Headlines Costa Appoints Holly Rush as New CEO Published 7 years ago on April 6, 2016 By INVISION Staff Share Tweet She will succeed the soon-to-retire Chas McDonald. Sunglass maker Costa Del Mar has named Holly Rush as its new CEO, effective April 25. She will succeed Chas MacDonald, current president and CEO, who recently announced his retirement after a 30-year career in the optical industry. “Holly possesses a dynamic leadership style that fits well within the Costa culture. She has a great passion for building high-performance teams and developing big brands. She has both the strategic vision and operational know-how to drive results that will lead Costa to its next stage of growth globally,” says Eric Thoreux, president of the Sun and Readers/Photochromics division of Essilor, Costa’s parent company. Holly’s 25-year career spans the luxury, beauty and consumer goods markets, where she held leadership roles at companies such as Duracell/Gillette, L’Oreal and most recently, Luxottica. Holly joined the eyewear industry in 2011 as senior vice president of sales for Luxottica and was subsequently promoted to president of Wholesale North America in 2014. She was named one of Vision Monday’s “Most Influential Women in Optical” (2012) and received the Visionary Award from the Foundation Fighting Blindness in 2015. Rush, her husband Michael and their two children will relocate to the Daytona Beach area from their current home in southern Connecticut. Advertisement Related Topics: click to Comment(Comment) Up Next New Startup Scans Your Face to Fit You Precisely With 3D-Printed Eyewear Don't Miss Here’s a Glimpse of Safilo’s Redesigned Booth for Vision Expo East SPONSORED VIDEO Crizal® Sapphire™ HR: Invisible Shield of Protection Your patients’ main concerns of anti-glare, scratch resistance, and easiness to clean are covered. Crizal Sapphire HR, the latest and most advanced product in the Crizal No-Glare range, is now widely available across lab networks and through all major managed vision care providers. Crizal Sapphire HR is available with Essilor’s advanced lens designs such as Varilux® progressive lenses and Eyezen® enhanced single vision lenses. Click here to learn more. *External laboratory tests and internal technical tests – 2020. Compared to the competitor most known lens-brands by consumers (2019 external brand tracking in 11 countries). The word ’overall’ refers to anti-reflective coatings important criteria, ranked through an external quantitative consumer study – 2019. You may like Promoted Headlines On the Edger Maximizing Profit With In-House Finishing Visionix Made in Italy Italian Trade Agency Turn Patients Into Loyal Eyewear Shoppers Optify Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Headlines16 hours ago Record Halloween Spending Expected: NRF Photo Gallery19 hours ago 23 Painfully Relatable Memes About Working Holiday Retail Cover Stories19 hours ago Is Eyecare Ready for the Metaverse? Press Releases3 days ago Modern Optical Canada Announces New Collaboration with ZEISS Vision Care Canada Press Releases3 days ago IbisVision Launches Breakthrough Refraction Technology for Over-the-Internet Eye Prescriptions at Las Vegas Expo Photo Gallery4 weeks ago Celebrity Eyewear Pics Featuring SJP, Russell Crowe, ‘Half’ of Oasis, and Shakira (Of Course!) Photo Gallery19 hours ago 23 Painfully Relatable Memes About Working Holiday Retail Sponsored Content7 days ago Made in Italy Sponsored Content4 weeks ago Turn Patients Into Loyal Eyewear Shoppers America's Finest4 weeks ago Trading on a Good Name Sponsored Content4 weeks ago Turn Patients Into Loyal Eyewear Shoppers Sponsored Webinars2 months ago Shop! Masterclass Webinar: Sustainability for Retail: How Retailers Create Social, Environmental and Cultural Innovations Sponsored Content2 months ago Now Available: New Varilux® XR series™ Sponsored Webinars3 months ago Human-Centric Design in a Digital World: Creating Unexpected Moments That Inspire, Educate, and Connect at Retail Sponsored Content4 months ago The Very First of Its Kind: Introducing Ray-Ban Reverse Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important news and business ideas for eyecare professionals every weekday from INVISION. Advertisement Advertisement Most Popular Photo Gallery19 hours ago 23 Painfully Relatable Memes About Working Holiday Retail Sponsored Content7 days ago Made in Italy True Tales4 days ago The Farting Mom Chronicles: One Optician’s Terrible Tale Best of the Best1 week ago The One Tool a NY Practice Says Is ‘Essential’ in Targeting Ads to Website Visitors America's Finest6 days ago At This Alberta Practice, the Eyewear Is Global, the Exams Are Thorough and the Staff Are Valued Sponsored Content5 days ago On the Edger Maximizing Profit With In-House Finishing Headlines1 week ago National Pharmacy Chains Targeted for Unapproved Eyecare Products Columns7 days ago You’re In Optometry School… Now What?