Transitions Optical, Inc. has announced the expansion of its Canada team by welcoming Jaime Lovegrove and Ronan O’Driscoll as new eyecare professional sales and training representatives for the Ontario region.
Lovegrove and O’Driscoll will be responsible for enhancing and growing relationships with Transitions Optical’s eyecare professional partners, with Lovegrove supporting Western Ontario and O’Driscoll supporting Eastern Ontario. Lovegrove and O’Driscoll will also work to strengthen and leverage relationships with other trade partners, including lens manufacturer sales representatives, buying group members and ECP associations. Both will support partners by providing training and education on the Transitions® family of products and serving as a resource for implementing new marketing programs, sales strategies and promotions.
“Lovegrove and O’Driscoll are both well suited for this role because of their extensive knowledge and experience within the optical industry,” said Christine Underhill, business manager, Transitions Optical, Canada. “We are confident they will serve as strong resources for our partners, directing them to more educational opportunities and helping them identify the marketing tools that can add value to their businesses.”
Lovegrove joins Transitions Optical from Rodenstock where she was previously a territory sales representative for nearly two years. Prior to her time with Rodenstock, Lovegrove served as an optician manager at IRIS The Visual Group, where she oversaw the daily operations of stores and clinics, trained new associates and managers and provided support during company mergers with new locations. Lovegrove graduated from the Georgian College Opticianry program with honors in 2007.
O’Driscoll joins Transitions Optical after serving at Canada Vision Works for four years as a territory sales representative. At Canada Vision Works, O’Driscoll acquired more than 30 new clients within his first twelve months of employment. For the past two years, O’Driscoll also served as a territory account representative for Kaenon Polarized. O’Driscoll graduated from the Cork Institute of Technology in Cork, Ireland, in 1999 with a diploma in Hospitality and Tourism.