Fabrizio Uguzzoni named President of Wholesale at EssilorLuxottica N.A.
Uguzzoni will lead the Company’s frame and lens businesses in North America; Rick Gadd, President of Essilor North America, will maintain responsibility for Essilor business
New York, US (August 3, 2021) – EssilorLuxottica announced today that it has named Fabrizio Uguzzoni as President of Wholesale at EssilorLuxottica North America. Uguzzoni, based in New York, will lead the Company’s unified wholesale business in North America. Rick Gadd, President of Essilor North America, will report to him.
This integrated leadership structure is a natural next step in the integration process. Essilor and Luxottica have made significant progress in coming together as one company, creating new opportunities for the market with the customer as their North Star. Recent joint initiatives designed around the ECP include the EssilorLuxottica 360 program and the introduction of Ray-Ban Authentic Essilor Special Edition. EssilorLuxottica participated as an integrated company for the first time to support the industry at Vision Expo East in June as well as the AOA’s annual meeting, where the Company made a significant investment in the AOA’s Alliance for Patient Safety initiative.
“We’re pleased to continue to lay the foundation of EssilorLuxottica in North America by appointing Fabrizio to this critical leadership role. He has been a strong advocate for vision care and a driving force in reimagining the relationship between our company and our valued customers – our commercial offering and the support we provide has set a new standard,” said Francesco Milleri, CEO of EssilorLuxottica and Paul du Saillant, Deputy CEO of EssilorLuxottica. “As the President of Essilor North America, Rick will continue to partner with ECPs to support their long-term success. He will also work with Fabrizio in building the Company’s new organization in the region. North America has the right team in place to help lead EssilorLuxottica into the future.”
Fabrizio joined Luxottica in 2009 and has served as President of Luxottica Wholesale N.A. since 2016. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Vision Council and on the Board of Directors for the global nonprofit OneSight.