ABB OPTICAL GROUP Announces New Senior Vice President of Operations

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ABB OPTICAL GROUP Announces New Senior Vice President of Operations


CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (April 8, 2019) – ABB OPTICAL GROUP, a leading provider of optical products and business services in the eye care industry, is pleased to welcome Tom Calhoun as the newest member of the company's leadership team, serving as senior vice president of operations.

In his role, Calhoun will be responsible for streamlining ABB OPTICAL GROUP's business operations for enhanced efficiency and productivity, along with aligning all aspects of the company's operations to deliver best-in-class service to its customers.

"Tom joins ABB OPTICAL GROUP at the perfect time as we continue to bring our company's strategic vision for the future to life," said ABB OPTICAL GROUP Chief Executive Officer Tom Burke. "His strong background in healthcare, proven leadership and passion for ensuring the customer has the best experience possible make him a strong asset to our team as we begin our next chapter of innovation and growth."

Calhoun comes to ABB OPTICAL GROUP with nearly 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. In his most recent role as senior vice president of commercial operations for H.D. Smith, a wholesale distributor for independent pharmacies, he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of operations and customer service for the company's eight distribution centers. Prior to H.D. Smith, Calhoun served as a senior vice president of operations with Cardinal Health, overseeing 35 medical and pharmaceutical distribution centers in the United States. He possesses extensive experience in regulatory and compliance initiatives, while having provided leadership for more than 5,000 employees.

"ABB OPTICAL GROUP has an incredible vision for the future, and I am proud to be joining the talented team that is ready to carry that vision forward to our customers and to the optical industry," said Calhoun. "Through continued network optimization and capitalizing on increasing operational efficiencies, I believe ABB OPTICAL GROUP will be in an ideal position to be the premier business solutions provider for eye care professionals nationwide."

Calhoun's education and training include a business degree from Pierce College in Los Angeles, and business, marketing and professional development courses at Ohio State, Boston University and University of Southern California.

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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