It also acquired 2 eyecare groups.
DALLAS — Riata Capital Group announced that Eric Anderson has joined Acuity Eyecare Group, a Riata portfolio company that owns and operates North American eyecare groups and optometry practices, as CEO.
Anderson most recently served as executive vice president at Fossil Group, leading its $3 billion multibrand licensed portfolio. Prior to Fossil, he spent almost 20 years at Luxottica in several leadership positions, including president and general manager of LensCrafters North America.
Riata also announced that Acuity has acquired two new regional eyecare groups: One Hour Optical, based in Denver, and 20/20 Image Eye Centers, based in Phoenix. Including these two acquisitions, Acuity now operates more than 70 optometry locations across eight states, owns a full-service digital lab operation and expects to grow to over 100 locations by mid-2018.
"Acuity is off to a strong start and we are very excited about what lies ahead under Eric Anderson's leadership," said Jeff Fronterhouse, managing partner of Riata Capital Group. "Eric is a proven industry leader who brings tremendous optical experience, a strategic vision for growth, and a track record for developing great talent. Eric joined Acuity's board in October of 2017, and we have been able to see Eric's impact firsthand. His exceptional leadership skills, and passion for growth and people, will be critical to realizing our future potential in the marketplace."
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