EyeMed Vision Care President Lukas Ruecker has been appointed to the board of directors for the National Association of Vision Care Plans.
As a board member, Ruecker will help define the NAVCP’s strategic direction, as well as help establish its position on industry issues and policy.
“We’re delighted that EyeMed Vision Care will continue to participate in the growth and leadership of NAVCP through Lukas Ruecker's recent appointment to our Board of Directors,” said Aspasia Shappet, NAVCP Chairwoman and President and CEO of MESVision, Inc.
“We have no doubt he will extend the outstanding legacy of leadership EyeMed has with this organization.”
“Vision care plans help make a real difference in the lives of millions of Americans every day by providing efficient access to quality vision care and eyewear, as well as vision health awareness," said Ruecker. "As part of the NAVCP board, I’m proud to help the industry continue to grow and flourish in this mission and help people of all ages to see clearly.”
Before his current role as EyeMed president, Ruecker served four years with Luxottica as Senior Vice President of Strategy, then as Senior Vice President of North American Retail. Prior to that, he wasa corporate executive at Staples office products company.
Ruecker’s contributions at Luxottica and EyeMed also include serving as President of the board of directors for the company’s primary philanthropic engagement, OneSight.
Through his leadership, OneSight developed and now operates a sustainable business model in Africa and is better equipped to eradicate the vision crisis in North America and around the world. EyeMed is a sponsor of OneSight.