VSP Global Announces Executive Restructuring
Rancho Cordova, Calif., January 27, 2016 — As a cascading effect of Jim McGrann taking the helm as President and CEO of VSP Global® in October 2015, several promotions and a strategic restructuring have taken place to continue global growth.
Steve Wright has been promoted to President of Omni-Channel Solutions, a newly formed line of business focused on developing a seamless multichannel strategy for consumers to engage professional optometry for their eye care and eyewear with a focus on the VSP Global® Premier Program. Wright’s previous role was Senior Vice President of the Americas for Marchon Eyewear, Inc. and President of Altair Eyewear.
Mark Ginsberg has been appointed to Chief Marketing Officer of VSP Global, succeeding Kate Renwick-Espinosa, President of VSP® Vision Care. In this new role, Ginsberg will report to Jim McGrann and lead the organization’s global marketing strategy to deliver its products and services to a diverse worldwide client base. Most recently, Ginsberg served as Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at Marchon and reported to Claudio Gottardi, President of Marchon.
“Steve and Mark offer a tremendous breadth of experience that will be leveraged in their new roles to support our growth around the globe,” said Jim McGrann, President and CEO of VSP Global. “The restructuring strategy reinforces our strong leadership team as we begin 2016.”
About VSP Global
VSP Global® unites industry-leading businesses to bring the highest quality eye care and eyewear products and services to help people see across the globe. VSP Global businesses include not-for-profit VSP® Vision Care, the largest vision care company with more than 75 million members and a network of 32,000 eye doctors in the U.S., Australia, United Kingdom, Canada and Ireland; Marchon® Eyewear Inc., one of the three largest global manufacturers, designers and distributors of quality fashion and technologically advanced eyewear and sunwear; Eyefinity®, the largest EHR and premier practice management software company for the eye care industry; VSP Optics Group, industry leaders in new lens technologies, production processes, service and logistics; and VSP Retail, delivering a memorable consumer experience through a variety of channels that meet the diverse needs of VSP customers. VSP Global businesses operate in 100 countries on 6 continents.
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, Columbia Sportswear, Diane von Furstenberg, Dragon, Etro, Flexon®, G-Star RAW, Karl Lagerfeld, Lacoste, Liu Jo, Marchon NYC, Marni, MCM, Nautica, Nike, Nine West, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sean John, Skaga, and Valentino. Marchon distributes its products through numerous local sales offices serving over 80,000 accounts in more than 100 countries.