Our Leaders

Our Leaders

Angel Alvarez
Founder and Chairman of the Board

Having built ABB OPTICAL GROUP from the ground up, Angel's strategy and vision for the company has led to the success of thousands of eye care professionals nationwide. He earned a bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami and is an active supporter of the national Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. Go Canes! Read the full bio.

 

Thomas E. Burke III
Chief Executive Officer

Prior to ABB OPTICAL GROUP, Tom served as CEO of Massachusetts-based Medical Specialties Distributors, a supply chain solutions provider for the home infusion therapy, home medical equipment and oncology markets. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, American Society of Health System Professionals, and the Health Industry Distributors Association. Read the full bio.


Brad Weinbrum
President

As President of ABB OPTICAL GROUP, Brad is responsible for facilitating major acquisitions and integrations, identifying new growth opportunities and fostering a culture of accountability. His philosophy to grow the company in a sustainable way, so as to secure long-term opportunities for the customers ABB serves and the people ABB employs, is rooted in his commitment to broadening the company's position as the premier optical platform. Brad is a graduate of the University of Florida, serving on the board of the UF Alumni Association and is also a member of the United Way of Broward County's Tocqueville Society. Read the full bio.


Paul Sherman
Chief Financial Officer

As CFO, Paul has responsibility for the Finance, Customer Service, Supply Chain and Freight teams. His unique blend of skills, including: strategic focus, financial acumen, leader of transformational change and an acute attention to detail is invaluable to the ABB OPTICAL GROUP leadership team. Paul is a board member and audit committee chair for Step Up For Students, co-founder and board member of South Florida Business Forum and an advisory board member of Florida Institute of CFOs (fiCFO). Read the full bio.


Jonathan Mish
Chief Information Officer

As CIO, Jonathan oversees the company's enterprise technology platform which provides ABB OPTICAL's business partners with the solutions, tools and capabilities needed to grow their businesses at accelerated rates. His extensive experience in the technology industry and his customercentric outlook help position ABB OPTICAL as the resource and partner that customers lean on when growing their businesses. Read the full bio.


Steve Heft
Senior Vice President of Operations

As Senior Vice President of Operations, Steve Heft provides strategic and tactical direction for ABB OPTICAL GROUP's distribution centers by leveraging his extensive experience and leadership to achieve ABB's goals. His responsibilities include streamlining operations for enhanced profitability, productivity and efficiency and aligning all aspects of operations to deliver a best-in-class customer experience while focused on a customer-centric approach. Read the full bio.


Scott Pearl
Managing Director of Digital Eye Lab

Scott Pearl's responsibilities include overseeing the multi-million dollar, fully automated, digital surfacing wholesale optical lab and managing operations to support the strategic plan of the company. Scott also manages ABB OPTICAL GROUP's stock ophthalmic lenses inventory. Scott conceptualized the Digital Eye Lab as the first fully automated laboratory dedicated to freeform digital lens fabrication in the United States in 2007. Read the full bio.


Mike Dari
Vice President of Sales

Michael G. Dari leads a team of more than 110 field and internal sales professionals. His responsibilities include building proper territory alignments to maximize customer call penetration throughout the U.S., developing programs to promote sales growth and overall profitability in each business segment, and working closely with each department to make sure all sales initiatives align with the goals of ABB OPTICAL GROUP. Read the full bio.


Aaron See
Vice President of Marketing

Aaron See is Vice President of Marketing for ABB OPTICAL GROUP where he is responsible for all marketing and communications initiatives including brand positioning, public relations and customer interaction. He works closely with manufacturers on marketing initiatives and interfaces with suppliers and focus groups on product development, product pricing and product lifecycle management. Read the full bio.


Bart Tessel
Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Initiatives

Bart oversees the direction of ABB's strategic customers and prospects through distributor solutions, supply chain and technology services. He leads a team of business development and account management professionals that translate how ABB's value proposition can impact an optical retail chain, doctor alliance, group purchasing organization or optical manufacturer's profitability and identify, organize and focus the resources required to affect the sale. Read the full bio.


Nan Meehan
Vice President of Eyewear

With more than 25 years of sales, marketing and management experience, Nan leads the strategic direction for ABB OPTICAL GROUP's frame distribution services that offers eye care professionals a wide variety of new frame products. Through this initiative, ABB OPTICAL GROUP creates a full-on optical solution and allows eye care professionals to streamline the process of ordering optical products, which will cut costs for consumers and manufacturers. Read the full bio.


Jeannette Delgado
Vice President of Human Resources

Jeannette is responsible for driving growth through an effective human resources and people strategy. She oversees the planning, staffing, talent management and succession processes, as well as compensation and benefits, employee relations and leadership development and training. Her focus is on people, both in developing staffing strategies and plans to identify talent within and outside the company, as well as developing appropriate policies and programs for effective management of employees. Read the full bio.


The mission of the ABB OPTICAL GROUP executive team is to ensure the delivery of quality optical products and services to Eye Care Professionals nationwide. Our goal is to make ABB OPTICAL GROUP a great place to work and to advance the optical supply chain through innovation and technology. To learn more call 1-800-852-8089.