Essilor, during its national sales meeting last month, presented awards to the lab members of its Independent Distributor Division (IDD). Very Important Partner (VIP) Awards were presented to Spectera and New York City wholesale lab Perfect Optical. Cherry Optical, Inc. of Green Bay, WI, won the VIP Award for national lab as well as the Varilux Award of Excellence and the overall Independent Lab of the Year Award. “We’d like to acknowledge our peers for their successes as well as give thanks to those who supported us,” said Cherry Optical, Inc. “Congratulations, everyone! Without our partners and amazing eyecare professionals, we wouldn’t have made it this far, thank you!”
The Xperio UV Award of Excellence went to Walman Optical of Minneapolis, MN, the Transitions Award of Excellence to Luzerne Optical Labs of Wilkes-Barre, PA, the X-Cel Outstanding Achievement Award to Korrect Optical of Louisville, KY, and the Crizal Award of Excellence to startup Green Optics in Auburn Hills, MI, for 240% growth. VSP Optics Group won Managed Care Lab of the Year. The Essilor Vision Foundation presented the Lab Excellence Award to Elite Optical of Rancho Dominguez, CA.
Also during the awards presentation, surprise guest Michael Daley, recently retired from Essilor, honored Bob Colucci upon his retirement from the company after nearly 30 years in various management and lab liaison positions, most recently as president of IDD since 2004. Colucci began his career with Essilor in 1989 as director of sales for Varilux Corp.