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Glimpses Marcolin Group names new CEO for North America Essilor Gold Sponsor of 2nd WCO Marcolin Group has announced the appointment of Davide Rettore as CEO North America for Marcolin USA Eyewear Corp. Essilor is a proud Gold sponsor of the 2nd World Congress of Optometry (WCO) in Hyderabad, India. In line with Essilor’s mission of improving lives by improving sight, the Congress will focus on “accessible, quality vision and eye health." “We all welcome back Davide to Marcolin Group,” says Giovanni Zoppas, CEO of Marcolin Group. “I know he will be a great value added to an already strong team.” Rettore’s solid experience and deep knowledge of the industry will bring to the Group additional expertise and value, the company said in a release. In his role he will be responsible for the devel- opment of the business in the USA and Canada. “We are excited to welcome Davide to our US Executive Team,” says Massimo Renon, Marcolin Group’s worldwide commercial general manager. “His experience and unique profile will comple- ment and enhance Marcolin Group’s ability to meet the needs of our customers.” North America is a key market for Marcolin Group, representing almost 45 per cent of global sales, with a high potential to be further explored both for ophthalmic eyewear and sunglasses, leveraging on the company’s well- known capabilities in terms of designing and manufacturing quality. 42 Optical Prism November 2017 Essilor is committed to partnering with the WCO to raise awareness on the importance of vision and the key role of optometrists in provid- ing vision care to patients and customers around the world. More than 1,200 eye care professionals are expected to attend the Congress which will this year focus on accessible, quality vision and eye health. The theme relates to the WHO “Universal Eye Health: A global Action plan 2014-2019” targeting a 25 per cent reduction of avoidable vision impairment by 2019. Lectures and seminars will be presented by leading experts from across the globe, featuring cutting edge research and clinical practice. The Congress also serves to define the agenda of accessible vision care.