ABB OPTICAL GROUP Announces New Director of Strategic Partnerships

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ABB OPTICAL GROUP Announces New Director of Strategic Partnerships


CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (June 24, 2019) – ABB OPTICAL GROUP, a leading provider of optical products and business services in the eye care industry, is excited to welcome Mike Austin as the company's new Director of Strategic Partnerships.

In his new position, Austin will be instrumental in identifying, developing and maximizing the relationships between ABB OPTICAL and leading organizations in the optical industry. These relationships will focus on developing programs that focus on the ECP, the patients they serve and the teams that they lead, while delivering strategic value for the participating organizations.

"Mike brings vast knowledge, proven experience and real passion for this industry to his role with us at ABB OPTICAL GROUP," said Senior Vice President of Manufacturer Partnerships Aaron See. "I know that he will be a strong asset not only to our partners and leading organizations in optical, but to our company and entire customer base as well."

An optical industry veteran of 20 years, Austin has held leadership roles with Luxottica, EyeMed and Total Eye Care Partners in the areas of operations, strategy, finance, managed care and product development. He earned his degree from Kent State University and currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with his wife and his two sons.

ABB OPTICAL GROUP is a leading, national provider of optical products and business services in the eye care industry. The company is focused on ensuring that eye care practitioners succeed by improving efficiencies, increasing profitably and effectively navigating market changes. Among its services, ABB OPTICAL supplies nearly two-thirds of eye care professionals across the country with brand-name contact lenses, specialty contact lenses, ophthalmic lenses and more. The company also provides business-building services for its customers such as pricing strategy tools, as well as performance dashboards through its Glimpse software division and practice management solutions through Primary Eyecare Network. ABB OPTICAL's DIGITAL EYE LAB Network utilizes cutting-edge technology to produce eyewear that is personalized to patients' needs and lifestyles. Headquartered in Coral Springs, Florida, with seven additional facilities across the country, ABB OPTICAL employs more than 1,000 team members who are passionate about customer success. For additional information, visit

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