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ABB Optical Names Senior VP

He’ll be tasked with streamlining the company’s business operations.

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                 Tom Calhoun

(PRESS RELEASE) CORAL SPRINGS, FL – ABB Optical Group, a leading provider of optical products and business services in the eye care industry, welcomes Tom Calhoun as the newest member of the company’s leadership team, serving as senior vice president of operations.

In his role, Calhoun will be responsible for streamlining ABB Optical’s business operations for enhanced efficiency and productivity, along with aligning all aspects of the company’s operations to deliver best-in-class service to its customers.

“Tom joins ABB Optical at the perfect time as we continue to bring our company’s strategic vision for the future to life,” said ABB Optical CEO Tom Burke. “His strong background in healthcare, proven leadership and passion for ensuring the customer has the best experience possible make him a strong asset to our team as we begin our next chapter of innovation and growth.”

Calhoun comes to ABB Optical with nearly 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. In his most recent role as senior vice president of commercial operations for H.D. Smith, a wholesale distributor for independent pharmacies, he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of operations and customer service for the company’s eight distribution centers. Prior to H.D. Smith, Calhoun served as a senior vice president of operations with Cardinal Health, overseeing 35 medical and pharmaceutical distribution centers in the United States. He possesses extensive experience in regulatory and compliance initiatives, while having provided leadership for more than 5,000 employees.

“ABB Optical has an incredible vision for the future, and I am proud to be joining the talented team that is ready to carry that vision forward to our customers and to the optical industry,” said Calhoun. “Through continued network optimization and capitalizing on increasing operational efficiencies, I believe ABB Optical will be in an ideal position to be the premier business solutions provider for eye care professionals nationwide.”

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Calhoun’s education and training include a business degree from Pierce College in Los Angeles, and business, marketing and professional development courses at Ohio State, Boston University and University of Southern California.

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Sales of Sun Lenses Are Up, According to Data from ABB Optical Group’s Digital Eye Lab Network

Company releases new statistics ahead of National Sunglasses Day on June 27.

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(PRESS RELEASE) CORAL SPRINGS, FL – ABB Optical Group, released market data from its Digital Eye Lab (DEL) Network division showing significant year-over-year growth in the sale of prescription sun lenses.

DEL Network’s data shows that orders were up 25 percent in 2018 over 2017. In breaking down all orders placed in 2018, the data also showed a year-over-year increase of 30 percent for mirrored lenses, 30 percent for photochromic lenses, and 20 percent for polarized lenses.

Just in time for National Sunglasses Day on June 27, DEL Network also identified silver, blue and gold, respectively, as the three most popular colors ordered in polarized mirrored lenses.

“Since 2017, our portfolio of Digital Mirror Solutions has allowed ECPs to expand their lens offerings to meet the growing patient demand for this trending, colorful look,” said DEL Network Managing Director Scott Pearl. “With the kick-off of summer right around the corner, now is an opportune time for ECPs to be discussing the importance of sun wear with their patients and offering them a variety of sun wear to meet their needs, lifestyles and budgets.”

For more information about DEL Network’s products and services, visit DigitalEyeLab.com.

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Coburn Technologies’ Velocity Spin Coater Wins Award for Best Value Enhancer

It’s one of 17 awards given annually.

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(PRESS RELEASE) SOUTH WINDSOR, CT – Coburn Technologies, Inc. announces that its 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.

For additional information about Coburn Technologies and the Velocity Optical Lens Spin Coater, visit www.coburntechnologies.com or call 1-800-COBURN-1.

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Marcolin Group Renews Licensing Agreement with Harley-Davidson

It has been extended through Dec. 31, 2021.

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(PRESS RELEASE) LONGARONE BL — Marcolin Group announced the renewal of the licensing agreement for the design, manufacturing and worldwide distribution of sunglasses and eyeglasses for Harley-Davidson Motor Co.

The agreement for Marcolin Group to produce Harley-Davidson branded eyewear for men, women and kids has been extended through Dec. 31, 2021.

Marcolin Group remains committed to faithfully incorporating the Harley-Davidson brand’s heritage into every frame produced with subtle call-outs to those same handcrafted parts that make Harley-Davidson motorcycles an enduring fixture on the world’s highways.

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