Seiko Appoints Scott as GM

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HOYA Vision Care, announced the appointment of Bruce Scott as General Manager of Seiko Optical of America. Scott brings more than 25 years of industry experience to Seiko Optical. In his previous role as Regional Vice President with Essilor, he 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.”
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.


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