EssilorLuxottica has appointed Marco Caccini as General Manager of the Wholesale organisation in Australia and New Zealand.
Stephen Locke, Country Manager of Wholesale ANZ at Luxottica, and Pierre Longerna, Country Manager ANZ at Essilor, will report to Mr Caccini from their current roles as they continue to drive their respective business and teams.
While the go to market remains separate across the two businesses, I strongly feel that bringing the teams together will promote greater connectivity and collaboration
An experienced business leader, Mr Caccini joined Essilor, now EssilorLuxottica, in 2000 as director of the US Supply Chain before assuming growing responsibilities in the USA and Europe in strategic, commercial, and operational roles. Nominated CEO of Essilor Italia SpA in 2012, he also assumed the role of VP Operations and IT Europe up to 2019, when he was appointed VP Integration, to coordinate the implementation of the European synergies in the context of the merger of Essilor and Luxottica. More recently, Mr Caccini was leading all the activities of the Essilor Group in Southern Europe. He is an industrial engineer with a specialisation in business administration at Politecnico of Milan University and Insead business school.
“I am very excited about this new role, the new EssilorLuxottica Wholesale ANZ organisation and its evolution. The wholesale division has great and diverse teams and assets, and I look forward to strengthening the organisation and create a great teamplay to develop further Australia and New Zealand markets by effectively helping our customers in growing their business.” said Mr Caccini.
“By combining our expertise in lens technology and eyewear manufacturing, we have disclosed great strengths and opportunities, and today we are in the best position ever to put at the service of the market powerful brands, and innovative products and services to value optometrist practices, and help them in loyalising and attracting their customers.
“Our strategic vision for ANZ also includes the EssilorLuxottica retail and wholesale co-location arrangement in North Sydney, as announced in early 2021 and effective as of this month. While the go to market remains separate across the two businesses, I strongly feel that bringing the teams together will promote greater connectivity and collaboration and will free up creativity and new capabilities to address unmet customer needs and set new standards in execution,” Mr Caccini concluded.