(PRESS RELEASE) WESTFIELD, NJ – Medical Eyeglass Center (MEC), a leading optical dispensary development company, announces that it has entered into a three-year strategic partnership with Safilo, the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of eyewear, naming Safilo USA as MEC’s preferred frame vendor partner.
“With our explosive growth over the past 24 – 30 months, and a platform of discriminating and highly successful clients across the country, MEC purposefully sought to align ourselves with the strongest, most successful resources the optical industry has to offer,” said Rob Katz, chief executive officer, Medical Eyeglass Center (MEC). “Safilo is an outstanding organization known for its strength in leadership and unparalleled customer service across the U.S., with a desirable depth and diversity to their brand portfolio to meet all customer needs. Additionally, both organizations share a mutual commitment to the art of visual in-store merchandising. When the opportunity presented itself to enter a strategic partnership with Safilo USA, we jumped at the chance and are so excited to have our clients and customers benefit from this relationship.”
“Safilo is excited to partner with MEC, as their preferred frame vendor, to provide the value and support our portfolio of brands and organization’s capabilities can deliver to their ECP customers. MEC’s efforts to maximize the patient’s frame purchasing experience while increasing the profitability for independently run practices, is very much aligned with our own goals as an organization. We see this partnership as a win-win for all,” said Steve Wright, president and chief commercial officer of Safilo North America.