Focus on bringing mission of improving lives by improving sight combined with deep strategy and financial background
MONTREAL, Jan. 17, 2019 /CNW/ - Essilor Canada announced today the nomination of Christophe Perreault as President, effective immediately. Christophe Perreault was previously Chief Financial Officer of Essilor Canada and has held several leadership positions within Essilor International throughout his eight-year tenure with the company.
"Christophe was an obvious choice to lead Essilor Canada, bringing both a deep strategic understanding of our company and our operations, a sound financial background, as well as an unwavering commitment to Essilor's mission of improving lives by improving sight," said John Carrier, Chief Operating Officer, Essilor International.
Christophe succeeds Barbara Heffez-Piper who will join the team responsible for the Essilor and Luxottica integration in North America. The company thanks her for her passion and accomplishments during her time at Essilor Canada.
"Making eyecare and vision health a key priority is something I've always been passionate about. In Canada, the demand for vision correction and vision protection continues to grow and so is the number of Canadians with unmet vision needs. I am committed to continue working with our team, the industry, and our valued eyecare professionals to raise awareness about the importance of eye health in my country, as well as to provide the highest quality products and services to answer these growing needs. We must ensure everyone has access to their best possible vision to reach our goal of eradicating poor vision in one generation," said Christophe Perreault, President, Essilor Canada.
About Essilor Canada
Canadians have visual needs that impact their lives, their ability to learn, their development, health and safety. We believe that everyone has the right to good vision. This is why our mission of improving lives by improving sight is the driving force behind everything we do at Essilor Canada: our products, services, technologies, trainings, philanthropic initiatives, as well as our involvement in environment, health and safety.
We are committed to be the partner of choice for eyecare professionals by offering innovative solutions that empower them to succeed and create value for them and for consumers, so that together we can make a difference and help Canadians see better and live better, every day.
Present in Canada since 1972, Essilor is proud to contribute to the growth of our country's economy with over 1,000 employees, three digital surfacing laboratories and close to 30 regional and partner aboratories. Essilor Canada is a subsidiary of Essilor International, the world leader in ophthalmic products that invests heavily in research and development to create new products always better adapted to the needs of wearers. Essilor creates, manufactures and personalizes a wide range of corrective lenses and coatings that are distributed through eyecare professionals, to correct and protect vision, as well as prevent visual health issues. Canadians can entrust their vision to Essilor brands such as Varilux®, Eyezen™, Crizal®, Xperio® and Transitions®.
SOURCE Essilor Canada
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