VANCOUVER, June 16 /CNW/ - Suntech Optics and Bugaboos Eyewear, Canada's
leading eyewear companies announced today the appointment of James B. Murray
as President & COO.
James joined Suntech and Bugaboos as COO in January 2007. Prior to
entering the eyewear industry, he worked for Costco Wholesale and SAM'S CLUB.
James brings with him over 15 years of expertise in operations, marketing and
strategic planning. His strong knowledge of consumer segmentation and
merchandising reinforces Suntech and Bugaboos' commitment to be supplier of
choice for all retail partners.
James Murray comments "Suntech Optics and Bugaboos Eyewear have built a
solid foundation as Canadian leaders in the Eyewear category. I am excited to
lead a solid team who has true passion for eyewear. Our strong focus on
product innovation and delivering market solutions will ensure long-term
category growth and increased consumer relevance for our retail partners."
"We are delighted to have James Murray on board at Suntech Optics and
Bugaboos Eyewear. Mr. Murray possesses the necessary business and leadership
mix to help continue build the Suntech and Bugaboos foundation and take it
into the next growth phase of business," states Melanie Martin, CEO of Suntech
About the Company
Established in 1970, Suntech has grown from operating out of the trunk of
a car to what is now the largest Canadian distributor of ready to wear
Suntech supplies some of Canada's largest general merchandise and drug
retailers with quality eyewear solutions including name brand sunglass such as
Kensie and Mac and Jac and Solar Shields as well as specialty products such as
Infokus Hand Made reading glasses and Pink Ribbon Readers supporting Canadian
Breast Cancer Society. Bugaboos supplies Canada's key resorts, sporting goods
and lifestyle stores with their performance brand Ryders Eyewear.
Suntech Optics and Bugaboos Eyewear is a family owned organization.
Residing in North Vancouver, the head office is a green building reflecting
the values of the organization and the ownership and their concern for their
For further information:
For further information: Melanie Martin, CEO, Bugaboos Eyewear, (604)
924-2393; Suntech Optics, (604) 929-8141, 1-800-929-8141