Essilor makes contribution in wake of tsunami disaster

February 15, 2005

Dallas—In the aftermath of the devastation caused by the tsunami in many parts of Asia and east Africa last December, Essilor International is donating 1 million Singapore dollars (about $612,000) to the Singapore Red Cross Society.

Dallas-In the aftermath of the devastation caused by the tsunami in many parts of Asia and east Africa last December, Essilor International is donating 1 million Singapore dollars (about $612,000) to the Singapore Red Cross Society.

Essilor has operations in Asia, but none of its employees was injured in the wake of the disaster.

"As we begin this new year, our hearts are burdened for the Asian countries that have suffered from the tsunami," said Hubert Sagnieres, president of Essilor of America.

The division will consist of three regional business units: managed care and anti-reflective technology licensing, technical services, and sales support.

Under the new arrangement, Jim Rabbitt, Steve Mills, and James Schrick will become new regional vice presidents leading the three regional business units. Jim Blasco will become vice president of managed care and technology licensing, while K.C. Haffey will assume responsibility for technology transfer management. Dave Cuffe will serve as director of technical services, and Ben Collier as sales operations manager.

The division is led by Bob Colucci, who became its president in October.