Effective April 1st, Peter Lothes will be the new President of Satisloh North America, Inc and as a new member of the Satisloh Global Ophthalmic Executive Team (OET).
In this role he will be responsible for leading all sales and operations for Satisloh in the United States and Canada.
He replaces Larry Clarke who has been promoted to head up Satisloh globally.
“I have rarely met anyone in our industry with more passion for meeting the needs of customers than Pete and I am proud to introduce him to you,” said Clarke in notice to Satisloh partners. “ I am sure you will get the chance to meet him soon.”
Lothes has been in the optical industry for 25 years. As President of his family’s business, Select Optical in Columbus, he lead all aspects of it, from marketing and sales to manufacturing and corporate functions from 1991-2009.
Select Optical was acquired by Essilor in 2004 and Lothes continued on as its President until 2009, at which time he decided to take the corporate route and relocated to Dallas to join Essilor as Vice President of Operations—Partner Labs.
“Pete’s experience, starting with his family’s retail chain and independent wholesale lab, followed by his corporate career, running some of the largest labs in North America, gives him a unique understanding of how to meet the needs of all types and sizes of labs,” said Clarke.
In 2013, Lothes assumed the role of Vice President of National Labs in conjunction with continuing his role as VP of Operations for both ELOA and Partner Labs. Since that time, he has been responsible for Essilor’s five largest production labs in the US and Mexico.
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