Seiko Optical Appoints New U.S. General Manager


bruce-scott-headshotLEWISVILLE, TEXAS, (November, 2016) Ally of the Independent eye care professional, HOYA Vision Care, announced the appointment of Bruce Scott as General Manager of Seiko Optical of America. Bruce Scott brings more than 25 years of industry experience to Seiko Optical. In his previous role as Regional Vice President with Essilor, Bruce directed all aspects of major business divisions, including sales to multiple channels, business and customer development, product and sales marketing, customer service and manufacturing excellence. “Bruce’s extensive knowledge of operations, customer service, sales and product development make him a perfect fit for Seiko and Hoya product distribution business,” said Barney Dougher, President of HOYA Vision Care, Americas. . He continued, “As a leader, Bruce grew revenue and found efficiencies in his business units. He is also a person that nurtures future organizational leaders. His ability to develop talent will be critical as we
continue to grow.”

Bruce Scott will be leading Seiko Optical of America which also represents the Hoya brands with a focus on the wholesale and retail sectors of the industry, and he noted, “I’m very excited about the future of the Seiko brand in the North American market. The opportunity to grow Seiko through valued partnerships and superior products is tremendous and we look forward to continued success.” Bruce holds a Bachelors of Business Management from Oklahoma Christian University. At the beginning of his optical career he helped build a large national retail chain. Bruce has also participated in the Vision Council’s Executive Summit and Optical Laboratory Division.

About Hoya Corporation
Hoya Corporation is a global technology company traded on the Japanese stock exchange based in Tokyo, Japan, and the leading supplier of innovative and indispensable high‐tech and healthcare products based upon its advanced optics technologies. Hoya is active in four fields of business: The Healthcare provides eyeglasses and contact lenses for retail sales. The Medical provides endoscopic system and intraocular lenses for cataract surgery. The Electronics makes mask blanks and photo masks for the semiconductor devices and LCD panels as well as glass memory disks for HDDs. The Imaging produces optical lenses, SLR/compact digital cameras, lens modules and micro lenses. Hoya now has over 100 subsidiaries and affiliates, and employs over 36,500 people worldwide.

About SeikoVision
Hoya Corporation, a global technology company traded on the Japanese stock exchange based in Tokyo, acquired 50% of Seiko Optical in March of 2014 and has since put its efforts into bringing the brand to the forefront in the United States. The goal of SeikoVision is to partner with eye care practices for growth via marketing, analytics and consulting, as well as helping them find form‐fitting lenses for patients’ unique needs.

VEW Mid-Page 19