OLA honors industry vets, directors' choice recipient

November 15, 2008

The Optical Laboratories Association (OLA) inducted 12 industry veterans into the OLA Hall of Fame 2008.

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Fairfax, VA-The Optical Laboratories Association (OLA) inducted 12 industry veterans into the OLA Hall of Fame 2008. They were honored at the ninth annual OLA Hall of Fame Banquet, which was held on the opening day of the association's annual meeting in Nashville, TN. The 2008 Hall of Fame honorees were:

Posthumously:

The OLA Hall of Fame was established in 2000 to honor the contributions of persons who made outstanding contributions to the optical lab industry.

Keane was honored during the OLA Awards Banquet in Nashville, TN, following the association's annual meeting. He founded DVI in 1983 to specialize in automating optical laboratories. He spent several years working at Columbian Bifocal, developing and then managing the first widely used ophthalmic manufacturing and business software.

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