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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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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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