president of Show and Member Relations. VCA also named Joseph
S. LaMountain vice president of Strategic Communications, a new position. Brian
P. Carroll was also signed on as controller.
OLA excellence winners announced. The Optical Laboratories Association (OLA) announced
the winners of its 2000 Awards of Excellence at the close of its annual
convention this year.
The following categories and companies were
� Best in Lenses -- Signet Armorlite/Corning for
� Best in Lens Treatments -- Transitions Optical, Inc.
for Splitz- Transitions Funlenses
� Best in Lens Marketing -- Corning Optical Products
for SunSensors Lenses Marketing Program
� Best in Processing Tools & Materials -- DAC
Vision for Quick Release Pad Processing System
� Best in Accessory Products -- Made in the Shades for
Fantom Clip Custom Clip-on Sunglasses
� Best in Frames -- Zyloware Corporation for Sophia
Loren M102 Stainless Steel
� Best in Specialty Frames -- Titmus Optical, Inc. for
� Best in Surfacing Equipment ---Loh Optical Machinery
for .Toro X-SL
� Best in Lens Treatment Equipment -- Ultra Optics
Company for M/R III Scratch Resistant Coating System
� Best in Finishing Equipment -- Loh Optical Machinery,
Inc. for Weco Edge 880 Lab.
OLA presented its Director's Choice award
posthumously to O.W. and John C. Coburn, founder of Coburn Optical.
Optometric Management, Issue: December 2000