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EssilorLuxottica NA Wholesale Elevates Sales Leadership to Serve Independent Optical Channel

“These changes give us a better opportunity to synergize comprehensive commercial programs to create a stronger value proposition.”




(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK — In order to continue growing its support for Independent ECPs while leveraging the combined resources of the entire Group, EssilorLuxottica N.A. announced changes to its wholesale organization.

Ludovic Ladreyt is named Chief Commercial Officer – US Optical. An accomplished leader with over 25 years of experience, most recently serving as SVP Optical Sales, Wholesale NA, Ludo will now be responsible for the broader US Optical organization inclusive of frame, lens and lab sales across National Accounts, Regional Accounts, and Independents. He has made invaluable contributions to the business over the past decade and continues to deliver on EssilorLuxottica’s commitment to growing the eyewear and eyecare universe. In this new capacity, Ludo will report directly to Fabrizio Uguzzoni, President of Wholesale North America for EssilorLuxottica.

The following people will now report to Ludo:

  • Jessica Kozak, SVP of US Regional and iECP Sales will expand her perimeter by leading the US Independent Business Development and Strategy for both frames and lenses to optimize the iECP experience across our full commercial offering.
  • Valerio Parisi has been promoted to SVP of US Regional and Independents Channel for frame sales.
  • Matt Tackman, SVP – US Optical National Accounts will expand his role to cover lab, lens and frame sales.
  • Cha-ling Delgado has been promoted to Vice President, US National Accounts for frames and will report to Matt Tackman.

“These changes give us a better opportunity to synergize comprehensive commercial programs to create a stronger value proposition. We want to support our customers in growing, thriving and creating the biggest impact they can on their community,” said Fabrizio Uguzzoni. “Ludo and his leadership team have what it takes to support and partner with our customers at the next level.”


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