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Auckland, February 12, 2019
Essilor, stated to be the world’s largest supplier of prescription lenses, has announced the appointment of Kumuda Setty as its National Sales & Marketing Manager.
She assumed charge last week.
Her responsibility includes sales and marketing of the company’s product lines, Professional Services Training and the Prescription Safety Glasses Division, along with continuing to grow the New Zealand market.
Ms Setty brings to her new assignment more than 25 years of experience in commercial roles, including eight years as New Zealand Marketing Manager at Essilor.
It is understood that Essilor created the new role to support the growth of its customers in New Zealand.
Ms Setty said, “Essilor’s local customer base can expect to see immediate, positive changes as the company implements a more coordinated approach to match the expectations of eyecare professionals it supplies and also provide support for their mutual growth.”
Her husband Chandra Setty is the Head of Operations at Essilor New Zealand.
Essilor Australia New Zealand Chief Executive Pierre Longerna said that the Company’s new structure will allow greater cross-functional integration.
“This is a very exciting time to be working in this industry and we are really pleased with our new sales team structure with Kumuda, Vineet, Guy, Bruce and Gordon who have a good understanding of the New Zealand market. They have experience in meeting the needs of our many independent optometrists and they will work closely with our New Zealand Operations team headed by Chandra Setty to ensure smooth and uninterrupted service,” he said.
Mr Longerna said that the new role was created to fill the gap left by a member of the senior management team.
More new appointments coming
“Business Manager Chris Aldous has left after an eight-year career with us to pursue a role outside of the optical industry. We thank him for his leadership and support,” he said.
Essilor is expected to announce more appointments in the near future as the Company expands its marketing and sales function as well as beginning the search for a new General Manager for the New Zealand operation.