Accessories Council Honors Marchon Eyewear President Claudio Gottardi with 2015 ACE Leadership Award

Claudio Gottardi and Matteo Gottardi

Melville, NY (November 3, 2015) – The Accessories Council honored Claudio Gottardi, President and CEO of Marchon Eyewear, at the 19th annual Accessories Council Excellence Awards (ACE Awards) last night at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.

Gottardi received this year’s Leadership Award, which was introduced by Diane von Furstenberg and presented by his son, Matteo Gottardi, Founder and Creative Director of W.R.K. Clothing and Design Studio. 

The ACE Awards are the hallmark event for the council, which serves the $50 billion accessories industry.

Honorees were selected for making significant contributions to furthering the awareness and use of accessories and were nominated and voted upon by their peers in the accessories industry, retailers, the Accessories Council Board of Directors and the fashion press. 


About Marchon Eyewear, Inc.
Marchon Eyewear, Inc. is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of quality eyewear and sunwear. The company markets its products under prestigious brand names including: Calvin Klein Collection, Calvin Klein platinum, Calvin Klein Jeans, Chloé, Diane von Furstenberg, Dragon, Etro, Flexon®, G-Star RAW, Karl Lagerfeld, Lacoste, Liu Jo, MarchoNYC, Marni, MCM, Nautica, Nike, Nine West, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sean John, Skaga, Valentino and X Games. Marchon distributes its products through numerous local sales offices serving over 80,000 accounts in more than 100 countries.





Pat McNeil