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Marchon Eyewear Names Managing Director for Asia Pacific

He’ll be based in Hong Kong.

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(PRESS RELEASE) HONG KONG & NEW YORK – Marchon Eyewear Inc. announced the appointment of Matteo Gaeta as managing director of Asia Pacific, effective this month.

Gaeta will be based in Marchon Eyewear’s regional APAC headquarters in Hong Kong and will serve as a member of Marchon’s global management team. He will report directly to Nicola Zotta, Marchon Eyewear’s president and CEO.

He will lead the management of Marchon’s subsidiaries in China, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore, as well as the company’s joint venture with Sterling in India, and relations with distributors in all other markets in the APAC region. Gaeta will also oversee product development and product adaptation for Asia, including design teams in Hong Kong and Tokyo.

“We are very happy to welcome Matteo Gaeta to Marchon Eyewear. His in-depth knowledge of the eyewear market, as well as the Asia Pacific region, make him uniquely qualified for this role,” said Zotta. “Marchon is already a leading manufacturer and distributor of premium eyewear throughout Asia Pacific, and we plan to further develop our market share, footprint and brand portfolio in the region, as a key component of the company’s strategic global growth plan. Matteo’s experience spans wholesale management and leading large and complex teams as well as successfully building direct to consumer channels within both brick and mortar and digital and mobile platforms, which perfectly complements our expansion plans for the region.”

Gaeta comes to Marchon Eyewear with in-depth experience working in international markets, including having spent the last 18 years in Asia. A significant share of his career experience has been in the eyewear industry with Safilo Group, managing multiple subsidiaries throughout the region and eventually the entire business unit, serving as chief operating officer of Safilo Far East.

Gaeta also oversaw Asia Pacific in his role as the regional President for Finnish company Fiskars, where he led the retail, wholesale and digital expansion of their high-end houseware and tableware portfolio in the region.

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He has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Doctor of Business Administration from the City University of Hong Kong.

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